The Down Syndrome Association of Ontario (DSAO) is a charitable, non-profit organization, which is composed of local Down Syndrome Associations from across the province. The local Down Syndrome Associations throughout the province provide direction to the DSAO by sending local representatives to sit on the DSAO Board of Directors. Through consultation with the local associations, the DSAO Board determines the ways it can be the most helpful to the people of Ontario with Down syndrome and their families.