Dementia-Friendly Communities


A dementia friendly community is one where people living with dementia and their care partners are welcomed, included and supported. It is a community that pays attention to the social and physical needs of the person living with dementia to ensure they feel comfortable and safe.

Senior couple on a nice walk together.

Dementia Friendly Communities training provides local businesses and organizations with education to increase understanding, reduce stigma, and help support those living with dementia and their care partners.

Are you or your business or organization interested in finding out how to be a part of the Dementia Friendly Communities program? Find out how to get involved by emailing us at or by calling 905-576-2567.

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What is a dementia-friendly community?

A dementia-friendly community is a community that

  • UNDERSTANDS dementia and the challenges that people living with dementia face in their community
  • ENCOURAGES the inclusion and independence of people living with dementia
  • ASSISTS people living with dementia in the most appropriate and helpful ways
  • VALUES and welcomes people living with dementia in their businesses and establishments

Learn more about dementia-friendly communities.