Pre-Budget Submission

Read our current and past submissions ahead of the provincial budget.

Alzheimer Society of Ontario

Pre-Budget Submission

Each year the Alzheimer Society, along with dozens of other organisations and individuals, submits recommendations for funding and policy ideas we want to see included in the annual provincial budget. This submission lays out our top priorities for improving dementia care in Ontario.

Our most recent 2024 submission makes four targeted recommendations that would improve dementia care across Ontario:

1. Renew Ontario’s Dementia Strategy.

2. Create a central body, with funding control, to provide strategic direction for dementia care across Ontario.

3. Provide $3.4 million in additional, ongoing funding to the First Link® program, providing direct support to 6,980 more Ontarians living with dementia and their care partners.

4. Prepare for the imminent arrival in Ontario of disease-modifying treatments for Alzheimer’s disease by:

  • Funding $150 million per year, over 10 years, to ensure that all Ontarians living with or at risk of dementia have access to team-based primary and specialist care.
  • Providing coverage through the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) for positron emission topography (PET) scans and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis and corresponding lumbar punctures for the purpose of diagnosing mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease, and make preparations to fully utilize expected blood-base biomarker technology.
  • Operating existing clinical MRI machines at full capacity, with associated investments in required staffing.

Click here to read our full 2024 pre-budget submission.

2024 Budget Submission

Read about the Alzheimer Society of Ontario's 2024 Pre-Budget Submission here.

Pre-Budget Submission 2024

Past Submissions

2023 Pre-Budget Submission

There is no time to lose! Read about the Alzheimer Society of Ontario's 2023 Pre-Budget Submission here.

2023 Pre-Budget Submission
2022 Pre-Budget Submission

Read about the Alzheimer Society of Ontario's 2022 Pre-Budget Submission here.

2022 Pre-Budget Submission
2021 Pre-Budget Submission

Learn about the Alzheimer Society of Ontario's Build Back Better pre-budget submission in 2021.

ASO Pre-Budget Submission Cover
2020 Pre-Budget Submission

Learn about the Alzheimer Society of Ontario's Targeted Investments for Smarter Health and Long-Term Care in 2020.

ASO Pre-Budget Submission Cover