/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - The Down Syndrome Association of Ontario Kicks Off Down Syndrome Awareness Week with a MPP's Lunch Reception/

What is the Canadian Down Syndrome Week?

TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2016 /CNW/ - Canadian Down Syndrome Week is our week to show the world that Canada is where ALL people are valued, fully participating citizens. It is our week to celebrate people with Down syndrome and teach others to "See the Ability." Created by the Canadian Down Syndrome Society, Canadian Down Syndrome Week (CDSW) will be celebrated every November 1 to 7. CDSW provides a unity to our message and furthers our mission, "To empower Canadians with Down syndrome and their families."

With the support and private members bill of Mr. Joe Dickson, MPP Ajax-Pickering, Bill 182 received Royal accent on June 9, 2016. An act to proclaim Ontario Down Syndrome Day on March 21.

It's a time to share positive stories, raise awareness, highlight research, provide information, and celebrate the lives and accomplishments of individuals with Down syndrome. This is an annual reminder that we need to work together to provide positive life outcomes for all people with Down syndrome living in Ontario.

On November 1st we introduce ourselves to the legislature and celebrate our achievements.

Dateline: 
Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Committee Room 228, Queen's Park

About The Down Syndrome Association of Ontario
DSAO is a charitable, non-profit organization composed of local Down syndrome associations from across the province of Ontario. We provide local Down syndrome associations the opportunity to participate on the DSAO Board of Directors to represent their areas and collaborate on a regional basis.

Together, we coordinate the efforts to raise awareness, educate, and encourage the inclusion of people with Down syndrome and their families across Ontario. Our areas of focus include Health Care, Education, and Social Services.

Presentation for event, click here to download

SOURCE Down Syndrome Association of Ontario

For further information: Media Contact Information: Debra Reid, Chair, 855 921 3726 (DSAO), info@dsao.ca; Domenic Gentilini, Vice Chair, 905 439 6644, info@dsao.ca


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