“The Ontario government has finally given people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias and their caregivers hope for a better way of life.”
-Karen Harrington, who spent five challenging years caring for her husband Grant Crosbie before he succumbed to an aggressive form of Alzheimer’s.
Ontario Achieves a Fully-Funded Dementia Strategy!
On Thursday, April 27th, 2017, Ontario Minister of Finance, Charles Sousa, introduced the 2017 Ontario Budget, A Stronger, Healthier Ontario. The announcement included $100 million over three years for the implementation of an Ontario dementia strategy!
This is in addition to the $20 million investment for improving respite care for unpaid care partners that was announced earlier in the week on Tuesday, April 25th.
This is a major win for the over 220,000 Ontarians and their families who have been impacted by dementia!
The Alzheimer Society of Ontario commends Premier Wynne, Minister Sousa and Minister Hoskins for making dementia a priority in Ontario and investing to enhance care and support for people living with dementia and those who care for them.
Most importantly, thank you to all of our Champions, partners and allies who are out there every day improving the lives of Ontarians living with dementia and their families, and without whom a fully-funded dementia strategy in Ontario may not have been realized.
Stay tuned for more news and updates on the Ontario Dementia Strategy!
Read the Alzheimer Society of Ontario’s official press release in response to the 2017 Ontario Budget in English or French.