The Down Syndrome Association of Toronto (DSAT)

Welcome to the DSAT Website

The Down Syndrome Association of Toronto (DSAT) is a parent organized and led registered Canadian Charity which works to achieve the goals of maximization of individual potential, integration, and full participation of persons with Down syndrome in the community.

Our Objectives

  • Representation on Boards, Committees, Coalitions, etc.
  • Advocating for civil and human rights and equality of opportunity
  • Provide a Forum
  • Support Families & Individuals
  • Provide Opportunities for Socializing
  • Dispelling myths & Increasing Public Awareness
  • Encourage Effective Services
  • Collaborate with Related Organizations
  • Raise Funds
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Join the DSAT community

You are invited to join our community and become a member of DSAT.  There are plenty of benefits for doing so, such as access to the latest information and events, discounted registration fees, a subscription to our newsletter, and more.  See benefits . . .

 Make a Donation to DSAT

Dear New and Expectant Parents

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Have you received a Down syndrome diagnosis or positive prenatal test?  

Are you wondering what life will be like?

Connect with our DSAT peer support network


PAL Programs

Keeping with the importance of building social networks, DSAT is extremely excited to offer our new "DSAT PAL (Play and Learn) Programs". The PAL programs will offer various events and activities to help develop and nurture a social network while learning and having fun with peers.

PAL 03 (Ages 0 to 3)

PAL 05 (Ages 0 to 5)

PAL 612 (Ages 6 to 12)

PAL 1319 (Ages 13 to 19)


Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is made up of representatives from various special needs group within each school board. DSAT has principle member and alternate. There are representatives on both the public and separate board. The SEAC meets once a month with the superintendent of special education to discuss concerns regarding education.

SEAC is governed through legislation the Education Act. It is recognized by the boards as a powerful group of concerned members who are acting in the best interests of students with special needs.

If you need any help with the public or separate board, please email us at or call us at 416-966-0990

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P4P P4P Action Guides for people with a disability

Join our Mailing List

Are you interested in receiving regular updates from DSAT? Stay up-to-date on the latest events by joining our mailing list.



Share Your Story

Do you have any online resource or stories that you think other members may find valuable?

If so please submit it through the form and we may be able to share the link under our resources section or post the story on our website.

Share Your Story Form


The work of DSAT would not be possible without the help of volunteers giving their time, energy and commitment to further our objectives.  To learn more about our various volunteer opportunities click here: Volunteer opportunities . . .  





PO Box 40039
Liberty Village PO
Toronto ON M5V 0K7

Non-Profit Charitable
Organization #
11888 7942 RR0001
Ontario Corp number 687013
Date of incorporating: 28 April 1987

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