Membership

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*note: Membership fees for new members will be prorated based on when you join. Annual renewal for membership fees takes place annually on February 1st.

Benefits of Membership

When you become a individual or family member of the Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society, you not only join our community, but you also gain access to:

  • Current, up-to-date Down Syndrome information
  • Our office library – including journals, magazines, books, and articles
  • A network of like-minded people in similar situations who are eager to share, help, and advise
  • A quarterly e-newsletter
  • Social & Event information
  • Parent Networking Support groups
  • Outreach
  • New parent package
  • Workshops on topics such as speech, signing, behavior, wills and estate planning, Music Therapy, Reading and Math Programs Sexuality & Relationship classes, and transition planning.
  • Host T21 Awareness Walk event to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness
  • A presence on Social Media (ie: Facebook, Twitter & Linkedin)
  • Summer camp opportunities
  • LMDSS brochures for public awareness
  • Attend school presentations and IEP meetings with parents and educators to help set up educational programs for students
  • Provide information and resources for local college and university students (medical, dental, and healthcare) to help students understand the medical issue faced by families and individuals
  • Provided ongoing support to the Youth Group, Adult Group and Parent Networking Support Groups.
  • Expand the number of Parent Networking Support groups in B.C.
  • Expand our Outreach parent committee to serve more homes, and hospital visits
  • A vote at the Annual General Meeting
  • Subsidies
  • Membership pricing on programs and services

Group Membership

As a Group, an organization or society who support individuals with Down Syndrome and their families, you will receive access to the same information and services as above PLUS we will supply you with:

  • Educational resources
  • Event planning and awareness program assistance
  • Fundraising items (awareness bracelets)
  • Workshop (like how to hire a person with Down Syndrome)
  • A vote at the Annual General Meeting

Corporate Membership

A partnership with a company, who value raising awareness, developing knowledge and lifetime support for individuals with Down Syndrome and their families.

  • Educational resource
  • Information regarding the employment of individuals with Down syndrome
  • Provide customized presentations to staff members
  • A vote at the Annual General Meeting



Events

Fundraising:

 

Health & Education:

 

Dance Classes(New Program)
Dates:
Monday’s 
Times:
3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (ages 3 to 5 years)
Location: #481-13320-78th Ave, Surrey
Cost:
Members $10.00 for 10 weeks / Non-members $20.00 for 10 weeks
(This program is subsidized by LMDSS)

Students to bring water bottle, and wear comfortable clothes (No Jeans).
Please contact the LMDSS office to register before April 19th!
If student requires support person, please provide.

Dance Classes :(New Program):
Dates:
Monday’s 
Times:
4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ( ages 6 to 10 years)
Location: #481-13320-78th Ave, Surrey
Cost:
Members $10.00 for 10 weeks / Non-members $20.00 for 10 weeks
(This program is subsidized by LMDSS)
Students to bring water bottle, and wear comfortable clothes (No Jeans).
Please contact the LMDSS office to register before April 19th!

Dance Classes(New Program)
Dates:
Wednesday’s 
Times:
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ( ages 11 + years)
Location: #481-13320-78th Ave, Surrey
Cost:Members
$25.00 for 10 weeks / Non-members $50.00 for 10 weeks
(This program is subsidized by LMDSS)
Students to bring water bottle, and wear comfortable clothes (No Jeans).
Please contact the LMDSS office to register before April 19th!
If student requires support person, please provide.

 

One to One Reading and Math Workshops:

Date: September 24th to December 12th,2019
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Times: 3:20 – 4:20 and 4:20 – 5:20 and 5:20 – 6:20
Cost: $10.00 per 1 hour session (subsidized by LMDSS)
Registration is required.
Email for confirmation

 

Sexuality Classes:

Dates: May 26th,2019
Times: 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. (Ages 16+ )
2:30 to 4:00 p.m.   ( Ages 9 to 15 years)
Location: #481-13320-78th Ave, Surrey, B.C.
Cost: LMDSS members $50.00 / Non-members $100.00

Dates: June 2nd, 2019
Times: 
12:30 to 2:00 p.m. (Ages 16+)
2:30 to 4:00 p.m. (Ages 9 to 15 years)
Location: #481-13320-78th Ave, Surrey, B.C.
Cost: LMDSS members $50.00 /Non-members $100.00

Dates: June 9th, 2019
Times: 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. (Ages 16+ )
2:30 to 4:00 p.m.  ( Ages 9 to 15 years)
Location: #481-13320-78th Ave, Surrey, B.C.
Cost: LMDSS members $50.00 / Non-members $100.00

 

 

Community Support:

 

LMDSS Parent
Networking Groups:

To attend any of the Parent Networking Groups
you must register
either by phone 604-591-2722,
or email at info@lmdss.com.
If you require childcare
you must inform us
at registration.

 

Surrey
Topic: TBA
Date: Friday, May 31st, 2019
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: #481 – 13320 – 78th Ave
Surrey, B.C.
Cost:
Free

 

Burnaby
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Langley
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Okanagan
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Cost: Free

 

Vancouver
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Cost: Free

 

Adults Connections (ages 19+)

Event: Summer Picnic
Date: June 23rd, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Campbell Valley Regional Park (Old Orchard Picnic Shelter area)
Cost: Free
The Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society is celebrating 30 years as a organization and is hosting an summer picnic. There will be assorted games, face painting,watermelon eating contest,photo booth,barbeque , and so much more.
There will also be their annual general meeting from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. so come see whats new.

Contact: LMDSS at info@lmdss.com to register.

 

 

Youth Group (ages 11 to 18)

Event: Summer Picnic
Date: June 23rd, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Campbell Valley Regional Park (Old Orchard Picnic Shelter area)
Cost: Free
The Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society is celebrating 30 years as a organization and is hosting an summer picnic. There will be assorted games, face painting,watermelon eating contest,photo booth,barbeque , and so much more.
There will also be their annual general meeting from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. so come see whats new.

Contact: LMDSS at info@lmdss.com to register.

 

 

 


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