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


Email 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.