About DSAH

The Down Syndrome Association of Hamilton was formed in 1982 by a small group of committed parents of children with Down syndrome. These parents came together to share their experiences, feelings, hopes, and expectations for their children and their future.

These parents wanted to exchange information of medical and educational nature as it related to Down syndrome. They shared one set of common needs: to support, learn from, and rejuvenate one another.

Our Mission

The work conducted by the Down Syndrome Association of Hamilton, as a not-for-profit charitable organization, run exclusively by volunteers, includes:

  • Providing support for parents and families
  • Providing information to the community and professionals
  • Encourage development and support for community programs that enrich the lives of those living with Down syndrome

You can read more about the structure and operations  of our Association by viewing our the current edition of DSAH Constitution & By-Laws.

Want to share information about our Association with others? Please click here  to download a printable copy of our brochure.



The Down Syndrome Association of Hamilton holds active seats on the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) at Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board.

DSAH is also an affiliate member of the Canadian Down Syndrome Society and a member of the Down Syndrome Association of Ontario.

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We have several sub-committees that you can join to help us improve
the quality of life of individuals with Down syndrome

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