Creating new ways to know and do.
The Canadian Dementia Resource and Knowledge Exchange or CDRAKE is a network of people dedicated to improving the quality of life for persons with dementia and their family. Focusing on the national sharing of dementia resources and knowledge through in-person and virtual exchange to support relationships among industry, researchers, clinicians, policy makers, persons with dementia, and care partners, CDRAKE brings together the best and brightest in dementia care to:
- Support the learning needs of people seeking practice change
- Facilitate quick and easy access to the best knowledge for continuous quality improvement
- Stimulate, support and share innovations
- Build and strengthen collaborative partnerships between stakeholders
- Foster direct links between knowledge users and producers
Join the CDRAKE community to be:
- Connected to upcoming online or in-person opportunities for knowledge exchange, innovations in dementia care and links to stakeholders
- Invited to join topic-specific national Communities of Practice (CoPs) where you can connect with people who share a common passion
- Offered ways to showcase your leadership and advancements related to dementia care
- Networked with thousands of other knowledgeable care providers, researchers, educators and policy makers working in the field of dementia care
Connect with us. Meet our team.
Dr. Ken LeClair, CDRAKE Lead - leclairk [at] providencecare [dot] ca
Ken brings his clinical knowledge and years of practice experience, connects the CDRAKE team at a system's level and helps initiate national and international partnerships. Oh, and let's not forget that charisma he's famous for.
Jillian McConnell, Knowledge Mobilization Lead & Project Coordinator - mcconnell [at] dementiaknowledgebroker [dot] ca
Jillian is a recent addition to CDRAKE, and is thrilled to have joined such a respected network. She has always had an immense fascination with the brain and is devoted to better understanding how dementia impacts individuals and families. Subsequently, she is passionate about fostering communication and knowledge exchange throughout the national dementia community – hoping to achieve impact on a grassroots level and beyond!
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