The Canterbury Down Syndrome Association (CDSA) is an incorporated society and affiliated to the New Zealand Down Syndrome Association (NZDSA).

We work closely with the NZDSA and also the UPP club, a social group for teenagers and young adults with Down syndrome. The CDSA is a non-profit organisation and relies solely on fund-raising, funding applications and on the kindness of donations.

Our Vision

All people are valued and contributing members of the community

Our Mission

To enhance the participation of people with Down syndrome in their community.