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Toronto has joined the global movement to build dementia-friendly communities.

In a dementia-friendly community, people living with dementia are included in all aspects of community life and their rights are respected. Community members, businesses, and organizations promote the independence and safety of people living with dementia by learning, raising awareness, and working together. The Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s goal is to change social and physical environments so that our neighbourhoods are places where people living with dementia and their care partners feel valued and empowered.

 

 

 

Are You a Representative of an Organization or Business?

You can become a more dementia-friendly organization. Our free, customized training will get you started. Click here for more information.

 

Are You a Person Living with Dementia or a Care Partner?

Your lived experience makes you our best advocate! Tell us how we can build a Dementia-Friendly Toronto. Click here to share your stories with us.

 

Are You a Community Member Interested in Learning More?

A Dementia-Friendly Toronto requires support from everyone in the community. Click here to learn more about how you can help.



 

Are You a Representative of an Organization or Business?

There are 46,000 people living with dementia in Toronto. These individuals and their care partners are your customers, clients, and neighbours. They are active in our neighbourhoods but they can face challenges accessing your services. To take our free training and become a dementia-friendly business or organization, read through the 4 steps below.

Step 1

Click here and take 5 minutes to tell us how we can support your business or organization to be more dementia-friendly. We will be in touch shortly!

Step 2

We will meet with you to:

  • Outline the training program
  • Answer your questions
  • Determine your organization’s unique needs for better serving people living with dementia and their care partners

Step 3

Your organization will receive 2 hours of free Dementia-Friendly Communities facilitated training.

Click here to learn about the training objectives, video samples and job aids.

Step 4

A follow-up site visit will be scheduled after the training to provide additional support. If 75% or more of your organization, department, or team is trained:

  • A Dementia-Friendly Organization decal to display at your storefront for 2 years will be provided
  • A pin representing your organization on the Toronto Dementia Network directory map will be added
  • Individuals at the organization have the option to wear a Dementia-Friendly Organization button



 

Are You a Person Living with Dementia or a Care Partner?

The Alzheimer Society of Toronto wants to work with you to make our neighbourhoods dementia-friendly. We would like to hear your examples of businesses and organizations that are dementia-friendly. We also want to know about any challenges you face in accessing services. Click here to share your stories.



 

Are You a Community Member Interested in Learning More?

There are 46,000 people living with dementia in Toronto. These individuals are your family members, friends, colleagues, and neighbours. To live safely and feel included in their neighbourhoods, people living with dementia and their care partners need your support.

Small changes can make your neighbourhood more inclusive. Click here to attend a Dementia-Friendly Communities facilitated free training. You can also request this training for any group of people that you volunteer or work with. A sample of our training is available: click here.


 

Questions?
Contact our Dementia-Friendly Communities project coordinator, Stephanie Massot: dementiafriendly@alz.to

 

*The material was created by TCD, through the NEIL Programme at the Institute of Neuroscience with support from GENIO. © 2014 The Provost, Fellows, Foundations Scholars, and the Other Members of Board, of the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity Of Queen Elizabeth, near Dublin. Permission to use this material was granted by TCD which reserves all rights in the material.