Improving the quality of life of individuals with Down syndrome.

Our Supporters

Our efforts in the Halton Down syndrome community are made possible by our generous sponsors and community partners. We are very grateful to our supporters for all that they have done for HDSA.



We would like to thank the Oakville Community Foundation for their generous grant to fund the Handwriting without Tears program. This program has directly benefited children with Down syndrome in the Halton community.

From a parent:  After attending the HWT workshop, I was excited to try out the Mat Man idea with my children. My boys, age 6 and 4, had literally never drawn anything that resembled anything… everything they “drew” was scribbles and lines. We practiced Mat Man on the floor with the wooden pieces two or three times, then moved it to the chalkboard, and this was what my 6 year old (who has Down syndrome) produced on his FIRST attempt! I was so proud of him, and he was so proud of himself! 








The Halton Region Community Investment Fund (HRCIF) provided HDSA with a generous grant for their 2017-2018 fiscal year to support our Early Foundations Reading Program. This grant allowed us to expand the one-to-one reading program designed by the Down Syndrome Research Foundaiton (DSRF) to have two Ontario Certified Teachers and offer 52 spots for children in our membership. To learn more about our Reading Program from the 2017-2018 fiscal year, supported by HRCIF, check out this video!




HDSA was the recipient of the GoodLife Kids Foundation Activity Program Grant to help fund activity programs at all age levels like yoga, gymnastics, SportBall, and much more! To check out one of the programs that they have helped fund, click here to see one of GoodLife Kids Foundation's #FeelYourImpact videos!



 Donna & Philip Davis Charitable Foundation


Community Partners