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Your donations help the Alzheimer Society offer services and support to people living with dementia, their families and their caregivers.

One million Canadians will be diagnosed in the next decade. They need your help.

You may donate directly to the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce at the following secure link:

Click here to donate online.

If you would prefer, you may contact the office directly at (519) 376-7230 to make a donation.

Why your donation matters

Making a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce is investing in the health and well-being of our growing seniors community.

  • Age is the biggest risk factor in developing dementia, with current statistics showing that 1 in 11 Canadians over the age of 65 have Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. 
  • Families who are informed about the disease, treatment options, risk factors and who learn about ways to manage difficult behaviours are better able to support their loved one and provide the best quality of life possible through the course of the disease than those who try to manage without support.
  • We depend on the generosity of our donors for more than 40 per cent of our annual budget.

All donations to the Alzheimer Society Grey-Bruce stay in Grey-Bruce to provide information, education, support and counselling services to affected individuals and their families and caregivers.

You may make a general donation to our chapter, or you may direct your donation to a specific program or to research. Please contact [email protected] or [email protected] to for further information on how your gifts may be used.

Charitable registration

The Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce is a registered charity having received charitable status in 1987.

Charitable Registration Number: 11878 4982 RR0001

Donate by telephone

Donate by credit card over the telephone by calling 1-800-265-9013 or 519-376-7230.

Donate by mail

Send your donation by cheque or download and complete our donation form and mail to:

Alzheimer Society Grey-Bruce

753 2nd Ave. E., Owen Sound ON N4K 2G9

Cheques payable to “Alzheimer Society Grey-Bruce” 

Donate in person

Donation in person at the Alzheimer Society Grey-Bruce office:
753 2nd Ave. E.
Owen Sound ON N4K 2G9

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Donate monthly

Thank you for your interest in becoming a monthly donor to the Alzheimer Society Grey-Bruce. Monthly gifts allow us to plan ahead, so that any gift, large or small, makes an ongoing difference in the lives of those living with dementia.

Monthly giving is an easy and convenient way to support the work we do, every month! We will mail you a tax receipt at the end of the year for your cumulative donations.

You may set up a monthly donation online

Or, contact Chris Doyle at the office to talk about your direct deposit or credit card options. You can reach him directly at [email protected] or (519) 376-7230 ext 1130.

Donate in memorium and in honour

Memorial donations

Memorial donations honour the passing of a loved one or friend.  Memorial donations can be made through a funeral home or directly to the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce. The Society will send a note to the family informing them of your donation in memory of their loved one. 

Download our donation form

Tribute (in honour) donations

Donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce in honour of a birthday, wedding anniversary, retirement or any special occasion.  A note will be sent to the individual informing them that a donation has been made in their honour.  Please ensure that you include the name and mailing address of the individual you are honouring as well as any special messages you wish included.

Weddings and celebrations

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Weddings

In honour of your special day, make a gift to the Alzheimer Society Grey-Bruce in lieu of traditional wedding favours.  We will provide you with Alzheimer Society gift card/envelope sets (pictured right) printed with your special message along with a packet of forget-me-not seeds.

The donation amounts listed below are to be used as a guideline only.  You may choose any gift amount you wish.

  • 100 cards/envelopes and seed packets - $200 donation 
  • 150 cards/envelopes and seed packets - $250 donation
  • 200 cards/envelopes and seed packets - $300 donation

The direct cost of the cards and seeds will be deducted from the total donation for tax receipting purposes as per CRA regulations.

Special Occasions

Mark a special occasion such as an anniversary or birthday by asking guests to make a donation to the Alzheimer Society Grey-Bruce in lieu of gifts.  We will provide you with donations cards that they can return with their donations to ensure that they receive an appropriate thank you and tax receipt.

Donate securities

Donating public securities and mutual funds is the most tax-smart way to make donations in Canada. When a Canadian gives a gift of a security or mutual fund that’s increased in value since its purchase, they avoid the capital gains tax. This means your you benefit from a tax receipt for the full value of the security or mutual funds!

We use CanadaHelps to make it easy and seamless to make your donation. Once the transfer is complete, CanadaHelps will notify you be email and send you a tax receipt for the value of your donation. They will also disburse the funds to the charity you’ve chosen, less their low, non-commercial administration fee.

Interested in learning more about the benefits of donating securities first? Find out more.

Donate securities.

 

Other ways to give

Donate in kind

Gifts in kind help the Alzheimer Society Grey-Bruce by enhancing events, reducing necessary expenses and contributing to the Society’s assets.

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Leave a legacy

Making a Planned Gift makes a bold statement about your life, and offers a glimpse into how you will be remembered well into the future. It may also be a way for you to make a gift larger than you ever imagined.

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Receipting

The Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce follows Canada Revenue Agency’s guidelines for issuing charitable tax receipts. To issue a tax receipt, the donor’s full name and mailing address must be provided.

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Take action

You can get involved in lots of ways, including volunteering with the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce, fundraising, advocating, and donating.

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