Pauline Tardif named co-chair of Ministerial Advisory Board on Dementia
The Alzheimer Society of Canada is pleased to announce that our CEO, Pauline Tardif, has been named co-chair of the Ministerial Advisory Board on Dementia. The Board will advise Federal Minister of Health, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, as the Government of Canada begins to develop a national dementia strategy.
“I’m extremely honoured and privileged to co-chair the Advisory Board and to engage Canadians with dementia, their families and their caregivers, as well as researchers, advocacy groups and health-care professionals in this important work. Through increased awareness and understanding, I’m determined to reduce stigma and correct misinformation surrounding dementia,” says Ms. Tardif.
The Society has diligently advocated for a national strategy for many years, calling for increased collaboration and innovation in research, more timely diagnosis and intervention, and enhanced care and community-based services.
Thank you to our supporters for making an important contribution to our advocacy efforts. This achievement wouldn’t have been possible without you.