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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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 Virtual Workshop Schedule

A Workshop was held for Ontarians in Oct/Nov 2021

The NTG Canadian Consortium's Dementia Capable Support of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities & Dementia training was available virtually in October and November over six days, two hours per day!

This course offered a “basic” version as well as a “NTG-Canada Affiliated Provincial Trainer” version

Both courses were adapted from the Canadian version of the evidence-informed NTG Education and Training Curriculum on Dementia and Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities.

The 'basic' course ran on October 26th, 28th, and November 2nd, 4th, 8th, 10th
for two hours per day (13:00 - 15:00 Eastern)

The 'trainer' course ran on the same dates and two additional dates, November 16th and 18th for three hours per day (13:00 - 16:00 Eastern)

To access the course flyer

Additional virtual sessions are in preparation

To organize a similar course in your area contact Leslie Udell (lesudel@mymts.net)