Where does your money go?

Your donation to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. ensures crucial programs and services are available in communities throughout British Columbia. Your donation supports research into the causes and cures, and influences public policy to reflect the issues and realities of people living with dementia.

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is the only province-wide non-profit organization dedicated to helping anyone concerned with or facing dementia have the confidence and skills to maintain quality of life.

Services include early stage and caregiver support groups, dementia education programs, tele-workshops, lending libraries and newsletters, and the toll-free First Link® Dementia Helpline.

Donations support four key areas:

  • Support and information resources
  • Programs and services
  • Research
  • Advocacy and education

These areas are highlighted below, but we encourage you to browse our website to learn more about dementia and the services we offer. For a more detailed break-down of how we spend the money we raise, please see our Annual Report.

Support and information resources


The Alzheimer Society of B.C. provides reliable information that helps people cope with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Through our website, the province-wide Dementia Helpline and Resource Centres located throughout the province, we offer support and resources for those who’ve been diagnosed as well as their caregivers and family, health professionals and the community.

Learn about other support and information resources available through the Society.

Programs and services


The Alzheimer Society of B.C. provides a variety of programs and services for people with dementia, family members and caregivers.

Dementia Education



The Society offers educational programs throughout the province to educate and empower people with dementia, their families and friends. Read more.


Tele-workshops



The Society presents monthly one-hour telephone workshops on a variety of topics related to Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. It’s easy to participate, wherever you are in the province! Read more.


Support groups

The Society support groups for family caregivers and for people experiencing early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia are available in communities throughout the province. Read more.


Research


The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is committed to funding research into better treatments and to find the causes and a cure.

The Alzheimer Society in Canada funds a national research program, investing more than $3-million annually in research. Read more.


Advocacy and public policy

Your donation supports the Society's advocacy efforts aimed at changing or influencing individual behaviour, public opinion, and government policy or law. You can also become more actively involved. As an Alzheimer Advocate, you can join us by speaking up about the disease, drawing the public’s attention to this important issue, and directing decision-makers towards a solution.

With your help, we can educate decision-makers about how to deliver high quality care where and when it is needed. By focusing on our key issues, we can improve the dementia journey for individuals and families, and decrease the per person cost through deliberate action. Read more.

Donate now



Make a secure online donation using one of the following forms:

For more information

or to discuss your donation, contact:

Lauren Weisler
Senior Development Officer
Phone: 604-742-4932
Toll-free: 1-800-667-3742
E-mail: lweisler@alzheimerbc.org

Incorporation No: S16 838

Charitable Registration No:11878 4891 RR0001


Last Updated: 11/08/2017