Upper Canada Village recognized as Dementia Friendly Community

Upper Canada Village staff and Alzheimer Society Cornwall & District (from left): Carli Smelko, Julian Whittam, Tracey Ogilby, Josée Roy-Pilon (Communications & Events, Alzheimer Society of Cornwall and District) Jancis Sommerville, Bonnie Stephenson and Sarah Tierney.

MORRISBURG Upper Canada Village has been honoured by the Alzheimer Society of Cornwall with an award of Excellence recognizing Dementia Friendly Community Leadership.  

Josée Roy-Pilon, Communications and Events with the Alzheimer Society of Cornwall and District visited Upper Canada Village team to make the presentation.

“We are truly honoured to receive recognition for our work with the Alzheimer Society of Cornwall and District. The staff at Upper Canada Village are inspired every day by the positive feedback we receive from many visitors. This initiative is part of how we are making Upper Canada Village more accessible to visitors,” said Tracey Ogilby, Upper Canada Village manager.

The local tourist attraction started working with the Alzheimer Society in 2016 in a pilot project to become dementia friendly.  To date over 100 staff at Upper Canada Village have received training.

Recently, the SLPC received recognition from the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) at the 2018 Ontario Tourism Summit with an award for Accessible Tourism.


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