Award Date: 2021
Project Lead(s): Tamara Nelson
Project Title: Volunteer Collective: Alzheimer Societies in Southwestern Ontario
This project expands on a Volunteer Collective project currently being piloted by the South West Alzheimer Society Alliance (SWASA). The objective is to build a collective model of volunteer recruitment, training, and deployment across southwestern Ontario. The model ensures that remote communities, where volunteer recruitment is challenging, will have access to a pool of dementia-trained volunteers. Through the pandemic, the rapid introduction and adoption of virtual programming has made it possible to call on volunteers from anywhere in the region to support clients living with dementia.