Founded in the home of a family caregiver in 1984, the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay was officially incorporated on July 25, 1986. It is a non-profit corporation and a registered charity, governed by a volunteer board of directors.
The Alzheimer Society is supported by individual and community donations, special events fundraising and also receives funding from the North West Local Health Integrated Network.
The Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay is affiliated with the Alzheimer Society of Ontario and the Alzheimer Society of Canada. As one of 38 chapters in Ontario, we support persons with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias as well as their families and partners in care.
Mission & Vision
Our Vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, achieved together.
Our Mission: To alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and to promote research in the district of Thunder Bay.
We achieve this mission by:
- Advocating for the rights and well-being of those with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, as well as their partners in care
- Offering information, support and education programs for people living with dementia, their families and partners in care
- Promoting public education and awareness of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias to ensure people know where to turn for help
- Funding research to find a cure and improve the care of people with dementia
Our Values: The Alzheimer Society is guided by and committed to these values:
Board of Directors
- Maxine Tenander-President
- Rob Gombola-Vice President
- Vacant-Past President
- Kathleen Romano-Secretary
- Carol Pollard-Treasurer
- Leslie Savitsky-Member
- Dr. Sara Kelly-Member
- Rob Ciafagna-Member
Annual General Report
Fiscal Year 2021/2022
Fiscal Year 2020/2021
Fiscal Year 2019/2020
Fiscal Year 2018/2019
Client Bill of Right
The Client Bill of Rights reflects the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay’s mission, values and guiding principles and is a key factor in the planning, delivery and evaluation of services provided. A range of services are provided, including individual support, referral services, support groups, educational workshops and information resources.