Minds in Motion Partners

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Local partners

YMCAThe Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region has partnered with the YMCA of Niagara to offer Minds in Motion to residents in the Region.  

Centre de santeIn Welland we have partnered with the Centre de santé Communautaire Hamilton/Niagara to deliver Minds in Motion to the Francophone community.

Our partners

Important start-up funds from the Ontario Brain Institute enabled the Alzheimer Society of Ontario to develop and facilitate the initial launch of the program, while the Ontario Trillium Foundation is funding the balance of the two-year pilot. Funding has also been provided by the Government of Ontario.


The Alzheimer Society of Ontario also wishes to gratefully acknowledge the Minds in Motion delivery partners:  
The Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging developed the physical activity framework and program curriculum and will provide training to the physical activity program leaders, either directly or through the training of regionally-based trainers.
A team from Brock University’s Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies developed the mental stimulation and meaningful activity framework for the program.
Older Adult Centres Association of Ontario is prepared to support the delivery of this program in their local centres.

Parks and Recreation Ontario, a provincial membership-based association, is supporting the project by engaging their municipal and non-profit recreation members.

A team from the University of Waterloo’s Kinesiology Department, is leading the evaluation of the Minds in Motion® pilot project.


We also wish to thank Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care for advising the Alzheimer Society of Ontario on the use of a Therepeutic Recreation framework for inclusion in Ontario's Minds in Motion program.


If your organization wishes to get involved with the Alzheimer Society please contact Felicia White, Coordinator of Volunteer Strategy and Program Development at 416-847-8933 or fwhite@alzheimeront.org

Last Updated: 11/08/2017