Families across British Columbia are affected by Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. The Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s vision is a world without dementia; that vision begins with a world where people living with the disease are welcomed, acknowledged and included. Working in communities throughout the province, the Society supports, educates and advocates for people with dementia, as well as enabling research into the disease. As part of a national federation, the Society is a leading authority on the disease in Canada.
Partner Award Type: Scholar
Canadians for Leading Edge Alzheimer Research
We’re CLEAR Foundation, or Canadians for Leading Edge Alzheimer Research, because that’s exactly what we are. We’re on a mission to eradicate all forms of dementia, including Alzheimer disease.
A tidal wave of dementia diagnoses is on the horizon, and the best way to spare future generations the devastation of this disease is to get rid of it once and for all. And the only way to do that is through research. CLEAR is the only Canadian foundation that directs 100% of funds raised to promising scientific research into the cause, prevention, and treatment of Alzheimer Disease and other dementias.
The research we fund with Michael Smith Health Research BC could lead to the breakthrough the world has been waiting for, here in Canada or somewhere else in the world. In the global fight against this unforgiving disease, we’re all in this together.
Note: CLEAR Foundation was formerly known as the Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation (PARF).
Parkinson Society of British Columbia
Parkinson Society British Columbia is the voice of British Columbians living with Parkinson’s. Its purpose is to ease the burden and find a cure for Parkinson’s disease through advocacy, education, research and support services. The Society is part of a strong community united in its dedication to improve the lives of those affected by Parkinson’s.
Centre for Heart Lung Innovation
The Centre for Heart Lung Innovation (HLI) was established as the Pulmonary Research Laboratory in 1977 by Drs. James Hogg and Peter Pare. Since then, it has grown dramatically in scope, size and worldwide impact.
Basic and clinician scientists work together in an exciting multidisciplinary environment to address vital issues in heart, lung and critical care disease. Situated within Providence Health Care’s St. Paul’s Hospital, a University of British Columbia teaching hospital, the HLI is a translational research centre using basic molecular and cellular research discoveries to develop innovative approaches to prevent and treat human disease through complementary and connected clinical research.
The HLI focuses on developing solutions to diseases that are major causes of morbidity, mortality, and societal costs in Canada and worldwide. These include atherosclerosis and heart failure, emphysema and other chronic pulmonary diseases, severe infections, and multiple organ failure. The centre seeks out the underlying causes in order to develop strategies for prevention and treatment. Basic discoveries are linked to improved health care through clinical research and teaching, and by translating new knowledge into clinical practice at St. Paul’s Hospital and around the world.
HLI is one of several renowned research centres based at Providence Research.
Lotte & John Hecht Memorial Foundation
The major objective of the Lotte & John Hecht Memorial Foundation is the investigation and support of novel, innovative and disruptive approaches, particularly in the treatment of cancer.