Canadian Down Syndrome Society Awards

The annual CDSS awards honour outstanding advocacy work on behalf of Canada’s amazing and diverse Down syndrome community.

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About CDSS Awards

These awards, given annually on World Down Syndrome Day, now replace the Canadian Down Syndrome Heroes.

Past CDSS Award Winners

2015 CDSS Award Winners

Advocate of the Year: Jeremy Abramson
Inspiration Awards: Liam O’Brien and Brittany Orlita

2014 CDSS Award Winners

None were awarded this year.

2013 CDSS Award Winners

Employer of the Year Award
David Murphy

Spirit of Inclusive Community Award
Shannon McCrae

2012 CDSS Award Winners

Self-Advocate of the Year Award
The Cast of RARE – Sarah Carney, Dylan Harman, James Hazlett, Nick Herd, Suzanne Love, Mike Liu, Nada Mayla, Krystal Nausbaum, and Andreas Prinz

Inclusive Education Award
Karen Eschlboeck

Employer of the Year Award
Gander Consumers’ Co-operative Society (Gander Co-op)

Spirit of Inclusive Community of the Year Award
Town & Rural Municipality of Colonsay, SK

One Voice Award
Lori Maloney Young

2011 CDSS Award Winners

Self-Advocate of the Year Award
Janice Attwell

Inclusive Education Award
Kelly Lord

Employer of the Year Award
Mark Wafer of Tim Hortons

Spirit of Inclusive Community of the Year Award
Jennifer Black

Print Media Award
Northern Life Newspaper, Sudbury
Accepted by Holly and Lisa Wright

Broadcast Media Award
Shaw TV Calgary

2010 CDSS Award Winners

Self-Advocate of the Year Award
Safeer Jivraj

Inclusive Education Award
St. Basil Elementary Jr. High School

Employer of the Year Award
Dave & Kate Ross of
A&W Restaurant

One Voice Award
KPMG

Print Media Award
Chelsea Temple Jones

Broadcast Media Award
CTV Edmonton

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