" The GVDSS does not recommend or support various therapies, therapists, doctors, practitioners, etc. The only Board-approved partnership is with the Victoria Conservatory of Music for the Music therapy program. The GVDSS' mission is to be a support system for one another. It is left to individuals and families to determine the best services, therapies, doctors, and therapists for their particular needs and that fit their personal philosophies.
2017 Education Conference


2017 GVDSS Fall Education Conference


"Embracing Success - Educating Students With Down Syndrome"


 ** New **     Link to Conference Poster


With the financial support of the Canadian Down Syndrome Society and in partnership with the Down Syndrome Research Foundation, the Greater Victoria Down Syndrome Society (GVDSS) is very proud to announce that we are once again offering a subsidized day of training called Embracing Success – Educating Students with Down Syndrome”.  This valuable one-day educational event will provide SEAs, EAs, parents and teachers with training and tools that will help them better support the educational needs of their students/children with Down Syndrome. 


We have planned our conference during the province wide professional development day in October so we can accommodate as many education partners that would like to attend


The details of the conference are as follows:


Date: Friday October 20th


Location: Comfort Inn & Suites, 3020 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC 


Time: 9:00 am -4:00 pm


Check in: Registration desk opens at 8:15


Cost: $100(GVDSS Members - $75)


Meals: Catered lunch will be provided to all participants, coffee tea and pastries will be available during the conference break periods


 A copy of the conference agenda can be found here


Registration is now open - please register online, hosted by the Down Syndrome Research Foundation


If you would like more information about the conference, please don’t hesitate to contact us at


Please continue to monitor this page for updates as we get closer to the conference


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