About the Alzheimer's Foundation for Caregiving in Canada (AFCC)

The mission of the Alzheimer’s Foundation for Caregiving in Canada (AFCC) is to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families—through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life.

AFCC History

The Alzheimer's Foundation for Caregiving in Canada Inc. (AFCC) was registered with Canada Revenue Agency in January, 2008 and received its national not for profit status in March of 2008. The AFCC is a sister organization to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) was founded by a consortium of organizations to fill the gap that existed in the United States of America on a national level to assure quality of care and excellence in service to individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses, and to their caregivers and families.

AFCC is focused on uniting hundreds of member organizations that are dedicated to meeting the educational, social, emotional and practical needs of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses, and their caregivers and families. Under AFCCs umbrella, these organizations collaborate on education, resources, program design and implementation, fundraising campaigns, and advocacy—all resulting in better care for those affected by the disease.

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AFCC Services

AFCC's breadth of services and programs, through our headquarters and our member organizations reflect the philosophy that individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses have the right to maintain their dignity, and that knowledge and support will ease the burden of this heartbreaking brain disorder on individuals with the disease and their families.

AFCC Web site ( www.alzfdn.ca)
This site includes information about Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses, caregiving strategies and behavioural issues, as well as daily news about Alzheimer's disease, and links to AFCC member organizations and AFCC divisions.

Comprehensive Educational Materials
These materials, available in English and French, address medical treatments, caregiving strategies, long-term planning, behavioural challenges, brain care, successful aging, and other dementia-related issues.

Conferences and Workshops
Relevant to caregivers and/or professionals, they cover diagnosis and medical breakthroughs, financial and legal issues, caregiving strategies and other concerns.

National Initiatives
AFCC advocates for government funding for social services to support individuals with dementia and their caregivers. Annual events to raise awareness include the Foundation's National Memory Screening Day (www.nationalmemoryscreening.ca) which is being held annually each June in conjunction with Seniors' Month.

Consumer Publications
Designed specifically for caregivers of individuals with dementia, these include brochures and care ADvantage™ Canada, a free magazine for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses.

AFCC e-store

AFCC’a e-store offers a variety of unique and exclusive products aimed at raising awareness and enhancing knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses. To shop, click here.

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AFCC Leadership

Click here to read about AFCC's President

Click here to read about AFA's President and Chief Executive Officer.

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AFCC Membership

AFCC’s membership includes:

While their titles may vary, all of AFCC’s members share one vital factor: a commitment to dementia care. Click here to locate an AFCC member organization.

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AFCC Financial Report

AFCC was registered with Canada Revenue Agency in January, 2008 and received its national not for profit status in March of 2008.

To donate to AFCC, click here.

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AFCC Media Center

Click here to read current press releases issued by AFCC.

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AFCC Privacy Statement

The Alzheimer's Foundation for Caregiving in Canada, Inc. (AFCC) is committed to protecting your privacy when visiting our network of Web sites.

This is the AFCC Internet Privacy Statement. Together with the Policy on Collection and Use of Personal Information, this privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for AFCC's network of Web sites:

We Respect Your Privacy
At our site, we do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. This means we do not require you to register or provide information to us in order to view our site. The AFFC only gathers personally identifiable data, such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by a visitor. For example, personally identifiable information may be collected in order to respond to a stated desire to volunteer time to the AFFC, to receive the newsletter, or to make a financial contribution online.  This information is used solely by the AFFC or other entities who are involved in the operation of this site for internal purposes.

AFFC Lists Are Never Sold to Third Parties

We will never sell, trade or disclose your personally identifiable information to anyone. We will only share personally identifiable information with third parties when (i) the person submitting the information authorizes us to share it; (ii) sharing the information is a necessary operation of the site, for instance, to process a credit card transaction, or (iii) we are required to by law.

Your Credit Card Information Is Secure
We care about the safety and security of your transaction. We employ a Server Digital Certificate and the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Protocol to encrypt all data traffic. They use high grade encryption and the https security protocol to communicate with your browser software.  This method is the industry standard security protocol, and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all your personal information, so that it cannot be read over the internet. If you prefer, you may also make a donation by calling our toll free number 1.877.321.2594

Donations are non-refundable. No products are sold nor delivered. All donations will be processed and settled in Canadian dollars.

Information Collection and Use
AFCC is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share or rent this information to others in ways other than those outlined in this statement. AFCC collects information from our users at several different points on our Web site. Personal information provided by users will be used by AFCC to improve the site and provide a more personalized experience for the user, but information which identifies a specific individual will not be disclosed to others without the user's permission unless necessary to provide services that the user has requested.

It is optional for a user to complete a registration form. If a user chooses to complete one, a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact users about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest. It is optional for the user to provide additional demographic information (such as income level and gender), but encouraged so we can provide a more personalized experience on our site.

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user closes the browser, the cookie simply terminates. For instance, by setting a cookie from our site, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If users reject the cookie, they may still use our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users as they visit different sections of our site.

Log Files
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movement, and gather broad information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

We will share aggregate information with our partners and advertisers. This aggregate information does not contain personally identifiable information and therefore cannot identify any specific individual. We use an outside credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. We partner with other parties to provide specific services such as a secured site for financial transactions. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services with the permission of the user. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that AFCC is not responsible for the privacy practices of such sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. The AFCC privacy statement applies solely to information collected by AFCC's Web site.

If a user wishes to subscribe to our push email technology or newsletters, we ask for contact information such as name and email address.

Surveys and Contests
From time to time our site requests information from users via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include demographic information (such as name, shipping address, zip code or age level. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site, as well as for publicity and advocacy purposes.

This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users' information. All of our users' information is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (e.g., our finance department) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The servers used to store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment. If you have any questions about the security at our Web site, you can use our contact form.

Supplementation of Information
In order for this Web site to enhance its ability to tailor the site to an individual's preference, we might combine information about the purchasing habits of users with similar information from other partners to create a personalized user profile. The personalized user profile will be used to improve the site and provide a more personalized experience for the user, but will not be disclosed to others.

Site and Service Updates
We also send the registered site users service announcement updates. Users are not able to unsubscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the service. We communicate with the user to provide requested services and account information via email or phone.

Correcting and Updating Personal Information
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as a postal code), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will make our best effort to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user's personal data from our records, but this may require additional effort as AFCC works to synchronize all customer data sources. This can usually be done on the member information page or by emailing our Customer Support . Users can also reach us at .

Our users are given the opportunity to "opt-out" of having their personal information used by third parties for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for the information. For example, our informational email messages have an "opt-out" mechanism so users who register can change their mind and be removed form receiving future informational messages. In some instances, AFCC requires users to “opt-in” for their personal information to be used.

Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials from our partners may opt-out of receiving these communications by following the "unsubscribe" instructions in the email message. Users of our site are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether or not they should proceed with services that require an outside party.

Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post changes on our home page so our users are always aware of the information we collect, the ways we use it, and any circumstances under which we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

Contact Us
If you have any questions, please email us at info@alzfdn.org or call our toll-free number: 1.877.321.2594. Alzheimer's Foundation for Caregiving in Canada, Inc., 95 Mural Street, Suite 600, Richmond Hill, Ontario  L4B 3G2

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