Canada's national dementia strategy

A national dementia strategy is on its way for Canadians. On June 22, 2017, we celebrated the passage of Bill C-233, <em>An Act respecting a national strategy for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias</em>. Canada will now become the latest country to develop a national dementia strategy to address the overwhelming scale, impact and cost of dementia.

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The latest news and numbers

July 17, 2019: The Globe and Mail: Ottawa has big plans to lift the fog around dementia. But are they set up to fail?

May 2, 2019: Canadian HR Reporter: Dealing with dementia at work (posted with permission from the Canadian HR Reporter)

April 29, 2019: The Hill Times: National dementia strategy ‘a step in the right direction,’ but critics concerned it’s underfunded (posted with permission from The Hill Times)

March 29, 2019: Toronto Star: Canada’s national strategy on dementia must break the cycle of shame

January 16, 2019: The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences releases report on Improving the quality of life and care of persons living with dementia and their caregivers

December 4, 2018: Health Canada releases the Framework on Palliative Care in Canada

November 27, 2018: HEAL releases The Canadian Way 2.0, a report evaluating the Canadian government’s action on health care (PDF)

September 7, 2018: Public Health Agency of Canada releases summary of National Dementia Conference, outlining the plan to develop Canada’s first national dementia strategy (PDF)

August 14, 2018: Read our 2019 pre-budget submission (PDF)

May 14, 2018: Alzheimer Society of Canada CEO named co-chair of Ministerial Advisory Board on Dementia (PDF)

June 22, 2017: Canada to become 30th country with national dementia strategy (PDF)

January 30, 2017: Senators host panel discussion on meeting needs of Canadians living with dementia

Our latest statistics on dementia numbers in Canada

Dementia in Canada: A National Strategy for Dementia-friendly Communities

Decisive action by the federal government is urgently needed as the proportion of seniors continues to grow over the next two decades.

- Dementia in Canada: A National Strategy for Dementia-friendly Communities (p. 43)

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Jim Mann

Some people may look at me and think, "He doesn't have Alzheimer's disease." If only that were true! Canada needs a national dementia strategy to better support those of us who have the disease already, and those who will develop it in the future.
- Jim Mann

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What can you do?

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Last Updated: 07/19/2019