Down Syndrome Association of Peterborough

Recreational and Social Programs

Home Agency Service

Recreational and social programs for individuals with Down syndrome and their families to enrich their lives and reach their fullest potential by providing encouragement and support while participating in all aspects of community life


Dinner, Dance and Friends - social event where teens and adults come together, have dinner and dance the night away

Bowling - afternoon socializing followed with a snack at Tim Hortons

Movies - open to all ages including adults - provides an opportunity to practice social skills and learn new ones such as reading bus schedule, understanding how to use the bus and safe practice opportunities.

Karate - 6-8 week sessions followed with pizza with friends afterwards - focused on self defense

Breakdancing - 8 week block for individuals with Down Syndrome for the physical dance portion and to encourage self-expression and confidence

Art, Music and Drama Clubs - 8 sessions, typically through the winter months focused on learning to sing a few song, planning on performing a play or the creation of different art works using different medias

Family Events:
  • Family Picnic
  • New Beginnings Celebration
  • Halloween Party
  • X Special Needs Day

Volunteer opportunities

Individuals with Down syndrome and their families
Application Process
Call or forward the completed Membership Form via email.

705-931-1699 - Membership inquiries
Web Site
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Sharon Crane, Executive Director
Cindy Wilson
Membership - $ 30 per year - must have a current membership to participate in the regular programming; Self-advocacy membership for individuals with Down syndrome over the age of 18 years - $ 5. Some programs have an associated fee above and beyond the membership fee - check the website for more details.
Documents Required
No documents required
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Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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Agency Information
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Community Connection, 211 Central East Region Contact Centre
Last Updated On
September 27, 2022
300 Sunset Blvd
Peterborough, ON, K9H 5L3
Cross street: Chemong Rd and Sunset Blvd
  • lower level of the Northminster United Church

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Hours of Operation
Vary by programs, call or visit the calendar for information.
Service Area(s)
  • Kawartha Lakes
  • Northumberland County
  • Peterborough (County of)