Provincial

Alzheimer Society of Ontario:

An Ontario Dementia Strategy development underway! The Ontario Government has committed to developing and implementing an Ontario Dementia Strategy. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, is leading this process.

Publications/Releases

Government Reports of Interest

Ontario’s Seniors Care Strategy

  • Living Longer, Living Well (January 2013) – Highlights and Key  Recommendations from the Report Submitted to the Minister of Health and  Long-Term Care and the Minister Responsible for Seniors on recommendations to inform a Seniors Strategy for Ontario.

Ontario’s Action Plan to Address Abuse and Neglect in Long-Term Care Homes

Local Families Supporting the Need for an Ontario Dementia Strategy

Raise your voice to make dementia a priority in your community! Be a catalyst for change. Changes are happening because people like you are speaking out and being heard! What has the Ontario Government committed so far? 

What is your electoral district? 

Local Families Supporting the Need for an Ontario Dementia Strategy

October 14, 2015 — Ottawa Dementia Roundtable

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Indira Naidoo-Harris, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long Term Care, led a Dementia Roundtable hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County. Participants included representatives from the local Alzheimer Society, community service providers and dementia caregivers.

May 13, 2015 — Alzheimer Society Queen’s Park Day

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On May 13th, 85 Dementia Champions from across Ontario arrived at Ontario’s Legislature for the Alzheimer Society Queen’s Park Day. Participants attended Question Period, a reception with MPPs, and one-one-one meetings with MPPs throughout the day. Representatives from the Ottawa area were Kathy Wright, Alzheimer Society Executive Director; Katherine and Michael Duncan, and Frank Molnar, Geriatrician & Chief of the Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario who met with Marie-France Lalonde (MPP Ottawa-Orléans) and John Yakabuski (MPP Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke). Prior to May 13, Alzheimer Society representatives also met with John Fraser (MPP Ottawa South) and Madeleine Meilleur (MPP Ottawa-Vanier) at their local constituency offices.

Supported by their local Alzheimer Societies, Dementia Champions were advocating for the development of an Ontario Dementia Strategy with direct input from people with dementia and care partners. Meeting with their respective MPPs, they discussed dementia’s impact in their communities and reinforced the idea that people can live well with dementia with proper community support. Resources provided to MPPs:

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