January 27, 2022 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

About Discover CDLRN

During this one-hour virtual event, learn about the Canadian Dementia Learning and Resource Network (CDLRN) and how it is building connections and amplifying community-based dementia initiatives from coast to coast. You will also hear directly from project leads of two DCI-funded projects about their innovative initiatives and learn how to access helpful resources.

CDLRN welcomes project partners, community organizations, people living with dementia, care partners and health- and social-care providers, and researchers to attend.

This event will feature simultaneous French interpretation.

Event details

When: Thursday, January 27th, 3-4 p.m. EST

Where: Virtual Zoom webinar


  • CDLRN research co-leads: 
    • Carrie McAiney, PhD, Schlegel Research Chair in Dementia at the RIA and University of Waterloo
    • Laura Middleton, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo and Research Scientist at the RIA
  • Members from the SE Health Research Centre team, who have co-designed and tested a tool called Our Dementia Journey Journal with communities across Canada, including First Nations communities in northern Ontario. 
  • Members from the University of Manitoba project team, who are developing programming to increase knowledge on risk factors related to dementia in rural and remote First Nations communities in Manitoba.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand what CDLRN is and learn about a national network of community projects working together to improve quality of life and well-being for people living with dementia.
  • Learn about two innovative community-based dementia initiatives and discuss successes as well as lessons learned.
  • Learn about resources to help support quality of life, reduce stigma, and enhance well-being for people living with dementia and care partners.
  • Understand the importance of meaningful engagement and partnership with those with lived experience. 


The Canadian Dementia Learning and Resource Network (CDLRN) is a vibrant collaborative that supports and amplifies the successes of Dementia Community Investment (DCI) funded projects from across Canada. The goal is to improve the well-being of people living with dementia and family and friend care partners. CDLRN bolsters DCI projects’ efforts to develop, improve and spread innovative community-based initiatives and cultivates network connections where projects can share knowledge and experiences and identify collaboration opportunities. 

CDLRN is hosted by the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA). Production of this project has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Public Health Agency of Canada.