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
- Ted Davis-President
- Maxine Tenander-Vice President
- Laraine Tapak-Past President
- Kathryn Lyzun-Secretary
- Rob Gombola-Treasurer
- Dr. Peter De Bakker-Member
- Carol Pollard-Member
Annual General Report
2018/2019 Annual General Report