Join us at the #CDSSConf - follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook!

Written by Canadian Down Syndrome Conference
Friday, 27 May 2016

We'll be at the Canadian Down Syndrome Conference all weekend - follow us for the latest pictures, videos and more from the event. If you're attending, use the hashtag #CDSSConf - we wanna know what you think!

Join us at the #CDSSConf - follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook!

Written by Canadian Down Syndrome Conference
Thursday, 26 May 2016

We'll be at the Canadian Down Syndrome Conference in Montreal all weekend - follow us for the latest pictures, videos and more from the event. If you're attending, use the hashtag #CDSSConf - we wanna know what you think!

Register today! Inscrivez-vous aujourd'hui!

Written by Canadian Down Syndrome Society
Friday, 22 April 2016

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Only three more days to save on your conference registration and hotel room! Join us at the Canadian Down Syndrome Conference in Montreal at the Delta Montreal. All speaker bio and session descriptions have been posted - so plan your stay AND your weekend. We can’t wait to see you!

Ils vous reste que trois jours pour économiser sur votre inscription et votre chambre d'hôtel! Joignez vous à nous au Congrès canadien de la trisomie 21 à Montréal au Delta. Toutes bios des orateurs et descriptions sont mises à jour - alors planifiez votre séjour et votre fin de semaine. Nous vous attendons!

Join us in Montreal!

Written by Canadian Down Syndrome Conference
Friday, 01 April 2016

The Canadian Down Syndrome Conference is in less than two months. Check out downsyndromeconference.ca for the latest news - in English AND French!

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The Current: CDSS joins in a discussion regarding Down syndrome and immigration

Written by Canadian Down Syndrome Society
Tuesday, 22 March 2016

From The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti:

The CurrentIn 2013, environmental studies professor Felipe Montoya landed a job at York University, in Toronto, and all that was left to do was relocate his family from Costa Rica to Canada, and apply for permanent residency.

But Canadian immigration officials rejected Felipe Montoya's residency application, arguing his 13-year-old son Nico would be a burden on taxpayers because of his Down syndrome. What followed was a long, drawn-out fight in hopes of reversing the decision arguing his son was being discriminated against because of his genetic identity.

The Montoya case highlights raises questions about how society views people with Down syndrome — such as they are sick or need intensive care, adds to a stigma that is not the reality.

The Current invited a panel to shatter misconceptions of Down syndrome.

Guests in this segment:

Will Brewer, 30-year-old living with Down syndrome and a member of Voices at the Table for Advocacy, a working group at the Canadian Down Syndrome Society.

Allison Brewer, Will's mother, is chair person of the Halifax, Nova Scotia Down Syndrome Society.

Kirk Crowther, executive director of the Canadian Down Syndrome Society in Ottawa.

Listen here.

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