As the provincial election approaches on October 24, there has never been a better time for all of us to raise our voices and bring attention to dementia and the thousands of British Columbians affected.
An open letter to B.C.’s political parties from the Alzheimer Society of B.C.
In the lead up to the election, the Society asked people affected by dementia about the issues they would like to ensure our next provincial government takes action on. On behalf of families affected by dementia across the province, we wrote an open letter to the B.C. NDP, Liberal and Green Parties, outlining priorities for dementia care and support. You can read and share our letter here. You will find the official responses we've received below so you can stay informed as we approach the election.
Official responses to our letter
Join us by raising your voice! Sharing your own experience with dementia is a great way to get provincial leaders thinking about the impact that dementia has on our communities. Get involved by downloading our letter template and dementia factsheet to send to your local candidates before election day. Even if you have already cast or decided your vote, it is meaningful to let all local candidates know that this is an important issue for you.
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During the pandemic, vote-by-mail is an option available to anyone who does not wish to vote in-person. To order your vote-by-mail package, you will need to provide your name, date of birth, address and one of the following identification numbers:
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