Dementia Champions

Alzheimer Societies in Ontario are looking for volunteers to become Champions for Dementia.

  • Do you have a story to tell about your experience with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia?
  • Are you willing to speak up on behalf of the 181,000 Ontarians with dementia?
  • Are you concerned about the amount of help available for caregivers and people with dementia in Ontario?
  • Are you passionate about improving the lives of those affected by the disease?

You can be a Champion for Dementia!

Why be a Champion for Dementia?

  • Be a leader in your community
  • Give a strong voice to those touched by dementia
  • Help the Alzheimer Society connect with election candidates across Ontario
  • Help make dementia care a top-of-mind priority during the election campaign

What does a Champion do?

  • Works within their community alongside local Alzheimer Society staff
  • Works as a team with other Champions
  • Focuses on election tasks: meets with candidates; asks questions at public meetings; talks with candidates’ teams to determine candidates’ positions on dementia care
  • Is available to and/or seeks out media (local newspapers, radio shows )
  • Shares personal story about dementia and their dream for change in relation to the disease.

How to become a Champion

Contact your local Alzheimer Society

OR

Email speakout@alzheimeront.org with your name, email address and the name of your community so we can link you with the appropriate local Alzheimer Society.

Time commitment
Now – October 31, 2011
Less thanĀ 1 hour per week

We’ll help you with materials, training and support along the way.

Read about our Champions.