Frequently Asked Questions

A. When you fundraise, you provide much-needed funds to support caregivers and people diagnosed with dementia in Ottawa and Renfrew County.
Money raised here stay in Ottawa and Renfrew County. As the recognized provider of support for people living with dementia and their care partners in the 613 region, The Dementia Society provides programs, services and support to enhance quality of life for our community.
A. By popular demand, The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County is back with its Walk for Dementia. Ask your friends and family to join the annual fundraiser and support you in your Walk and the 24,000 people living with dementia in our region.
A. The BrainyActive Walk for Dementia will be held on Sunday, September 24 at our new Dementia Society Centre: 2327 St. Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa, ON K1G 4J8. Time- TBD. In the meantime, we encourage participants to fundraise for those impacted by dementia in Ottawa and Renfrew County. For tips to fundraise, email us at
You can register anytime between June 10, 2023 and September 23, 2023!
A. You can sign up and start your fundraising by visiting our registration page, and choosing one of the registration options: Form a Team, Join a Team or Register as an Individual.
A. There is no fee for registration, any amount raised is appreciated. We encourage all participants to raise a minimum of $125.
A. Of course! We value all participation. In order to register as a solo participant, simply click on Register as an Individual on the top Registration dropdown and start fundraising.
A. Yes, we welcome families! You can come up with lots of fun activities for the young and young at heart. People with dementia are highly encouraged to participate, accompanied by a friend or family member who can be with them. The BrainyActive Walk for Dementia is for everyone to connect, fundraise and bond. Please contact The Dementia Society if you have any questions or concerns.
A. We welcome and appreciate support in a variety of ways:
  • Make an online donation by visiting our Donation Page. If there is a specific person you would like to support, find them by using the Search Participants tool. If you would like to give a general donation, simply click on Donate and select Make a General Donation.
  • Send a cheque by mail payable to The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County or call 613-523-4004 to make a donation by phone. Our address is 500-2327 St. Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa, ON K1G 4J8.
A. Yes, all donations over $10 are eligible for a tax receipt.
A. Email, or call 613-523-4004. We’re here to help you enjoy your BrainyActive Walk for Dementia experience.