Workshops & Information Sessions

Due to COVID-19, all education sessions have been moved online until September 2020.  In person sessions will be reassessed at this time.

The following sessions will be delivered online using the web-conferencing platform ZOOM.

Virtual Care for Carers

Ambiguous Loss & Grief in Dementia

"The word 'ambiguous' helped me understand what was going on.  I'm still married to my wife.  I love her, but I don't live with her.  I've always been crazy about her and still am.  She's looked after, but it is a huge loss for me.  The ambiguity is exactly how I feel."  - a male caregiver in Toronto

Tuesday, May 26
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 3
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Self Care

Caring for yourself is one of the most important things you can do as a care partner for a person living with dementia.   You cannot give what you do not have.  Self care has never been more difficult than it is right now during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Join us for this hour presentation on the importance of self care.

Monday, May 11
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 15
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, September 10
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Meaningful Engagement

How do I engage with a person living with dementia as they experience changes in abilities?  This is a question we often hear from care partners.  There are ways to provide meaningful engagement through the course of the disease.  In this presentation we will provide you some ways of engagement that are often successful for people living with dementia and some ways to provide engagement at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursdays, June 11 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Monday, August 10 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Weekly Q&A Sessions

With our office currently closed to the public, we want to offer regular opportunities for people to join one of the Alzheimer Society's educators to ask questions related to dementia and caregiving.  If you would like to participate in a session, please contact Dana (phone and email below) to receive the meeting invitation.  Q&A sessions are offered Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. by Zoom.

For more information about these sessions, how to use Zoom and/or to register, please call Dana Bessette at 705-722-1066 ext 225 or email [email protected]



Last Updated: 07/09/2020