Thank you for your interest in the Canadian Down Syndrome Conference! Below are our most commonly asked questions about the conference. If your question is not answered below, contact us.
An adult conference registration includes the Friday night Welcome Reception, Opening Ceremony, all conference breakout sessions on Saturday and Sunday, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and Saturday night activities.
2018 Conference Costs
Note: Registration fee includes lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Attendees are responsible for their own hotel and travel fees. Visit the Planning Your Trip page for more information and discounts.
Early bird rates are in effect until April 30, 2017.
Transportation to and from the conference, accommodation, breakfasts, dinners and Sunday night banquet tickets. Tickets for the banquet can be purchased for an extra cost.
We have programs for children aged 2-6 and 7-11. This program takes place at the hotel and consist of a variety of activities for the children to take part in. Lunch and snacks will be provided both days. The Canadian Down Syndrome Society provides volunteers at a 2 to 1 ratio and all volunteers have up-to-date police and vulnerable sector checks. Children who are 12 can choose whether they would like to go into the Childcare Program or the Teen Program (based on availability).
This program is for conference attendees 12 and up. This program gives this group an opportunity to make new friends and try new things. This group will participate in a variety of activities; these activities take place both at the conference location as well as in the community. Lunch and snacks will be provided both days. All volunteers have up-to-date police and vulnerable sector checks.
A self-advocate is a person with Down syndrome over the age of 18.
You are not required to stay at Sheraton in Hamilton, but CDSS has secured a discounted rate for conference attendees.
If you would like to extend your stay please contact the Sheraton reservation desk at 1-866-238-8235.
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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