Talent City Vaughan Grant Recipient Profile – Memory Loss Foundation

Talent City Vaughan is a first-of-its-kind municipal workforce development initiative that supports purpose-driven training initiatives across Vaughan. The 2023 cohort of grant recipients offered a host of in-demand training programs for Vaughan residents and employees of Vaughan-based businesses – like the Memory Loss Foundations Understanding Dementia & Montessori Approach for Dementia program!

The Memory Loss Foundation was established in 2013 and is dedicated to serving individuals with dementia through community-based support and quality care. A primary focus of The Memory loss Foundation is the education of both paid and unpaid caregivers, especially PSWs, by providing them with the proper techniques, specialized knowledge, and tools to prevent burnout, ultimately leading to improved care for those with dementia.

The Memory Loss Foundation collaborates closely with Dementia Support and Peak Healthcare College to offer comprehensive dementia care training. Dementia Support has a decade of experience providing dementia education and is a recommended trainer for Long Term Care Homes, Hospitals, Retirement Homes, Day Centres, and community caregivers across Ontario, the United States, and internationally. Their certificate holds recognition in healthcare work environments, including the United States.

The Talent City Vaughan funded training program, “Understanding Dementia & Montessori Approach for Dementia,” empowers participants with valuable skills. Participants earn a certificate issued jointly by Peak Healthcare College, an accredited healthcare college, and Dementia Support, a leader in dementia training. This innovative and practical approach equips caregivers to effectively manage individuals with dementia, encompassing different forms of dementia, responsive behaviors, and the application of Dr. Maria Montessori’s methods to elderly individuals with cognitive impairment. The training, completed in a single day and offered on weekends, prioritizes convenience for those with commitments. The Memory Loss Foundation’s strong affiliations with healthcare facilities and healthcare colleges in or nearing Vaughan, enable us to extend this training to alumni and newly graduated PSW students seeking community work.

Are you a non-profit organization that offers upskilling or reskilling training? You can apply for a grant of up to $10,000 to run training programs for Vaughan residents or employees of Vaughan-based businesses. To learn more about Talent City Vaughan click the button below!