WWDSS news stories

News From and about the WWDSS

January 15 2024

WWDSS is thrilled to be selected as the spring recipient of the 100 Women Who Care Waterloo Region! 

With the support of this generous donation, planning has started on two new programs.  First, WWDSS will be resuming and expanding its pre-pandemic summer camp for 2024 to include members with Down syndrome between the ages of 6 and 21.  The other new program will be an employment skills and coaching opportunity which we hope to launch in 2024 for members with Down syndrome ages 18 years and older.  These initiatives were identified based on the meaningful discussions that we had with families earlier this year through the future planning sessions.  We are excited to have the seed funding to bring these programs to life from 100 Women Who Care Waterloo Region!   

Thank you to the organisers of the 100 Women Waterloo Region event and to all the amazing local women who contributed to the donation. Special thanks also go toKim Langan-Varga and Lana Zilinski for nominating us!

 October 3 2023

2023 Just Ask Me Campaign

 

March 18 2023

World Down Syndrome Day Celebration Media Release 2023.pdf

October 11 2022

Elora Fergus Today

Calendar campaign debunks myths about people with Down syndrome

September 9 2022

Wellington Observer

Support the Waterloo Wellington Down Syndrome Society ‘any which way you can’

September 7 2022

Global News

Fundraiser for Down syndrome back at Waterloo Park

September 1 2022

AWWYCA media release

March 21 2022

Guelph Mecury

https://www.guelphmercury.com/community-story/10592834-5-ways-to-celebrate-world-down-syndrome-day-in-waterloo-and-wellington/

The Record

https://www.therecord.com/local-waterloo/life/contributed/2022/03/21/5-ways-to-celebrate-world-down-syndrome-day-in-waterloo-and-wellington.html

March 18 2022

World Down Syndrome Day press release

November 9 2021

MSN.com

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news/photographer-launches-believe-with-me-series-to-shine-light-on-kids-with-down-syndrome/ar-AAQvwhO?ocid=sf

November 9 2021

Breakfast Television Segment

Photographer brings awareness to communities for children and adults with Down syndrome

November 4 2021

People Magazine Article:

Photographer Shines Spotlight on Kids and Adults with Down Syndrome in 'Believe With Me' Series

October 14 2021

https://www.kitchenertoday.com/following-up/local-photography-campaign-showcases-goals-and-dreams-of-those-with-down-syndrome-4514106?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Email

October 5 2021

https://www.waterloochronicle.ca/news-story/10491481-waterloo-wellington-down-syndrome-society-teams-up-with-local-photographer-for-photo-exhibition/

https://www.thestar.com/local-waterloo/news/2021/10/05/waterloo-wellington-down-syndrome-society-teams-up-with-local-photographer-for-photo-exhibition.html

https://www.wellingtonadvertiser.com/wwdss-raises-awareness-about-down-syndrome-with-believe-with-me-project/

 

September 28 2021

The Waterloo Wellington Down Syndrome Society collaboration with
One For the Wall Photography

September 8 2021

The Waterloo Wellington Down Syndrome Society Invites the Community to Participate in the Any Which Way You Can A-Thon

April 9 2021

People with Down Syndrome Set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title

March 21 2021

Waterloo Wellington Down Syndrome Society plans to rock your socks tonight

March 21 2021

Ayr Charity BBQ donates remainder of funds to Waterloo Wellington Down
Syndrome Society

March 19 2021

Cambridge Times #LoveLocal: How small businesses in Waterloo Region and charities work together

March 19 2021

Waterloo Wellington Down Syndrome Society (WWDSS) will debut their “3-2-1 Dance! (Rock Your Socks)” song on World Down Syndrome Day at a 21-Hour Global Dance Party.  

March 1 2021

Waterloo Wellington Down Syndrome Society (WWDSS) is celebrating World Down Syndrome Day this year with a 3 2 1 Dance! (Rock Your Socks) campaign.

 

November 20 2020

 

Guelph Today -Down syndrome society expands services to Guelph, Wellington County families

 

November 4 2020

 

CTV kitchener- Photo series 'Who We Are' advocates for people with Down syndrome through images

 

November 2 2020

 

Kitchener Today- Down syndrome awareness campaign becomes international success

 

Waterloo Regional Down Syndrome Society Expansion

 

October 23 2020

 

Waterloo Regional Down Syndrome Society Invites you to Take a Closer Look at “Who We Are”

 

September 2nd, 2020

 

WRDSS Go21 Any Which Way You Can A-Thon