Raise your voice
You can be a catalyst for change!The Alzheimer Society is looking for advocates to support its work. An advocate is someone who supports a cause. You can work on a local or provincial level meeting with politicians, writing letters, collecting signatures, or speaking out.
News you need
Changes are happening because people like you are speaking out and being heard!
1. With the support of Ontario’s Premier, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care has mandated that his Parliamentary Assistant to work to develop a comprehensive strategy to care for patients with Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease”. To ensure people with dementia are at the centre of planning, the Alzheimer Society of Ontario has proposed to the Parliamentary Assistant, Ministers and Premier that they undertake an engagement process that begins with the lived experience of people with dementia and their caregivers. We will continue to work with government as they begin planning and developing this strategy.
2. The Minister of Health and Long Term care and the Minister Responsible for Seniors have been mandated by the Premier to improve dementia supports in Ontario. This includes investments in 25 memory clinics to improve early diagnosis.
3. The federal government has announced its support for a National Dementia Plan. This is great news and we would like to thank all our supporters who helped make this happen. The plan will help reduce the burden of dementia and support more people with the disease across Canada. Learn more...
Be a Champion for dementia
Do you have a personal connection with the disease? The Alzheimer Society needs your help to speak out with MPPs, the media and anyone who will listen. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Learn more...
"I became a Champion for dementia to help create the change that needs to happen."
Bob Stewart, Thunder Bay
Last Updated: 11/08/2017