Communities in action

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There are a number of communities throughout B.C. working in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of B.C. to become more dementia friendly. Learn more about our Train the Trainer program and read some of the completed Dementia-Friendly Action Plans here!

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Don't see your community below listed? To learn more about becoming a dementia-friendly community, email us at [email protected].

Learn more here about how you can advocate for dementia-friendliness in your community.

Dementia-Friendly Action Plans

The City of New Westminster

Front cover of the Dementia-Friendly Action Plan for New Westminster.

The City of Burnaby

Front cover of the Dementia-Friendly Action Plan for Burnaby.

The North Shore

  • The District of North Vancouver
  • The City of North Vancouver
  • The District of West Vancouver
Front cover of the Dementia-Friendly Action Plan for North Shore.

The City of Richmond

Front cover of the Dementia-Friendly Action Plan for Richmond.

Dementia-Friendly City Train the Trainer program

The Alzheimer Society of B.C., in partnership with the City of Vancouver, developed the Dementia-Friendly City Train the Trainer program that instructs front-line municipal staff on how to deliver the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s standardized "Dementia-Friendly City" education to staff and volunteers in their workplace. This program aims to educate city staff about dementia, reduce stigma, raise awareness and provide practical suggestions about supporting people living with dementia in the community.

Our partner municipalities

  • The City of Vancouver
  • The City of New Westminster
  • The City of Burnaby
  • The District of North Vancouver
  • The City of North Vancouver
  • The District of West Vancouver
  • The City of Richmond
  • The City of Maple Ridge

More useful links and resources

https://alzheimer.ca/en/bc/Get-involved/dementia-friendly-communities/resources

Access a variety of available resources for more information about supporting dementia-friendly communities, including our Local Government Toolkit.

If you have any questions, inquiries, or would like more details on how you can make your community dementia-friendly, contact us at [email protected] or 604-742-4910.