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Companies That Make a Difference

There have been many companies who have offered us their on-going support in a variety of important ways. Whether financial, in kind, or through volunteer work hours, their help has enabled the DSRF to continue to grow as an organization and provide services to thousands of children and adults with Down syndrome, their families, and the professionals who work with them.

Without our sponsors we would not exist. Therefore, to honour their generosity, we wish to profile the sponsoring corporations which have truly made a difference.


Partnering with the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation is a perfect match for the Air Canada Foundation's philanthropic focus: enhancing the quality of life for Canadian children and their families. It enables us to be a player in its achievements, a way for us to be involved. Working with  DSRF offers us the opportunity to truly make a difference and give back to the community.


The Answer Company empowers companies to ask the right questions and find effective and intelligent solutions for their unique needs. As a Sage Partner, Acumatica Partner and NetSuite Partner, as well as a reseller for all solutions, The Answer Company's solutions are powerful, flexible, and backed by industry expertise. Working from five locations across Canada, the company serves national and international clients with a wide range of ERP solutions like Sage X3, Sage 300, NetSuite, and Acumatica cloud ERP solutions, as well as numerous complimentary solutions like CRM, BI, and HR. The Answer Company is so much more than a wealth of technology – they are committed to providing exceptional customer service, and helping you reach your targets in a wide range of industries.

The Answer Company is a Diamond Sponsor of the Up the Down Market Dinner series. The company spent more than two years adapting the UDMD simulated stock market game to run on mobile tablets, and then donated 50 tablets for use at the dinners, which take place annually in four cities.


Backbone Technology is a privately-owned, full-service web development firm based in Vancouver, British Columbia, that has been producing and maintaining enterprise-level online solutions for over a decade. We currently support hundreds of projects in Canada, the United States, and overseas with a clientele ranging from publicly-traded corporations to government ministries and political organizations, to various non-profit organizations.

Backbone is proud to play a part in the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation's vision and work, and we do this by being DSRF’s window to the world. By building and maintaining their website, Backbone works with the DSRF to reach more people on a global scale, allowing people to learn more about the Foundation and to become involved in the amazing work that they do.

To learn more about Backbone Technology, please visit us at


Borden Ladner Gervais employs more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in six Canadian cities, offering assistance to its clients in all their legal needs, from major litigation to financing and patent registration. BLG's approach to professional and service excellence is based upon personal standards of absolute integrity, unfailing mutual respect and dedication in all that they do for their clients.

BLG has been an extremely supportive partner of DSRF through our annual Up the Down Market Dinners and Christmas Breakfast. In addition, BLG has played on behalf of DSRF for many years in their annual Mercy Cup hockey game versus PH&N.

To learn more about BLG, please visit


Callaghan Photography is a Vancouver-based brother and sister photography team who specialize in engagements, weddings and portraits. They believe that whatever type of event you’re having, the experience should be personal, fun, and your memories of it, spectacular.

Callaghan Photography provides photography services for all of DSRF's events in the Vancouver area. They would love to hear your story and work with you to create truly special memories from your truly special day.

To learn more about Callaghan Photography, please visit


Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management has been a supporter of the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation, primarily through their longstanding involvement in our Up the Down Market Dinners across Canada.

Along with their support of the Dinners, CC&L has taken an active role through participation in the development and overall activities of the Foundation. The skills and advice they bring helps the Foundation grow strongly and efficiently to assist people with Down syndrome and their families.

For more information about CC&L, please visit them on the web at


Corporate Finance Institute® (CFI) is the official provider of the Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)™ designation and a leading eLearning training platform for careers in corporate finance. With over 100,000+ students worldwide, CFI offers in-demand industry knowledge, hands-on practice, and confidence to help you stand out from competition and become a world-class financial analyst. The FMVA™ program bridges the gap in traditional education and covers on-the-job skills and knowledge that might otherwise take years of hands-on experience to learn. Having taught thousands of individuals at the top universities, investment banks, accounting firms and operating companies in the world, CFI's instructors are leading industry professionals with an average of 20 years of on-the-job and training experience.

CFI is delighted to make a positive impact on the lives of children and families through the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation, by serving as game story writers for Up the Down Market Vancouver.

For more information about Corporate Finance Institute® and their financial modeling training, please visit


CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 12 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.

CTV Vancouver is proud to be the exclusive television sponsor of the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation, supporting the annual Run Up for Down Syndrome, Up the Down Market Dinner (Vancouver), Down Syndrome Awareness Week and Christmas Breakfast.


Earth Enterprises has been serving the property management industry in the Lower Mainland with commercial landscape maintenance services since 1986. We are proud to support the work of the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation and are happy to donate our landscape maintenance services for the DSRF building.

Earth Enterprises can be reached on the web at


Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) is a non profit organization focusing on the re-use of computer related equipment and other electronics for charities, as well as handling equipment for recycling. All computer equipment is sorted by volunteers. It is then determined if suitable for donation to a local non-profit organization or handled for recycling. We are proud to support the work of the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation and are happy to donate computer and other equipment as needed.

Information about the services provided by ERA can be found on their website at


Euro-Rite Cabinets has been in business for over 30 years, manufacturing and selling ready to assemble, as well as fully assembled, European style kitchen and bathroom cabinetry. Euro-Rite has hundreds of door styles available to suite any taste, budget and design.

Euro-Rite has been the lead sponsor of Run-Up for Down Syndrome since 2011. In 2017, Team Euro-Rite had over 120 runners participate in the event and combined to raise over $40,000 for individuals with Down syndrome.

Please visit Euro-Rite online at


Insight Studios has been designing creative graphics for a very diverse selection of clients in many industries over the last 20 years. Working strategically to build brands and business presence through designing and producing a wide range of logos, packaging, marketing materials and websites is what Insight is passionate about. Insight helps businesses “stand out from the herd,” effectively showcasing their products and services to other businesses and consumers, and they are fortunate to be able to do this with great clients - every day. Insight Studios is very proud to be supporting DSRF in our efforts to raise funds and awareness.

Please visit Insight Studios online at


Jarislowsky, Fraser Limited is a registered investment counseling firm, managing pension funds, endowment funds, corporate and private portfolios for clients in North America and overseas.

JFL is a longstanding supporter of individuals with Down syndrome through their national sponsorship of DSRF's annual Up the Down Market Dinners.

Please visit JFL online at


The Labourers' International Union of North America (LiUNA!) - is the most progressive, aggressive and fastest growing union of construction workers, waste management workers, show service workers and healthcare workers in Canada. LiUNA is an International Union, with over half a million members in Canada and the United States. LiUNA's long tradition of cross-border cooperation continues to benefit members in both countries. In Canada, LiUNA has over 100,000 proud members and retirees, united through collective bargaining agreements which help earn superior pay, better benefits, better pensions and more opportunities for better lives for families.

LiUNA is a strong ongoing supporter of the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation through a Platinum sponsorship of Up the Down Market Toronto, Lead Sponsorship of DSRF's annual Christmas Breakfast, and sponsorship of Run Up for Down Syndrome.


PH&N Investment Services offers a distinctive combination of exceptional service, trusted advice and low fee mutual funds. PH&N is committed to putting clients' interests first at all times.

PH&N has been exceptionally supportive of DSRF since our earliest days, through the Up the Down Market Dinners and many other initiatives. PH&N is a longtime national sponsor of UDMD, and has provided many of our most beloved emcees for the event through the years.

Please visit PH&N online at


Pioneer Distributors has been distributing quality materials and practical solutions to the Cabinet, Furniture, and Millwork manufacturers of Western Canada for over 30 years. Pioneer provides a wide array of standard product offerings including soft close/full extension drawer systems (single wall, double wall, undermount), soft closing hinges, hardwood, plywood and thermally fused laminates as well as architectural cladding and glazing infill systems throughout Western Canada. Quality assurance, competitive pricing, and attention to customer service are core values that Pioneer strives for on a daily basis. 

Pioneer is a strong supporter of many DSRF programs and initiatives, including Run Up for Down Syndrome, Up the Down Market Vancouver and the Christmas Breakfast.

Visit Pioneer online at


The Province of British Columbia

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.


Raymond James seeks to provide comprehensive financial guidance focused on your long-term goals. The Raymond James approach employs not simply sound investing, but thorough wealth management, including portfolio enhancement, charitable gifting and wealth transfer. As your financial partner, Raymond James devotes itself to the life of your money, so you can devote yourself to your life.

Raymond James is an extremely generous supporter of DSRF. The company is the Lead Sponsor of the annual Benefits of Bocce tournament and the World Down Syndrome Day family skating party, and a Platinum Sponsor of Up the Down Market Vancouver. In addition, the Raymond James Foundation is an annual supporter of the Triple-21 campaign, while one of their employees is a valued member of the DSRF fundraising committee and Triple-21 partner.


Vancouver Whitecaps FC is a Canadian professional soccer team based in Vancouver, BC that competes in the Western Conference of Major League Soccer (MLS). The Whitecaps were the 17th team to enter Major League Soccer and replaced the USSF Division 2 team of the same name in the city. In the 2012 season, the team became the first Canadian team to qualify for the MLS Cup Playoffs.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC supports DSRF by providing their popular 'Caps Cruiser for Run Up for Down Syndrome, and by donating prizes throughout the year for various events. In addition, while not officially affiliated with the Whitecaps, Willie's Corner Champions support DSRF by donating money each time the Whitecaps take a corner kick from Willie's Corner in BC Place Stadium.


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