A national dementia strategy is on its way for Canadians

On June 22, 2017, we celebrate the passage of Bill C-233, An Act respecting a national strategy for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Canada will now become the latest country to develop a national dementia strategy to address the overwhelming scale, impact and cost of dementia.

The latest news & numbers

August 14, 2018: Read our 2018 pre-budget submission (PDF)

May 14, 2018: Alzheimer Society of Canada CEO named co-chair of Ministerial Advisory Board on Dementia

June 22, 2017: Canada to become 30th country with national dementia strategy

January 30, 2017: Senators host panel discussion on meeting needs of Canadians living with dementia

Our latest statistics on dementia numbers in Canada

Dementia in Canada: A National Strategy for Dementia-friendly Communities

Decisive action by the federal government is urgently needed as the proportion of seniors continues to grow over the next two decades.

- Dementia in Canada: A National Strategy for Dementia-friendly Communities (p. 43)

Jim Mann

Some people may look at me and think, "He doesn't have Alzheimer's disease." If only that were true! Canada needs a national dementia strategy to better support those of us who have the disease already, and those who will develop it in the future. 
- Jim Mann 

Read more about what a national dementia strategy means to Jim >


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Last Updated: 08/14/2018