April 2024

National Caregiver Day

April 2 was National Caregiver Day, a special occasion for recognizing and honouring those who provide unpaid care to those in need. We need to acknowledge the difference caregivers make every day: their contributions, their selflessness, and truly appreciate caregivers’ individual experiences. 

Here is how AGI participants show their love and appreciation to those who care for them:

I dance with them.

I smile at them.

I give them a hug.

I cook for them.

I give them a present.

I tell them they are beautiful.

I play with them.

I call them.

I do things they don’t like for them.

I love my family.

AGI In Partnership with OLYMBEC

Our Poker Tournament was a full house!

Thank you for attending!

We're thrilled to report, AGI's Second Annual Charitable Poker Tournament was a resounding success, with over 150 guests and raised more than $60,000 towards our programs and support services. It was a night to remember, with a beautiful speech by Jean Miller, sharing her and her husband's journey with us, a shared dinner, and some great wins.

Notably, as the night was drawing to a close, the two finalists, displaying true sportsmanship, decided to come together and agreed to split the pot.

1st and 2nd Prize:

Jonathan Chomski and Emilio Iannelli

3rd Prize:

Zach Gottlieb

Top winners

Jean Miller

We would like to say a big thank you to Jean Miller, our volunteers, Olymbec, Aya Restaurant, The Tajfel Family, The William Dubrofsky Foundation, The Busner Family, The Chomski Family, CDL and everyone who attended and contributed to making this event a success.

Kenny Tajfel and Harold Busner


See 2024 Pictures

A Musical Performance at Concordia University 

We are pleased to announce that participants from AGI’s The Morty Gross and Busner Family Activity Centre will be sharing their love of music-making at this year’s B/OLD Conference, an initiative organized by Concordia University’s engAGE Centre for Research on Aging.

This year’s conference theme, “Let’s Age Together”, is an effort to connect the university with older adults in the community. It invites citizens, researchers, artists, policy makers and activists to consider what it means to grow older together.

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

1:30 pm - 2 pm

Free | In-Person


4th Space, LB Building, 1400 de Maisonneuve W, in the North West corner of the building. 

This FREE event is open to the public, so we encourage you to come and support the group in their music-making. 

Programs for Caregivers

Spring Season

Therapeutic Yoga

AGI's gentle yoga sessions allow care partners to learn new movements and breathing techniques to help ease their anxiety or stress from the comfort of their own homes.

Weekly sessions are resuming and will end at the end of May.


Resuming on: April 9, 2024

New time: 10:45 am - 11:30 am

Free | Online via Zoom

Register online, by phone or email.

514-485-7233 | info@agiteam.org

Stretch with us

AGI’s Caregiver Compassion Circle 

Support Group

AGI’s Caregiver Compassion Circle is an in-person support group for spouses and adult children. This group aims to provide members with a sense of community, belonging and connection along with dementia education and support. Caring hearts, shared strength, let’s navigate together every step of the way!

Bi-Weekly on Wednesdays

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Free | In-Person

Next Sessions: April 17, May 1, May 15

Register online, by phone or email.

514-485-7233 | info@agiteam.org

Join our group

Education and Training

Upcoming Webinar

Identifying Good Treatment Practices for older, English-speaking adults in Quebec

Presented by: Darla Fortune

Associate Professor, Concordia University

Thursday, April 11, 2024

12 pm - 1 pm

Free Online via Zoom 

Quebec’s second Action Plan against the Mistreatment of Older Adults (2017-2022) drew attention to the concept of “bientraitance” (good treatment) of older adults. The purpose of the research project is to better understand how good treatment is experienced by older, English-speaking adults who participate in the Senior Wellness Centres (SWC) Program supported by the Community Health and Social Services Network.


Darla will share some findings from the research that help to identify what good treatment means to participants and what contributes most to their experience of good treatment. Implications for practice will also be discussed.


Annual Education Conference

Community, Connectivity, Conversation:

How to Live Well Through the Dementia Journey

Presented by:

Patricia Belchior and Dr. Claire Craig

Friday, May 24, 2024

9:30 am - 12 pm

Free Online via Zoom 

This half day, interactive online conference offers an opportunity to share experiences and access a range of award winning, evidence-based materials that enable people living with dementia and their families to continue to participate in the day-to-day activities that bring meaning and joy.

Learn about how we worked in partnership with people living with dementia in developing the resources.

Discover how they have been used by people with dementia, carers and staff in communities, hospitals and care homes

Find out how you can be involved in the next part of the journey.

Claire will be LIVE from the UK!


Made possible through the generosity of the Lassner Learning Centre and the

Lindsay Memorial Foundation.

Swing into Spring: 

Join us for our Golf Tournament

Get ready to tee off! Help us make a lasting impact.

Secure your spot today!
All proceeds from the tournament will directly benefit people in
the Greater Montreal area living with dementia and their caregivers.

Behind the Scenes

Staff Recognition

In honour of Administrative Professionals Day on April 24, meet AGI’s Administrative and Event Assistant, Tia!

Tia personifies AGI's welcoming presence: She warmly greets visitors with her smile and offers helpful assistance to callers with her gentle voice. Whether managing donations or organizing supplies, Tia diligently upholds the office's operations, ensuring the AGI Team can effectively serve the needs of the clients, families and donors.

New Collection of Tribute Cards

Passover is a few weeks away, order your cards today!

Send wishes for a Happy Passover to your friends and family.


Customize your message on our beautiful cards, conveying sentiments while supporting AGI.

Each Tribute Card includes your personal message, sent to recipients with an option for email or mail delivery. Tax receipts issued for $15 or more.

Send a tribute card

Important Dates


Beginning on April 22 and ending on April 30

Sending warm thoughts and blessings as you gather at the Seder table to celebrate with those you love.

Chag Pesach Sameach!

Your donation to AGI today ensures that Montreal families continue to be well supported in a positive and caring way as they live with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. 
Donate to AGI
Office Hours
Monday to Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Charitable registration # 896090487RR0001

514-485-7233 | info@agiteam.org | www.agiteam.org

Alzheimer Groupe Inc (AGI) is a charitable organization that offers therapeutic programs to individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Additionally, AGI provides support services to families and professional care partners, focusing on best practices in dementia care, while sensitizing the community at large through education and awareness.
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