Coffee Break®

Join friends, co-workers and customers across Canada to raise funds for your local Alzheimer Society. You can host your own event and ask for attendees to make a donation in exchange for a cup of coffee, tea or other treat. Or you can join us at our very first Coffee Break Kickoff Event! 

Are you looking for a way to participate in Coffee Break® but can't host your own event? Join a Coffee Break in your area by dropping in and sharing a cup of coffee in support of the Society! To see a list of events in your area, visit our  Join-a-public-Coffee-Break page! 

It is estimated that 70,000 British Columbians are affected by dementia, and this number is growing. You can show these people your support this September and October by hosting a Coffee Break®

Coffee Break® is a national annual fundraiser where friends, families and co-workers gather in communities to raise money for their local Alzheimer Society. Hosts and attendees make their coffee count by exchanging donations for a cup of coffee, tea or other treat.

When you host a Coffee Break® in your community, you help raise much needed funds for research into the causes and cure for dementia, and support local programs and services to help people living with dementia and their caregivers live well with the disease.

The Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s ultimate vision is a world without dementia – but before there’s a cure, there’s care. While the search for a cure continues, we can ignite a movement to make dementia not just someone else’s problem, but everyone’s concern.

By hosting or joining a Coffee Break®, you will be helping us build a dementia-friendly society that is supportive of people who are affected by dementia. Register now and help us make 2017 the most robust year yet!

How do I host an event?

Are you percolating on ideas? Coffee Break® can be exactly what you want it to be!

You can make your event big or small. You can host a public or a private event. You can hold it anywhere you have permission to: offices, schools, retirement homes, your workplace, community centers, or in your living room – wherever coffee can be served and a donation collected!

You can also host your Coffee Break® whenever it’s convenient for you throughout September or October. Stuck for a date? Consider holding it on World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21!

We make it easy by sending you everything you need to get started! It’s then as simple as offering coffee in exchange for a donation.  You can also offer tea or juice as well as coffee, and add treats to help increase donations. To register now to host a Coffee Break®, click here!

How can my retail business take part?

It’s simple – ask us for a Forget Me Not Flower cut-out kit when you register.

This complimentary kit includes Forget Me Not Flower cut-outs to help raise funds and awareness. Just add the cut-out UPC code to your inventory, and invite your customers to add a donation to their purchase. Your customers can personalize their cut-out, and you may choose to display them in your store, which raises even more awareness! After the month is over, tally up your total and send your donation in. 

Can my organization become a host?

Absolutely! We’d love to talk about your in hosting a Coffee Break® in your office!

Coffee Break is a simple, meaningful and fun way to involve your colleagues in a good cause and keep corporate engagement levels high. Contact Allison to learn more about how you get involved.

Can I attend a Coffee Break, but not host one this year?

There are often public Coffee Breaks in your area! Click here to see if there’s a location near you.

I can't make it to a Coffee Break this year but want to help.

You can show your support by texting the word “COFFEE” to 456789 to donate $5 dollars to the Alzheimer Society of B.C.


2017 Sponsors

Thank you to our Provincial Presenting Sponsor, Health and Technology District and Melitta Coffee, for their generous support of Coffee Break.


For more information contact:

Allison Baker
Development Coordinator, Special Events 
Phone: 604-742-4943
Toll-free at 1-800-667-3742


Last Updated: 05/16/2018