D.S.R.F. Down Syndrome Research Foundation

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DSRF provides educational programs and services to individual with Down syndrome, their families and the professional working with them. Programs include: Speech-language therapy; Occupational therapy; Reading and Communications; One-to-One Reading tutoring; Music in Motion; Summer school; Language Express; Transition programs; Money Math & Budgeting, Social Communication & Navigation, and Reading Comprehension; and Lectures and Workshops for medical professionals, researchers and families. DSRG maintains a multi-media library as well as an informative website. DSRF also initiates and participates in research projects to further empower individuals with Down syndrome.


  • map-point1409 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby BC, V5B4J8

  • map-point(604) 444-3773

  • map-pointhttp://dsrf.org

  • map-pointContact person: Sarah Parker

  • map-pointCharitable Organization

  • map-pointBusiness Number: 898907266RR0001

  • map-point9 full-time staff

  • map-pointsarah@dsrf.org

2017 Revenues: $1,689,271

<b>569696</b>: Total cash given to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>104059</b>: Total amount of non-cash gifts (e.g. securities, equipment, buildings, artwork, other in-kind gifts) made to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>84489</b>: Total amount received from other registered charities.
<b>0</b>: Charities don’t issue tax receipts when a donor can’t be identified or doesn't want one. This category also includes collection boxes.
<b>342787</b>: Total amount received from any level of government in Canada.
<b>588240</b>: Income that doesn’t fit into other categories, such as sales revenue, interest and investment income, membership fees, etc.

2017 Expenditures: $1,718,491

<b>1325269</b>: Total amount spent on charitable programs. "Programs" cover all charitable activities the organization carries out on its own.
<b>277288</b>: Total amount spent on fundraising, including office expenses, overhead, promotion costs, etc.
<b>88794</b>: Total amount spent on management and administration, including board meetings, accounting, rent, office supplies, etc.
<b>27140</b>: Total amount of gifts to qualified organizations. The majority of these donees are registered charities but some other organizations qualify as well.
<b>0</b>: Expenses that don’t fit into another category, including political activities.

Assets, 2017 Year End: $2,945,536

<b>80402</b>: Total cash readily available.
<b>118401</b>: Amounts owed by individuals and organizations.
<b>0</b>: Amounts invested in individuals and organizations
<b>2700840</b>: Land and buildings at fair market value as well as equipment, vehicles, etc. The figure is net accumulated ammortization.
<b>45893</b>: Assets not falling under one of the other categories.

Liabilities, 2017 Year End: $1,394,907

<b>81152</b>: Short-term portion of debt obligations such as loans, mortgages, notes, and payments due for goods and services received.
<b>0</b>: Amounts owing to founders, directors/trustees and like officials, non-arm’s length employees or members.
<b>1313755</b>: Liabilities not falling under one of the other categories.

Worldwide Locations

D.S.R.F. Down Syndrome Research Foundation's headquarters is located at 1409 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby BC, V5B4J8.

Breakdown of Programs

87 12 1


Where the Money Goes

Receiving Organization Amount


Le Regroupement Pour La Trisomie 21 $24,992.00

Special Olympics Alberta Association $2,500.00

2 gifts to qualified organizations totalled$27,140.00

Fundraising Methods

Ads Auctions Collection Plate Dinners Sales Internet Mail Sports