Our History

Alzheimer Society


Alzheimer Society of Ottawa-Carleton is established by co-founder Madeleine Honeyman.


Alzheimer Society of Ottawa-Carleton is incorporated.


Alzheimer Society of Ottawa-Carleton establishes first Alzheimer Day Away Program in Canada.


Alzheimer Society works with Algonquin College to develop, fund and teach “Working with Alzheimer Clients and their Families”.


First Walk for Memories is held at Carlingwood Mall.


Dementia Studies Program at Algonquin College becomes first Ministry of Education and Training approved dementia studies program in Canada.


Alzheimer Society expands its service area by opening an office in Renfrew County.


“The Bungalows” at the Peter D. Clark Long Term Care Centre open. Conceived and conceptualized by the Alzheimer Society.


Launch of “First Link Pilot Project Program” thanks to a two-year grant of $135,000 from Ontario Trillium Foundation.


Champlain Dementia Forum leads to formation of Champlain Dementia Network.

  • The Guest House – built in partnership with the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre and Carefor Health and Community Services – opens.
  • Name officially changes to Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County.
  • Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County is one of four pilot sites to receive funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care through the Alzheimer Society of Ontario for the First Link Program ($900,000 over two years).

Walk for Memories moves from Carlingwood Mall to Carleton University Fieldhouse.


Partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Toronto to offer first webinar to family caregivers.


Local Health Integration Network provides core funding to Champlain Dementia Network for ongoing dementia public awareness strategy

Launched first-ever e-learning module “Preparing for the Move” to support those moving into long term care homes


ReThink Dementia (public awareness campaign) is launched.


Walk moves from Carleton University to outdoors at Tunney’s Pasture.


Name changes to The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County – no longer affiliated with the Alzheimer Societies.

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