Education, Dementia Specific

Alzheimer Society of Toronto

Fax: (416) 322-6656

Dementia specific education designed for people with dementia, caregivers and/or the broader community.

May include: One-on-one education; Formal small group discussions; Interactive workshops; Forums.

Education provided to one or more of the following: Formal caregivers (e.g., health care professionals/para-professionals);
Informal caregivers (e.g., family, friend); Persons with dementia; Broader community (e.g., interested public).

Service Category:

dementia specific

Catchment Area:

Metropolitan Toronto

Population Served:

Persons with dementia, their family members, professional caregivers and the general public.

Predominant Culture:

Interpretation services can be arranged in 75+ languages.


Free service for most programs.

Dementia Certification Training Program – $60

Online Dementia Certification Training Program – $60

Service Limitation:

Workshops for Persons with Dementia and their Family Members:

Educational workshops are offered for people in the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease as well as their family members.

Creative Therapy Workshops are offered to people in the early stage of AD & their family members – visits to the AGO, afternoons at the Toronto Symphony, as well as sessions in : Nia, Yoga, Drumming, Dance & Movement .
Family Workshops:

Designed for family members to increase their understanding of dementia. Workshops are offered throughout the year on topics such as: the early, middle and late stages of the disease, caregiver stress, coping strategies, immediate and future care, Advance Care Planning.

Training for Professionals:

Our Public Education Coordinators offer training programs for the Metro Toronto Police and formal caregivers of persons with dementia who work in a variety of settings including long term care homes, retirement homes, supportive housing, community agencies and private homes.

Dementia Certification Training Program:

12 hour program includes training on U-First! Program, is available for Healthcare Providers (PSWs and other frontline workers), Social Workers, and Nurses.


Educational forums, symposia, Research nights are held throughout the year. The Andreae Alzheimer Lecture is held annually in conjunction with our Annual General Meeting.

Public Awareness:

We offer free information sessions, education seminars and displays for community groups and agencies, businesses, places of worship and the general public.

Visit our website for full details on the programs available. Please check the Events Page for upcoming events.

20 Eglinton Avenue West
Toronto M4R 1K8
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