What we do
As the number of seniors grow and our population ages, the number of people living with dementia also grows. Today in Ottawa and Renfrew County there are 24,000 people living with a diagnosis of dementia. The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County provides free local services including support, education and activities–online and in-person—for people living with dementia their caregivers and families. We support and connect those living with dementia to our Dementia Care Coaches and provide them with the right information and resources to live well with dementia.
TOP FUNDING SOURCES
- Government: 45%
- Bequests: 35%
- Donors and Events: 14%
- Investments/Other: 6%
How you can help
Financial support from our community contributes to closing the funding gap so we can reach and provide support and services to the growing number of people in our region facing dementia. Monthly and general donations enable us to provide the right tools and resources to those living with dementia and create awareness of this illness. To celebrate a milestone, giving only adds to the joy! Mark your special day by bringing a smile to the lives of those living with dementia. DementiaHelp.ca/donate
Sponsor a special event, a meaningful program or fundraise an initiative that is close to your heart. Sponsor dollars help us continue to create exercise, technology, music and art programs that provide opportunities for people living with dementia and care partners to remain social and engaged. These activities and programs have helped reduce isolation, especially during the challenges of the pandemic.
Donate your time and expertise by volunteering with The Dementia Society. You can help improve the quality of life of people living with dementia and their care partners.
FREE CORPORATE TRAINING
Individuals and businesses can take our 30-minute dementia-inclusive training to learn strategies for approaching and communicating with a person living with dementia and gain perspective on environmental considerations to optimize your home or place of business for people living with dementia and their caregivers. This training aims to reduce the stigma around dementia and help build a dementia-inclusive community where the people living with dementia and their caregivers feel safe, understood and included.
EVENTS + FUNDRAISING
The BrainyActive Challenge
The Dementia Society’s BrainyActive Challenge, held in September during World Alzheimer’s Awareness
Month, is an invitation to exercise your brain every day to build a brain-boosting habit while you raise funds to help people living with dementia in Ottawa and Renfrew County. On September 25, 2022 we hosted our first-ever BrainyActive celebration event in person at the Canada Agriculture and Food!
Every dollar raised goes to developing and supporting programs that help people in our region facing dementia.
Host an event
Consider The Dementia Society while organizing an office fundraiser around the holidays, or at a summer BBQ. Visit DementiaHelp.ca to request a fundraising toolkit and branded materials. Be sure to let us know about it so we can boost your event on our social channels! Raise funds for The Dementia Society to ensure no one in Ottawa or Renfrew County region faces dementia alone.
Ottawa: Suite 500, 2323-2327 St. Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa, K1G 4J8
Renfrew County: 115 – 16 Edward St. South Arnprior, ON K7S 3W4
613-523-4004 | 888-411-2067
Year Founded: 1980
Total revenue for last fiscal year: 4,279,148
Wendy Grimshaw, CEO
Lynda Colley, Chair, Board of Directors
Anne Van Delst, Treasurer
Louise Laramée, Secretary
Mary Alice Macneil
GEOGRAPHIC REGION OF FOCUS
Ottawa and Renfrew County
Providing support and education to help those facing dementia find the right information and resources they need to live well
Development of new programs and activities that engage people living with dementia and help to reduce social isolation
Creating a dementia-inclusive community so that the people living with dementia and their caregivers can continue to live meaningful lives in the community
Charitable Registration No. 118785013 RR 0001