NTG's nationally acclaimed training curriculum has been adapted for Canada! 

The NTG Canadian Consortium is providing NTG workshops across Canada

Only workshops that are listed on this website are official NTG - Canada workshops

For more information about and queries for sponsoring a NTG Workshop in Canada

Contact Dr Nancy Jokinen via email.

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Newest Workshop/Course Offerings are listed below
Newsy Items from the Canadian Consortium

Down Syndrome & Alzheimer's: Ken's Story

The NTG Canadian Consortium with support from Reena, an organization supporting people with intellectual disabilities and their families in Southern Ontario, hosted its first webinar on November 24, 2020, featuring famed author Diana Frizzell.

"A life lived, a journey taken, an ending no one wanted. Ken had Down syndrome and, as he aged, he developed Alzheimer's. He was only 48 years old.  Ken's sister and author of "Hello, My Name is Ken" shares her family’s experiences trying to support Ken and access needed health and support services.

Diana’s hope is that their story will inspire changes we need to make in our healthcare and community services to provide the level of care, empathy, love and understanding required for adults aging with Down Syndrome and affected by Alzheimer’s."

The link below leads to the webinar's recording, offered free with Diana's permission. Please share with families, friends, neighbors and service providers.




Canadian Location Workshop Schedule

A NTG-Canada In-Person Training Workshop is scheduled to begin May 28th and will be held in Winnipeg Manitoba. The basic & provincial trainer workshop sessions are underwritten by Carey Lai, Owner and Pharmacist at Leila Pharmacy in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  

Note -  Registration is now closed, but other local workshops are being scheduled.

Please contact Leslie Udell for information additional Manitoba workshop in preparation.(see below)

A Workshop for Ontarians was held in March 2022

Canadian Virtual Workshop Schedule

The NTG Canadian Consortium's Dementia Capable Support of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities & Dementia training was offered virtually in March!

This offering included the “basic” course and the “NTG-Canada Affiliated Provincial Trainer” course

Both courses are adapted from the Canadian version of the evidence-informed NTG Education and Training Curriculum on Dementia and Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities offered in the USA

The 'basic' course ran for 3 hours each day on March 15th, 17th, 22th, and 24th.*  The NTG-Canada Affiliated Trainer Course followed with two session (3 hours each) on March 29th and 30th.  The courses ran from 13:00 - 16:00 Eastern.  The basic course included an additional 1.5 hours homework.  The Trainer Course also included an additional 1 hour homework.
 * The course ran 3.5 hours on 3/24/22
The cost of the 'basic' course was CDN$300. 
The cost for taking both the 'basic' and trainer courses was CDN$500.

                          To access the course flyer

                                                REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE!
                                                             For course flyer, click above on 'the course flyer'


The 'basic course' is useful for any person  with direct or ancillary support responsibilities of older adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in disability-related, health care, and aging-related agencies, as well as administrators, clinicians, and family members or caregivers.

The 'basic course' and the 'trainer add-on' is useful for any persons with direct or ancillary support responsibilities of older adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in disability-related, health care, and aging-related agencies who will take a leadership role in developing dementia capable supports in their region and will want to become an “NTG-Canada Affiliated Trainer.

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Please note that only by taking the NTG Canadian Consortium's course can anyone provide trainings in Canada using the NTG curriculum materials.  Taking the USA workshop version, while permitted, does not provide eligibility to offer trainings in Canada using the NTG materials.
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To contact the NTG Canadian Consortium see the FMI above
FMI: Contact  Leslie Udell at lesudel@mymts.net or Dr. Nancy Jokinen at nancy.jokinen@unbc.ca

Additional virtual sessions are in preparation

To organize an in-situ course in your area contact Leslie Udell (lesudel@mymts.net)
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To read a short overview of the Canadian

Consortium and curriculum

click on the image to the left


The NTG Canadian Consortium is a collective of professionals, academics, and agency personnel with interest in advocacy, education, and program/services development on behalf of Canadians with developmental disabilities at risk of or living with dementia as well as their families and other caregivers.  The Consortium has advised on matters related to developmental disabilities for the development of A Dementia Strategy for Canada: Together We Aspire. The Consortium maintains a cross-border collegial relationship with the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices in the US.