Down syndrome is the most common genetic disorder, occurring once in every 800 births, and no one really knows why it happens. It just does.


Who We Are

The Waterloo Regional Down Syndrome Society is a charitable, non-profit organization created in 1988 by parents of children with Down syndrome.

We are entirely run by volunteers, therefore every dollar we raise goes towards helping fund the programs and services of the WRDSS.

We are dedicated to:

  • Providing a social and information network for parents/families

  • Advocating for persons with Down syndrome to lead healthy and active lives in our community

  • Assisting the inclusion of people with Down syndrome into the community

Our services and activities include:

  • Information and education

  • Advocacy

  • Public awareness

  • Events and conferences

  • Parent support

  • Bi-Monthly newsletter