The Alzheimer Society of Canada (ASC) was founded in 1978 by a steering group composed of researchers, family members and professional staff at the University of Toronto and Surrey Place Centre, an interdisciplinary agency in Toronto providing services to people living with a developmental disability. The association has been a member of ADI since 1984.
ASC is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. As a federation, it has a national office, 10 provincial organisations and a network of local societies across the country. Its advocacy was key to development of Canada’s first national dementia strategy, launched by the federal government in June 2019.
Some of the services provided by ASC include:
- Caregiver training
- Dementia care training
- Meaningful engagements/activities
- Memory cafés
- Support groups