The Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) is a national non-profit organization focused on human rights, health, social participation, inclusive education, and employment for those with Down syndrome. CDSS supports self-advocates, parents, and families through all stages of life. Their vision is that all people are valued, fully participating citizens. Their mission is the national source of expertise promoting the abilities and contributions of people with Down syndrome. They provide reliable information and connections to people with Down syndrome and those who support them, while positively shaping the social and policy contexts in which they live.
The CDSS provides numerous information on a variety of topics as well as many advocacy efforts. Some of those topics include; a resource hub for supporting all aspects of living with Down syndrome, major life-stage resources, and advocacy efforts with Federal, Provincial, and Territorial Governments.
The CDSS also has multiple positions on a range of important issues associated with the Down syndrome community in Canada. These issues range from preferred language to prenatal genetic screening and testing. Find out more about the positions here: https://cdss.ca/about/positioning/.
Supporting the CDSS has been the biggest initiative we have to date! We were able to partner with them to create a custom one-of-a-kind mismatched sock design, where 100% of the proceeds go directly to the CDSS to help them with their efforts. The socks are available in Men's, Women's, and Kid sizes. Each design features 21 stripes to represent 21 chromosomes. Adult socks are made using OEKOTEX® certified Cotton. Kid socks come in three individual socks to one pair, and are made with GOTS® certified Organic Combed Cotton.
Since October 2021 we are pleased to announce we have raised over $18,000! If you are interested in helping out and want a pair, click the button below.