Welcome to the special Dementia Strategy edition of the GHS bulletin! This bulletin is being issued in support of the efforts of the Alzheimer Society of Ontario to have a dementia strategy included in the 2017 Ontario budget. The ASO’s actionfordementia.ca campaign is described below. We are also highlighting some of our group’s own work in support of the development of dementia strategies in two Ontario regions: The South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and the Waterloo-Wellington LHIN. For more frequent updates on our work, follow us on Twitter @GHS_UW or like the Geriatric Health Systems Research Group - UW Facebook page. If you would like to be included in our email distribution of the bulletin or would like further information on the material presented, please complete our Contact Us form located on our website. If you no longer wish to receive emails from the GHS group or be included on the bulletin distribution list, please contact us at email@example.com directly.