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Support The Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation

Donations of any size are always needed and gratefully accepted. Funds will be used to support research into curing and preventing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Contributions can be made on a one-time basis or through ongoing regular payments, and all are tax deductible. In addition to regular monetary donations, transfers of securities and mutual funds can be accepted, with potentially attractive tax benefits.

Donate Online:

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Online donations are accepted through, a non-profit organization that safely collects funds for over 16,000 Canadian charities. Click the button to be transferred to our secure page on the CanadaHelps website. Thank you.

Donate by Cheque:

To make a monetary donation by cheque, please contact us at the address below. Thank you.

Donate Securities / Mutual Funds:

You can make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer disease by donating publicly listed securities. Thanks to tax law changes in 2006, Canadians who donate appreciated securities (including stocks, bonds and mutual funds) directly to a registered charity eliminate capital gains tax on the investment. By doing this, donors can make a significant contribution in support of Alzheimer disease research.

Giving securities is simple. Consult your financial advisor to decide which investments make the most financial and philanthropic impact. With this advice, please download and complete our Securities Donation Form, then forward it by postal mail (or email) to the address below. Thank you.


Get Help Making a Donation

To obtain help or more information about making a donation, please contact us.

Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation
210–1095 West Pender St.
Vancouver, BC  V6E 2M6
Attention: Scott MacDonald*
Phone: (604) 396-9968

Scott MacDonald *Scott MacDonald is a philanthropic advisor with over 20 years experience working in the charitable sector. He would be pleased to answer any questions you may have about making a donation to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Why donate to Alzheimer’s research?

Alzheimer’s disease is not an inevitable consequence of aging. It is an active malevolent disease which involves relatively simple pathology. Methods of treatment will sooner or later be found, depending largely upon how many scientists are put to work on the problem. For every thousand dollars of tax money spent on caring for victims, less than one dollar is being spent on finding a cure. Research is the key to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, and donations are the lifeblood of research.

What will my donation be used for?

Donations made to The Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation (PARF) are used to support world-class scientists located in qualified Canadian institutions dedicated to the eradication of dementia.

We are a non-profit organization with a mandate to direct as much as possible of our funding resources to research. Accordingly, the vast majority of donated funds end up actually funding researchers, with the balance used to administer the Foundation’s general activities.

PARF is registered as a Charitable Society under the Societies Act of British Columbia, with Revenue Canada Charitable Registration # 85798-7978-RR0001.

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