Canadian Down Syndrome Week 2022

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Join us October 23-29 2022, for Canadian Down Syndrome Week (CDSW), a national week celebrating and showcasing the abilities of people with Down syndrome as we highlight employment stories and projects.

Introducing Inployable

We celebrated Canadian Down Syndrome Week this year with the launch of Inployable, the world’s first Down syndrome employment network on LinkedIn.

Jobseekers with Down syndrome can join the network using their Linkedin profile and connect with employers looking to hire.

Candidates on the Inployable network can choose from LinkedIn’s expanded skill selection to represent their strengths to business owners, such as long-term employment, punctuality, repetition-oriented, and morale booster.

Employers looking to hire can join Inployable and browse candidates to fill open positions. There will also be supportive employment resources coming in 2023 to help with recruitment and onboarding.

Looking for More Information on Employment?

For prospective jobseekers of all ages and employers, visit our Employment Resource Hub for career discovery tips, resume-building tools, inclusive hiring practices, and more.

CELEBRATE and SHOWCASE the abilities of people with

Down syndrome who are in the workforce

Raise awareness of jobseekers with Down syndrome and their employers in your community.

Share employment journey stories with us @CDNDOWNSYNDROME on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook

Add #SeeTheAbility #CDSW #CDSW2022 and #DownSyndromeEmployment

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Organize an event today…in a few quick steps you can harness the power of your school, team or group and help support our employment initiatives.

Have Some Fun!

Ask your class or group to wear colourful, fun socks during CDSW. Help raise awareness and critical funding through purchasing CDSS mismatched socks. Created by Friday Sock Co and CDSS, these limited-edition mismatched socks are a great gifts and help support life changing resources and unique projects. Shop and find details here. Order early to ensure you receive them before the week kicks into high gear!

Learn about Down syndrome!

Make the world a more inclusive place.

Share CDSS presentations, posters, and videos with your class, school, or workplace. For presentations and materials which can be used in any sort of group setting Find them here!

We are here to help and if you have an idea and want support, please reach out to lizak@cdss.ca

Whether you are a small team or individual, we are filled with gratitude for your support of CDSW 2022.

Thank you! #SeeTheAbility