Coffee Break

What is Coffee Break®?
Coffee Break® is the Alzheimer Society's major nationwide annual fundraiser where friends, co-workers and customers gather in communities across Canada to raise funds for local Alzheimer Societies. Participants at these events make a donation in exchange for a cup of coffee. The money raised stays in the Grey-Bruce community to help support local programs and services.

Where does an Alzheimer Coffee Break® take place?
Large corporations, small businesses, hospitals, churches, schools, service organizations, health-care facilities and private residences are just a few examples of ideal places to host coffee breaks. You can organize an event -- large or small -- anywhere people might gather to share refreshments and fellowship.

When does it take place?
Coffee Break® events take place throughout September and into October. Check the events calendar for dates, times and locations in your area.

How do I host a Coffee Break®?
It's easy. You can hold a break in your office, at home, at your church, in a local mall or anywhere you can set up a stand and serve coffee or give out coffee cup cut-outs. You can also offer tea and juice, add cookies or pastries to increase the donations, or use the coffee cup cut-outs for supporters to write their name on in recognition for their donation. To get started, contact the Community Development Coordinator at to register and receive host information.

Why should you host an Alzheimer Coffee Break®?
When you host an Alzheimer Coffee Break® in your community, you help raise much-needed funds for local individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and their familes and their caregivers. Your support makes a huge difference in their lives.

Need some ideas for your Coffee Break®?

  • Invite friends, family and neighbours over for a coffee party and tell them it's in support of the Alzheimer Society Grey-Bruce.
  • Bake sales are great!
  • Who doesn't love homemade baking with their coffee?
  • Already sell coffee? Donate a portion of your proceeds to the Alzheimer Society Grey-Bruce, or offer a virtual cup of coffee, a coffee cup cut-out for people to sign and display to show their support.
  • Have people bring in their gently used items and hold a garage sale (with coffee of course!).
  • Use the coffee cut-outs as tickets for an office draw. Have a local business or your company donate a prize for the winner.
  • Organize a dress down day at work.
  • Not a coffee fan? Consider a fruit smoothie or hot chocolate party.

Decide to MAKE YOUR COFFEE COUNT by committing to host a 2012 Coffee Break®. For more information or to get involved, contact the Community Development Coordinator at or visit our National Site for Coffee Break®

Check out our 2011 Coffee Break results.

Last Updated: 11/08/2017