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

2019 Canadian Down Syndrome Conference

The Canadian Down Syndrome Conference acts as a platform to share current developments and information from experts in their respective fields, as they relate to Down syndrome. Information in the fields of education, aging, health care, research, and advocacy will be shared with members of the community in the form of plenary/keynote speakers, panel discussions, and presentations.


Friday, May 10 2019 – Sunday, May 12 2019


 Victoria, BC

Event Link: Visit Event Page

Swim with Bright Socks: In Memory of Gage Severson

One of Gage’s favorite things to do was coming for a swim at the pool.  He had a sheer passion for swimming and fun times at the pool and came for a swim at least twice a week.  Gage won the hearts of all the lifeguards and they all looked forward to seeing him smiling and playing at the pool every week.

In memory of Gage’s joy at the pool, we invite everyone to join us in the pool for a “Toonie Swim” with your bright and colorful socks on! The $2 entry to the event will go towards helping spread awareness, advocacy and inclusion for individuals with Down syndrome, just like Gage.


Saturday May 18, 2019
1:00pm – 4:00 pm


Credit Union Coop Aquatic Center
5202 53 Ave
Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1B2

Event Link: Visit Event Page

Go21 YEG: Presented by the Edmonton Down Syndrome Society

This is Go21 YEG’s 14th Annual Walk for Edmonton Down Syndrome Society, with a whole new look!  Join the Edmonton Down Syndrome Society community and approximately 500 registrants for our signature walk around Hawrelak Park.

Join us for a fun day with bouncy castles, balloon artists, face painters and Hunter the Oilers mascot and other surprise visitors you won’t want to miss!


Sunday June 9th, 2019
9:00am – 2:00pm (walk starts at 11:00am)


Hawrelak Park
9330 Groat Road NW
Edmonton, Alberta

Event Link: Visit 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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