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FSI Events

Our event page provides opportunities for families to connect and experience new activities in a stress-free, accepting space. Check out our special events below for more information and dates. This calendar is updated regularly, so please check back often. Please get in touch if you have an event to share with us.

FSI offers various Family Hangouts and Learning Explorations.

  • Family Hangouts: A safe space for families and caregivers to come together for support, inspiration and troubleshooting. Sessions are either themed or open for general conversation.
  • Learning Explorations: Free online sessions that offer families, individuals, and professionals the chance to learn, connect and share on a variety of topics.

PLEASE NOTE: All FSI Zoom sessions can be accessed by telephone. If you need assistance registering for any session, please call our office at 1-800-441-5403.   


2024 Down Syndrome Film Festival

James Cowan Theatre 6450 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC

SESSION INFO: « Back to all events The second Down Syndrome Film Festival will showcase three films featuring people with Down syndrome in leading roles, including Color My World with Love, Chicken, and CrossRoad: Where Down Syndrome Meets Autism. An audience Q&A with some of the performers and creators will follow.   CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS   Tickets […]

Elephant in the Room

Convivial Cafe & Bakery 680 Leg in Boot Square, Vancouver, BC, Canada

SESSION INFO: « Back to all events Come by for a free warm drink and a snack and join us for a facilitated conversation that invites you to get curious about a stranger! Why? We're taught to be polite with strangers and avoid disagreements - but keeping our distance can also make us feel a […]

Friendly Feedback Sessions

If you are interested in making your work or ideas more accessible, bring something you are working on (e.g. presentation, slide deck, article, training materials, poster, etc) and anyone that joins this group can choose to provide some suggestions and feedback for you and your project, or you can join us as an observer to […]


The Good Doctor

SESSION INFO: « Back to all events The Good Doctor is a show about a surgeon living with Autism who moves to California to work at a prestigious hospital. Each week we’ll watch an episode and chat about some of the stuff that may have come up! Are there some shows that reflect experiences you […]

How to Garden: Learning about Plants

SESSION INFO: « Back to all events Have you ever been curious about gardening? Join Elizabeth to talk about how plants in the garden grow. During this online experience, we'll plan gardening activities to do together over the summer months. Are you interested in working in a garden with Elizabeth over the summer? If so, […]


Coaches Corner

SESSION INFO: « Back to all events Bring your growth mindset and join us for Coaches Corner where we chat about a variety of different topics. It's a place to make connections and talk about things that matter! We have talked about things like anxiety, boundaries, resilience, mindfulness just to name a few! You are […]


Everything Relationships!

SESSION INFO: « Back to all events A monthly (4th Tuesday of the month) online drop-in to ask and discuss any questions that you have about building and keeping relationships. These monthly sessions will be hosted alternately by Certified Sexual Health Educators Darren Frisk and Sherry Nassrin, and are for individuals who want to build relationships, both professionally & personally. Developing […]