Bill C-233 becomes law!

Canada becomes the thirieth country in the world to have a national dementia strategy

On June 22, history was made as Bill C-233, An Act respecting a national strategy for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, became law!

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. and our federation partners have always recognized the need for a national dementia strategy which will enhance research efforts and ensure access to quality care and support so that Canadians with dementia can have the best quality of life. Now, for the first time, the federal government is legally committed to action on dementia and Canada will become the thirtieth country in the world with a national dementia strategy!

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is committed to creating a dementia-friendly society – where people with dementia, their caregivers and families are welcomed, included and supported – and having a national dementia strategy is essential to helping to making this vision a reality. Now that it’s official, the real work begins. We look forward to continuing to collaborate with government, stakeholders and people with dementia to create and implement Canada’s first national dementia strategy.

Stay tuned for more details as the federal government moves forward with implementation. To learn more about how you can become a dementia advocate visit our advocacy page.

Last Updated: 11/08/2017