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 educate the community 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?

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 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 discuss 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 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 1 year 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


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*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.