Inspiring People

Where passion and resilience meets a true vision for change. The people featured here have inspired so many around them, from the ways they lead by example, to how they challenge outdated norms. If you have someone you'd like to recognize, please consider sharing your story with us.

Clive: Beloved math teacher who coached champions

Clive is a math teacher and so much more. See how he continues to inspire his students today

Clive, Club 36
Who would you like to see featured here?

Tell us ... who in our community is helping people with dementia feel like they truly belong?

Two kittens snuggling
Ali Cada: From finance, to finding his purpose

Ali wishes that more people understood, that "while a dementia diagnosis is life-changing, it's not necessarily life-ending."

Ali Cada
Jim's Journey: From the classroom to the Olympic flame

Meet a math teacher who ran 14 marathons and became an inspirational Olympic torchbearer. Jim's story is a lesson in living fully.

Jim Johnstone, Club 36
Lisa Poole: A beacon of hope for social and systemic change

Lisa is an advocate and a changemaker, known for saying yes to things that haven't been done yet.

Lisa Poole community advocate for dementia
Marilyn: The sharpshooting Mrs. Santa Clause (with a sweet tooth)

From competitive sharpshooting to a decade as Mrs. Santa, Marilyn is a versatile force of nature who embodies 'work hard, play hard.'

Marilyn, Club 36
Ray: Dancer + hockey fan + pilot (what a combo)

Ray shows us what it means to live in the moment, despite his dementia symptoms. It's a struggle to find anything that Ray couldn't do.

Ray Brydon, Club 36