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In this section, learn more about the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay itself, including the history of the organization, Board of Directors, and our Annual General Reports.

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History

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:

  • Collaboration
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Leadership

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

 

Career Opportunities

Marketing Assistant – Student Contract position- 8 Weeks

Available positions; One (1)

 

Position Summary

The Marketing Assistant will assist with the planning, organizing, and implementation of campaigns that raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer Society programs and services. This position will also be responsible for performing office duties, such as answering phones, taking donations, and greeting clients.

Qualifications:    

  • Enthusiastic, empathetic, professional who is a positive thinker.
  • Post-secondary education or experience in Marketing, Events
  • Knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with volunteers, staff and other organizations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with volunteers, staff, and community partners.
  • Valid driver’s license and use of a vehicle.
  • Computer literate and willing to learn new software.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, specifically PowerPoint, Excel, Word.
  • Experience working in a team environment.
Education
  • Post-secondary education or experience in Marketing, Events, Administrative Support

 

To apply please forward a Cover Letter & Resume to:

Tracy Koskamp-Bergeron, Executive Director at [email protected]

 

Position start date; June 28, 2021