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.
The 32nd Canadian Down Syndrome Conference took place in Victoria, British Clumbia, May 10 to 12, 2019.
In place of a multi-day conference in 2020, CDSS will be coordinating single day presentations and workshops. Dates and locations are still being coordinated for 2020. Please stay tuned to social media for details, and/or subscribe to our e-newsletter and 3.21 magazine online.
Fulfill the Canadian Down Syndrome Society’s mission: “To empower Canadians with Down syndrome and their families. We raise awareness and provide information on Down syndrome through the prenatal, early childhood, school years, adulthood, and retirement stages of life.”
Create an opportunity for people with Down syndrome and their families to come together and develop relationships, learn and share, and connect with others from across the country.
Celebrate the accomplishments Canadians with Down syndrome have achieved this year, contributions they’ve made to their communities, and their role as an integral part of the family.
Use this opportunity to work directly with our membership to ensure that the CDSS is Canada’s national voice, representing citizens with Down syndrome, working towards a Canada where all are welcome, we embrace diversity, and we value everyone’s genes equally.
We are proud to have celebrated the conference in different cities across Canada. The conference location changes each year, with the hopes of reaching as many Canadians as possible.
|1987||Calgary||Growing Up With Down Syndrome|
|1989||Victoria||Preparing for the Year 2000|
|1990||Toronto||Count Us In|
|1991||Halifax||Down East, Learning Together|
|1992||Calgary||Building Our Future|
|1993||Moncton||Accept the Challenge|
|1995||Niagara||Falls Making a Difference|
|1996||Montreal||Grow with Us/Grandir Avec Nous|
|1997||Edmonton||Celebrate With Us|
|2000||Sydney||Welcome to the Millennium, We Rise Again|
|2001||Edmonton||Making It Happen|
|2002||Winnipeg||From the Heart|
|2004||St.John’s||More Than Meets The Eye|
|2005||Waterloo||Region Common Threads|
|2006||Vancouver||World Down Syndrome Conference|
|2007||Calgary||Ups and Downs|
|2008||Ottawa||Celebrating the Next 20 Years|
|2012||Toronto||The 25th Anniversary|
|2014||Fredericton||Discover Hidden Potential|
|2015||Edmonton||Celebrate with us in Festival City|
|2016||Montreal||Under the Montreal Lights|
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Island of Possibilities
During the COVID-19 crisis, the Canadian Down Syndrome Society is here to serve its membership, and anyone who may need access to information and resources about Down syndrome.
Although our office is temporarily closed, our team remains available to serve you via remote operations.
You can reach us toll free in Canada at 800.883.5608 or 403.270.8500, where we ask that you leave a message in our general mailbox, or with a specific team member via the staff directory. You can also reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click here to visit our health resources page which now includes COVID-19 information. COVID-19 resources are also available via social media at the links below. Browse hashtag #T21COVID19 when seeking out resources that are specific to Down syndrome and COVID-19.
We wish you all well and are happy that we are able to stay in touch electronically and by phone. We encourage you to follow the advice of the Government of Canada and local health authorities to stay safe and well during these challenging times.
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