Starting September 1st, the Dementia Society is challenging the community to do a brain-stimulating activity every day to improve brain health and raise awareness and funds for dementia support.

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How to choose your Brain-Boosting Activity?

Many commonly known health risks can lead to the development of dementia such as poor diet, lack of exercise, an excess of alcohol, and head injury. And lesser-known factors such as lack of social interaction, hearing loss, and depression can also contribute to dementia later in life.

Modest changes in behaviour can contribute to a healthier brain and fend off, or even prevent dementia.

No need to be overwhelmed. Just pick one thing. And start with the BrainyActive Challenge—your opportunity to start a new braintastic habit this September to fight dementia, while helping people living with dementia in Ottawa and Renfrew County.

We’ve grouped risk factors for dementia in four categories to make this easy. Pick a category that works for you, and create your challenge to get BrainyActive this September. Remember, it’s never too early or too late to fight dementia!

Surpass $125 In Donations and Receive a BrainyActive Package

All participants who raise $125 or more will earn a Dementia Society notebook!

Given the current COVID-19 infection rates in our region, there will be no public distribution of kits. Volunteers from our Founding Sponsor, Bakertilly Ottawa LLP Chartered Professional Accountants, are delivering kits to $125+ donors’ addresses in the greater Ottawa Area.

  1. Delivery will be contactless, volunteers will wear masks and sanitize their hands before and after delivery.
  2. You will be notified of delivery by email from the Dementia Society.
  3. Volunteers will drop your kit at your door, ring the bell and depart.

Donors outside the City of Ottawa limits will have their package mailed to them.

Fundraising Resources

A BrainyActive Challenge Calendar to track your progress.

A BrainyActive Challenge poster to share in the community.

“I’m getting BrainyActive for…” image to share why you’re participating in the BrainyActive Challenge.

A BrainyActive email signature file.

A Social Media Toolkit to help us spread the word.

Corporate Teams Package to help get you started.

Fundraising Tips

If you are not comfortable using the online process for fundraising, download the Pledge Form.

Ideas for how to hold a virtual fundraising event.

Get in touch with us at for more ideas.

Have questions?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.