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2016 CDSS Conference Bursaries available - Apply Now!

2016 CDSS Conference Bursaries available - Apply Now!

Apr 01, 2016

2016 Canadian Down Syndrome Society Conference
May 27-29th, Montreal, Quebec

This annual conference is a great opportunity for parents and VIP's to connect, educate themselves and others, and celebrate all persons living with Down syndrome! 

An exciting lineup of speakers and workshops awaits. Please visit the website here to see what is being offered this year. The Earlybird registration deadline is April 29th. The cost is $290 for CDSS Members and $340 for non-CDSS members.  

In the past HDSA has provided 5 bursaries of $1000.00 each to support families and individuals to attend this conference. Because the location is closer this year and we anticipate more people wanting to go, we are offering 10 bursaries of $500.00 each this year. Bursaries may go towards registration costs, travel, or accommodation. 

Interested members in good standing must submit their names to Kim Wentrot at by Sunday, April 24th at 11:59 pm.  If eligible you will be notified by Tuesday, April 26th.

Please review some of the Bursary guidelines below:
VIP Applicants:

Member Applicants:

If the number of member applicants is greater than the number of available bursaries: 

If the number of available bursaries is greater than the number of applicants, the partner of a current applicant may also apply. An email notification will be issued once the deadline for applications has passed.


If both partners attend a national or international conference, the applicant will receive 100% of the amount allotted for the designated bursary and the partner will receive 50% of the amount allotted for the designated bursary.