About Us

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The Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton is the local community agency dedicated to supporting families living with dementia. We are part of a network of Alzheimer Societies operating across Ontario offering a variety of services in our region.

We focus our programs and services around our three pillars of care including:

  • Dementia Education
  • Counselling & Support Services
  • Health & Wellness activities

We support people living with dementia, care partners and allied health care professionals within our geographic area, including:

  • City of Brantford
  • Brant County
  • Haldimand County
  • Norfolk County
  • City of Hamilton
  • Halton Region
  • Niagara Region (Behavioural Support Ontario Services Only)

We work collaboratively with the Indigenous communities of Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

We acknowledge the traditional territories upon which we gather.

Our offices and the areas in which our staff serve are located on the traditional territories of the Mississauga and the Haudenosaunee nations, within these lands they are protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement.

For many thousands of years, the first people sought to walk gently on this land, offering their assistance to the first European travelers and sharing their knowledge for survival in what was at times a harsh climate.

May we seek a new relationship with the original peoples of this land, seek relationships with the winds, waters, grounds, and sky, respecting all inhabitants and admiring what the original peoples of the land are protecting.

May we create relationships based on honour and deep respect.

May we be guided by love, a good mind and produce actions with good intention as we transform our personal and professional relationships with our indigenous friends and neighbors.

(Written and shared by Melissa Sockanowich (Behavioural Support Outreach), RPN – Chippewas of Rama First Nation)

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Our History

Our Mission
People with dementia are at the centre of everything we do. The Alzheimer Society leverages its own and community resources to deliver health promotion, advocacy, and support services to people with dementia, those at greatest risk of developing dementia and their care partners.

We embrace the Alzheimer Society of Canada’s mission to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and to promote research.

Our Vision
People with dementia live well as vital and integral members of their community.

Strategic Plan
We are well positioned for success in the upcoming five years. Held in high esteem by clients, partners and other stakeholders, the current dynamic external environment presents us with additional leadership opportunities provided the risks associated with system restructuring and the related distraction are managed. While the system at large is expected to undergo significant structural changes, indications are that our funding is relatively secure given the expected increase in demand for services to support people living with dementia and their care partners.

On any given day, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton & our Foundation help provide:

  • Education, giving families an opportunity to learn about dementia, develop realistic expectations and plan for the future.
  • Counselling, so people living with dementia and their care partners have a reliable trust-worthy advocate to support them through their dementia experience.
  • Support groups, so families know they are not alone in this journey.
  • Wellness activities, to encourage healthy living practices including physical exercise, visual arts, music, and opportunities for social engagement.

In addition to the existence of our Society, there is also a charitable Foundation that helps raise funds for local programs and services. Our charitable registration numbers are:

Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton
825692866 RR0001

Alzheimer Society Foundation of Brant Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton
89453 7984 RR0001

Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton

Executive
Chair: Vickie Baird
Vice Chair: Neale Graham
Secretary/Treasurer: Cindy Mercanti
Chief Executive Officer: Mary Burnett (Ex-Officio)

Directors
Dr. Sandra Belfry
Scott DeGroot
Meike Ewen
Janet Gasparelli
Claire Kislinsky
Dave Lane
J.P Mackay
Dr. Mehul Patel
Dr. Sima Sajedinejad

Client Experience Advisor
Phyllis Fehr

Alzheimer Society Foundation of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton

Executive
Chair: Teresa Domladovac
Past Chair/Ex-Officio: Dick Hamel
Vice Chair: Griffin Allen
Secretary/Treasurer: Mide Seyi-Ajayi
Chief Executive Officer: Mary Burnett (Ex-Officio)

Directors
Quinn Bateson-Hotte
Laura DeLuca
Jason Lounsbury
Nick Popratnjak
Martha White

If you are interested in participating on our Board of Directors or are looking for further information, please call 1-800-565-4614 or email us at help@alzda.ca.

The Alzheimer Society Federation is the leading nationwide health organization that supports people living with dementia, families, and care partners in Canada. It is a federation of eleven provincial/territorial partners, including the Alzheimer Society of Canada and Alzheimer Society of Ontario,

The federation defines itself as a network of partners committed to a common mission and a shared brand and program model, while remaining legally independent from one another.

The partners share a belief that our ability to achieve our mission is enhanced through the federation and the collaboration associated with it.
Each federation partner is a unique charitable organization.

Across Ontario, communities are served by a network of local Alzheimer Society chapters. Local chapters, like the Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton, operate independently from one another, but share the common objective to support people living with dementia and care partners in the local community.

A complete list of Alzheimer Society chapters serving Ontario communities can be found on the Alzheimer Society of Ontario website.

Each local Alzheimer Society chapter is a unique charitable organization. Donations received by each entity are used to support programs and services offered in the local communities they serve.

Accreditation
We are proud to be accredited through the Canadian Centre for Accreditation, a third-party review, based on accepted organizational practices that promote ongoing quality improvement. The accreditation program combines a set of Organizational Standards covering areas such as governance, organizational planning and performance, leadership and risk management, with program and service modules relevant to our organization.

We achieved this milestone in 2016 and we were re-certified in 2020, for an additional 4-years.

Annual Reports

Alzheimer Society Financial Statements

Alzheimer Society Foundation Financial Statements

Multi-Sector Service Accountability Agreement

Quality Improvement Plan
We are committed to delivering safe, client centered programs and services to people living with dementia and their care partners. This commitment is reflected in our Quality Improvement Plan – a tool used to monitor and track our progress in achieving high priority outcomes

Client Bill of Rights
The Client Bill of Rights reflects our organization’s mission, values and guiding principles and is a key factor in the planning, delivery and evaluation of our programs and services.

Donor Bill of Rights
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good.

In fulfilling our mission, we always strive to provide our services in a way that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities. We are also committed to giving people with disabilities the same opportunity to access our services and receive the same benefit from the same services, in the same place and in a similar way as other customers.

Our Commitments to Accessibility

  • To promote accessibility in respect of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
  • Have general policies, practices, and procedures about providing services to people with disabilities.
  • Have developed, communicated, and enforced a policy and procedures for providing accessible customer service to people with disabilities.
  • To make the policies available to public upon request.
  • Have policies, practices and procedures on service animals and support persons.
  • To Communicates when there is a temporary disruption of services or facilities.

Please tell us if you need special assistance to access our services.

For more information on our Accessibility for people with disabilities policies, procedures, and feedback process, contact Human Resources at 1-800-565-4614 or email hr@alzda.ca.

Disclosing your information is important. With your consent, your Personal Health Information (PHI) will be disclosed to other community health service providers who are already offering you services or may in the future. Disclosing your PHI enables health service providers in our community to obtain up-to-date information to help coordinate health support and service planning for you.

Your PHI may be collected through your personal and social health history, and it can only be accessed by authorized staff who are involved in providing your health services. Your care providers must keep your information confidential and safe.

To learn more about how your personal health information is collected, used, and disclosed, please contact Janine Reimer, Privacy Officer, at 1-800-565-4614 or send an email to janine.reimer@alzda.ca  If you have any issues or concerns about how your health information is being handled, you have the right to contact the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, at:
2 Bloor Street East, Suite 1400
Toronto, ON, M4W 1A8
Telephone: 416-326-3333 or, 1-800-387-0073
Website: http://www.ipc.on.ca