Events


Below is a list of all of our upcoming events, from dances and awareness raising campaigns to fundraising and public events. Be sure to look back frequently to keep up to date on the latest additions!

World Down Syndrome Day

March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day, which has been officially recognised by the United Nations since 2012.

On this day, people all around the world celebrate the lives and achievements of people with Down syndrome, creating a global voice, advocating for the rights, inclusion and wellbeing of people with Down syndrome.

Lots of Socks

We want to get people talking about WDSD on 21 March. We can do this if we all wear socks... BUT NOT JUST ANY SOCKS! Wear official LOTS OF SOCKS logo socks, other brightly coloured socks, long socks, printed socks, 1 sock... Maybe even 3 socks for 3 chromosomes?

The choice is yours, but we ask you to join us in wearing something which people will ask you about so that you can tell them all about WDSD. It is easy to do, so whether you are at home, nursery, school, university, work, play, travel, holiday or anywhere, join in!

The schools package can be used by teachers to help raise awareness. Ask your child’s teacher or school to join in by holding a ‘Lots of Socks’ day. Download the Lots of Socks resource here (PDF)

You can also learn more at the official Lots Of Socks page via Down Syndrome International. 

From Good to Great: Enhancing Quality of Life for People with Down Syndrome



October 27-28, 2017 –Holiday Inn Toronto
International Airport Day One: Optimizing Neurodevelopment

Keynote: Dr. David Stein – Author of the new book 'Supporting Positive Behavior in Children and Teens with Down Syndrome: The Respond, but Don’t React Method'.

To find out more information or to register visit www.dsao.ca.

National Down Syndrome Awareness Week: November 1 - 7

National Down Syndrome Awareness Week is Canada’s time to celebrate the abilities of all people with Down syndrome. Created by the Canadian Down Syndrome Society, we use this week to show the world that Canada is a country where ALL people are valued, fully participating citizens. As Canadians, we celebrate our similarities, as well as our differences.

Rock your Chromosomes: November 4, 2017

In celebration of Canadian Down Syndrome Awareness Week, November 1 -7, we are hosting our 5th annual Dance 4 Down syndrome. This annual event is our only fundraiser and will be held at the Paris Fairgrounds in the Agricultural Building from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Tickets include penny sale, silent auction, 50-50 draw and lunch. Anyone wishing to sponsor a table, make a donation of a prize, or purchase tickets may do so by contacting us at 519 448-4607 or by email at dsabrant@gmail.com