The Saskatchewan Down Syndrome Society is currently seeking individuals to fill vacancies on our Board of Directors. We are looking for members with the diverse skills, background, expertise and experience necessary to support our mission: ‘To enhance the quality of life of individuals with Down syndrome and their families through advocacy, awareness and education to ensure full participation in their communities’.
In order to meet the needs of the SDSS as a provincial organization, we are looking for individuals from across the province who have experience and would be willing to support the SDSS on one or more of the following committees:
Events – plan social, educational or networking opportunities around the province.
Communications – participate in making arrangements for awareness ads, community events, public service announcements, newsletter, etc.
Education – offer support to educators and communities, advocate with and for people with Down syndrome and be involved in NDSAW events.
Fundraising – put your ideas and energy to work to help support your society.
New Parents – be involved in meeting and supporting new families, sharing information with the medical community and developing resources.
People With Down Syndrome – focusing on issues such as transitions, housing, adult health issues, employment and continued social inclusion.
Interested candidates are invited to email to request the potential candidate questionnaire and then forward to the SDSS nominating committee.
As stated in the SDSS policies, the purpose of the nominating committee is to ensure the sustainability of the SDSS and to ensure that our members have access to a fair process for nominations to the Board. Successful candidates will also be required to provide a Criminal Record Check following election to the Board of Directors.