Congratulations to Jim Mann, a member of the Claiming Full Citizenship Conference Planning Committee for this well deserved recognition. Jim, who is from Surrey, BC, has been a leader in the fight against dementia by advocating for a more concerted response to reduce stigma associated with Alzheimer’s disease, by education people and by taking an active role on the executive boards of both the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia. His work has raised awareness of the disease, promoted inclusion and reduced barriers to diagnosis and care.
More about the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award
More about Jim’s work with the Alzheimer Society of BC can be found here http://www.alzheimer.ca/en/bc/Feature-stories/Jims-Story-goes-live-on-YouTube-promotes-Dementia-Friendly-Communities
Jim’s presentation at the Claiming Full Citizenship Conference can be found in the Opening Plenary Section of the Claiming Full Citizenship Video Series.