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Help Make Your Community Dementia Friendly

Together, we can build dementia friendly communities


Dementia Friendly Communities training will help you better understand the everyday experiences of people with dementia. Check out what training participants are saying:

“I was amazed with how much I was able to learn from our training session and I believe that it has benefitted my performance in the workplace and also helped with my awareness overall…”

“We do have a patron who will often purchase more than one ticket to a concert, but they have now been flagged so our representatives will look to see if they already have a ticket before selling them a new one. It’s not a difficult thing for us, and it will help to prevent further confusion. This is the direction I’d like to see us head toward, one where we are able to make ticket-purchases easy for everyone, including those living with dementia.”

How to get started

Interested in helping us to create Dementia Friendly Communities across Ontario? Check out how you can get involved:

For Individuals

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As an individual you can:

  1. Access training through your local Society 
  2. If you're a person with dementia, you can join an Advisory Group
  3. Sign up to volunteer with the Alzheimer Society 
  4. Become a Dementia Friend!

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For Community Leaders

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Are you a community partner or member of local government?

Benefits of becoming a Dementia Friendly Community Supporter:

  • Support a large and growing part of the population
  • Be accessible for people with all types of abilities
  • Join  a global movement 
Did you know? Age Friendly Communities is often mistaken for Dementia Friendly Communities. Click here to find out more about Age Friendly Communities.

Five Easy Steps to become a dementia friendly community Supporter

  1. Connect with a Society offering Dementia Friendly training 
  2. The Society will work with you to determine your training needs
  3. Society staff and volunteers provide a customized in-person training 
  4. The Society will work with you to establish an ongoing partnership and support network
  5. Receive recognition in our online directory of current supporters- your community will know you are helping to build a dementia friendly Ontario!

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Businesses, Organizations & Agencies

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Benefits of becoming a Dementia Friendly Community supporter:

  • Cater to a large and growing part of the population
  • Be accessible for people with all types of abilities, a broader customer base means even greater opportunity
  • Demonstrate your commitment to social responsibility, enhancing your reputation of goodwill within our community

Five Easy Steps to become a dementia friendly community supporter

1) Connect with a Society offering Dementia Friendly training
2) The Society will work with you to determine your training needs
3) Society staff and volunteers provide a customized in person training 
4) The Society will work with you to establish an ongoing partnership and support network
5) Receive recognition in our online directory of current supporters- your community will know you are helping to build a dementia friendly Ontario!

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Share your Story

  • Are you a person with dementia or a care partner who experienced a dementia friendly service in your community?
  • Have you taken dementia friendly community training with the Alzheimer Society and want to share your feedback?

We want to hear from you about your experiences. Share your story today.

Do you have idea about how Ontario can become more dementia friendly? Contact us today.


Last Updated: 09/21/17
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