The Champlain Dementia Network provides leadership and support to the implementation of our regional dementia strategy. The Network represents organizations who provide dementia and dementia-related services across our region, together with people with lived experience, and works to ensure that there is a system of support that is tailored and targeted to the changing needs of persons with dementia and their families. Moreover, the Network is committed to support a “Dementia PLUS” model of care that recognizes that people living with dementia may be experiencing a myriad of other health issues (including diabetes, lung health issues, and cardiovascular issues), greatly increasing their medical complexity which means that we need to work closely with our partners.

Over the last several years, the CDN – with significant support from Ontario Health – has implemented a variety of initiatives, including:

  • Collaborative service models of dementia and primary care, building capacity of family physicians to detect, diagnose and intervene with people living with dementia,
  • A multi-year public education and awareness campaign which is laying the groundwork for dementia-friendly communities (rethinkdementia.ca)
  • Coordinated access projects focused on increasing capacity of existing staff working in healthcare organizations to better hear and meet the needs of people living with dementia and their families,

If you are interested in learning more about our network, or getting involved in our work, you can contact our Director of Strategy, Catharina van ES (613.219.0748 or cves@dsorc.org).


Alzheimer Society, Cornwall & District Champlain Region Family Council Network Champlain Hospice Palliative Care
Pembroke Regional Hospital Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario ConnectWell Community Health
Ottawa Public Health Dementia Society of Ottawa & Renfrew County Garry J. Armstrong Long Term Care
Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre The Royal Ottawa Ottawa Community Housing
Bruyère Continuing Care Mind the Gap Ontario Health East Home and Community Care
Queensway Carleton Hospital University of Ottawa Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario
Bruyère Research Institute, Ontario CLRI Champlain Community Support Network Hôpital Montfort
Renfrew Victoria Hospital Alzheimer Society of Lanark, Leeds & Grenville The Ottawa Hospital
Alzheimer Society of Ottawa & Renfrew County
(Alzheimer Society of Ontario)
Geriatric Psychiatry Community Services of Ottawa  

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