Maria Howard, Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer Society of B.C.; Heather Cowie, National Project Manager, Dementia-Friendly Canada; Erin Crawford, Program Director, Programs and Services, Alzheimer Society of Manitoba; Felicia White, Manager, Program and Volunteer Development, Alzheimer Society of Ontario; and Abby Wolfe, Public Awareness Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan
A dementia-friendly community is a place where people living with dementia, as well as their care partners and families, feel welcomed, acknowledged and included. Many Alzheimer Societies across Canada have been successful in creating these communities. The Dementia-Friendly Canada project will expand these initiatives across Ontario, B.C., Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and invest in training and outreach programs to enable more communities to support Canadians living with dementia.
This presentation will speak to the Dementia-Friendly Canada project, including: an introduction to the concept of dementia-friendly communities, a review of existing dementia-friendly communities initiatives in Canada, and an overview of project activities to date and next steps.
This project has been generously funded by the Government of Canada, administered by the Public Health Agency of Canada. The views expressed in this presentation do not necessarily represent the views of the Public Health Agency of Canada.