World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day – annually on March 21st – is officially ratified by the

United Nations. It allows communities around the world to recognize and celebrate

contributions from people with Down syndrome.


Go21 is a celebration of Down syndrome. Like how spectators in a sport

yell “Go! Team! Go!”, we are celebrating our community with this name: “Go 21!”

Canadian Down Syndrome Week

Canadian Down Syndrome Week is CDSS’s way of showing the world Canada is a

country where ALL people are valued, fully participating citizens.

Down Syndrome Conference

Join us in Montreal for the 29th Canadian Down Syndrome Conference!


Events & Activities

The best way to be part of our community is to come join us!

Through our campaigns like World Down Syndrome Day and Canadian Down Syndrome Week, and our events and activities like the Canadian Down Syndrome Conference and Go21, there are so many ways to get involved, network and create connections while raising awareness for Down syndrome.

Support an inclusive community – get out there and have your voice be heard!

Do you have an event coming up in your community? Let us know!

Upcoming Events

Down Syndrome Association National Capitol Region’s Go21 Walk

The Go21 event is the DSA-NCR’s single biggest fundraiser of the year. This funding is crucial for our association to continue to organize events and support our membership with resources and services.

There will be music and fun for the kids including Big Sky Ranch and our wonderful farm friends!


Saturday, September 28th, 2019
10:00am – activities, treats, and an official warm up
11:00am – walk begins


Andrew Haydon Park
3169 Carling Ave
Ottawa, Ontario

Event Link: View Event Page

Down Syndrome Niagara’s Go21 Walk

Down Syndrome Niagara is a parent volunteer driven organization. Families, friends and community partners will walk together through the trails of Heartland Forest to raise money and awareness for Down syndrome.

Join us for food, entertainment, bouncy castles, train rides, face painting, photo booth and so much more!


Sunday, September 29th, 2019
9:00am – 2:00pm


Heartland Forest
8215 Heartland Forest Road
Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2H 0L5

Event Link: View Event Page

THE WALK: Presented by the Down Syndrome Association of Hamilton

The Hamilton Walk for Down Syndrome—nicknamed THE WALK, is our main community fundraising event.  Your generous contribution will help families and their children in our community with essential programs and supports that will help to enhance their lives.


Sunday September 29th, 2019
8:30am – 12:00pm (walk starts at 11:00am)


Bayfront Park
200 Harbour Front Drive
Hamilton, Ontario, L8L 1C8

Event Link: View Event Page

Let Us Know What’s Going On In Your Community!

Does your local group have an event? Is your Down syndrome awareness or support group hosting a party or a camp? Send us the details and we can help!

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