Written Submission on Bill C-233, National Dementia Strategy, to Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology
Earlier this year, Bill C-233, An Act respecting a national strategy for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, was adopted in the Senate at second reading and referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology. In April 2017, the Dementia Justice Society of Canada submitted a written brief to the Committee, in which it expresses its general support of the proposed legislation and makes recommendations for improvement.
In the brief, Dementia Justice recommends that Bill C-233 be amended to recognize the rights and dignity of people with dementia, and their position as full and equal participants in society. Dementia Justice also proposes changes that specifically recognize that some people with dementia will come into conflict with the criminal justice system.
The Committee is scheduled to hold a meeting on Bill C-233 on June 1, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in Ottawa.
Written submission on Bill C-233, National Dementia Strategy, to the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology (April 2017).
About Dementia Justice
Dementia Justice is a federally incorporated non-profit society dedicated to advancing the rights, needs and dignity of people with dementia who are, or are at risk of becoming, involved with the criminal justice system. It strives to achieve its objectives through public advocacy, awareness-raising, education and research.