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

Waterloo Region’s 18th Annual GO21 Walk for Down Syndrome

The GO21 Walk for Down Syndrome is a fun filled afternoon for the whole family that helps raise awareness of people with Down syndrome. No matter what your age, all you have to do is put on your walking shoes and have some fun! By participating in the 18th Annual 3 km walk, you are giving people with Down syndrome in Waterloo Region a chance for a brighter tomorrow. Won’t you help make a difference?

Sign up today with your team or as an individual to participate!


Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
1:00pm – 5:00pm


Stanley Park Community Centre
505 Franklin Street N.
Kitchener, Ontario

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 –  Registration
10:00am – Walk Starts
12:00pm – Walk Ends


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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