Alzheimer Society of Canada receives generous gift from The Slaight Family Foundation



The Alzheimer Society of Canada is thrilled to announce a generous $3 million donation from The Slaight Family Foundation. This substantial contribution is part of a broader $30 million initiative aimed at enhancing dementia research, prevention, and care across Canada.

This significant donation comes at a critical time, as the number of Canadians living with dementia is expected to reach nearly 1 million by 2030—a staggering 65% increase from 2020. The Slaight Family Foundation's donation will enable us to strengthen existing programs, launch new initiatives, and enhance collaboration with other organizations dedicated to dementia care. This support is crucial for fostering innovation and ensuring comprehensive care for individuals living with dementia, especially those in underserved and vulnerable communities. 

"We are deeply grateful for the generous donation from The Slaight Family Foundation," said Christopher Barry, CEO of the Alzheimer Society of Canada. "This funding will have a profound impact on our ability to support Canadians living with dementia and their families. It allows us to expand our programs, increase public awareness, and drive forward vital research to find better prevention and care solutions."

As we move forward, this partnership marks a significant step in addressing the growing dementia challenge in Canada. We remain committed to working tirelessly to improve the lives of those affected by dementia and to bring hope to countless families across the country.

The Alzheimer Society of Canada will leverage its strong community connections to help implement several initiatives in collaboration with the Toronto Dementia Research Alliance (TDRA), the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), along with Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the North Toronto Health Team.