About us

The Alzheimer Society Huron Perth is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to helping people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, their families and their caregivers.

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Alzheimer Society Huron Perth

On April 1, 2022, the Alzheimer Society Huron Perth was formed, unifying the former Alzheimer Society of Huron County and the Alzheimer Society of Perth County. We are excited to see this new organization take shape. Updates will continue to be added to this page.

The history of the Alzheimer Society of Huron County

The Alzheimer Society of Huron was founded by a group of family caregivers and incorporated in 1993. It is a non-profit corporation and a registered charity, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who are elected at the Annual General Meeting.

In addition to providing programs to the community, we also support research through the Alzheimer Society of Canada as well as the Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases.

Quick Facts about The Alzheimer Society of Huron County:

  • Formed in 1992 and incorporated in 1993,
  • Serves all of Huron County with a population of 59,000
  • Has ten members that sit on its board and
  • Has over 90 volunteers who assist with many aspects of the organization, including board governance, programs, fund development and awareness as well as office assistance.

Our affiliates

The Alzheimer Society Huron Perth is affiliated with the Alzheimer Society of Ontario and the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

As one of many Societies that make up the network of Alzheimer Societies in Ontario, we provide programs, services, and education to persons with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and their care partners.

The Alzheimer Society Huron Perth serves residents of Huron and Perth County, with offices located in Clinton and Stratford, and satellite offices located in Listowel, St. Marys, Wingham, and Zurich.

Our funding

The Alzheimer Society Huron Perth is a non-profit charitable organization and depends on charitable donations and special events fundraising for the financial support required to continue our work. All donations to the Alzheimer Society of Huron County are eligible for tax receipts.

The Alzheimer Society Huron Perth Charitable Registration No. is 13150 3138 RR0001.

The Society is supported by individual and community service sector donations, special events fundraising and also receives funding from Ontario Health West to support our education, counseling and First Link® programs.

Read the Multi-Sector Accountability Agreement between the Alzheimer Society of Huron County and Ontario Health West.

Respecting your privacy

The Alzheimer Society Huron Perth has a longstanding policy of protecting the privacy of its clients. Our Privacy Policy has been revised to align itself with Bill 31 Ontario’s privacy legislation also known as the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA). As of November 1, 2004, PHIPA controls the way personal health information may be collected, used and disclosed.

Read our full privacy statement. 

Should you have any questions about our Privacy Statement, please contact our Privacy Officer – Danielle Van Wyk at daniellev@alzhp.ca or 519 482 1482.

Client Bill of Rights


The Client Bill of Rights has been developed to promote the dignity and worth of all people who use the services of the Alzheimer Society Huron Perth. Each client is unique and has the right:

  • To be serviced in a manner that recognizes the person’s individuality including ethnic, spiritual, linguistic, familial and cultural factors.
  • To mutual trust, respect for confidentiality and responsible communication.
  • To courteous and respectful service, recognizing the client’s dignity, and privacy.
  • To receive safe, appropriate, and timely service with freedom from mental, physical and financial exploitation.
  • To recommend changes that affect his/her care with respect to policies, without fear of interference, coercion, discrimination or reprisal.
  • To give or refuse consent to the provision of service.
  • To receive information about the services provided by the Alzheimer Society to him/her and to be told who will be providing the services.
  • To be included in his/her assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of their personal care plan.
  • To appoint someone to oversee their rights if they become unable to do so on their own.
  • To be informed of the procedures for initializing complaints about the Alzheimer Society Huron County.