Learn more about Bill 121, visit the Ontario Legislative Assembly Website

The Bill enacts the Improving Dementia Care in Ontario Act, 2023, which would require the following:

   1.  The Minister of Health must develop a provincial framework designed to support improved access to dementia care. The Minister must table a report setting out the provincial framework in the Legislative Assembly and, afterwards, must prepare and table a report on the state of dementia care in Ontario. Each report must be published on a Government of Ontario website.

   2.  The Ministry of Colleges and Universities must review its “Personal Support Worker Standard” to determine if certain changes should be made, including whether to require in-depth learning about person-centred dementia care.

Improving Care for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients

NEWS RELEASE: June 5, 2023

QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Laura Smith, Thornhill, and MPP Natalia Kusendova-Bashta, Mississauga-Centre tabled a joint Private Members Bill today to start a meaningful conversation about how Ontario can provide better care for seniors, and those living with ADRD (Alzheimer’s Disease Related Dementias). The Improving Dementia Care in Ontario Act, 2023 looks at ways to provide better support for families and caregivers, and to equip healthcare providers with the best resources for supporting those living with ADRD. Read the Official News Release