In 2019, the Government of Canada released Canada’s first national dementia strategy to address the significant and growing impact of dementia on people in Canada.

Today, the Honourable Mark Holland, Minister of Health, announced a new collaborative initiative that will further strengthen and advance dementia research in Canada. With leadership from the CIHR Institute of Aging, the Dementia Research and Innovation Funders Alliance will bring together representatives of the brain health and dementia research funding community in Canada to align future research investments.

The Alliance will provide a forum for funders and other partners in research to work together to advance dementia research, promote training, scan the current dementia research landscape, compile and analyze data of all Canadian funded dementia research, identify research gaps and needs, and mobilize knowledge gained through dementia research.

Brain Canada plays a unique and invaluable role as the national convener of the brain research community. We are thrilled to be part of this collaborative effort aimed at advancing dementia research, with the ultimate goal of enhancing the quality of life of people in Canada impacted by Alzheimer’s and dementia.”

Dr. Viviane Poupon, President and CEO of Brain Canada

Read the full Government of Canada news release here.

Learn more about the Dementia Research and Innovation Funders Alliance here.