Our executive team

Meet the people at the Alzheimer Society of Canada who are leading our work toward a world without Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

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Christopher Barry

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

The Alzheimer Society of Canada is pleased to welcome its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Christopher Barry.  

With more than 20 years of strategic leadership experience as a member of senior management teams and as a CEO, Christopher Barry has earned accolades in the non-profit sector for developing and executing strategies that grow organizations, elevate fundraising, manage costs, and implement best practice solutions.

Christopher strongly identifies with and supports the Alzheimer Society’s mission, values, and principles, as he has been personally affected by the onset of Alzheimer disease in several family members and close friends over the last few years.

Prior to completing numerous senior-level engagements in the non-profit sector—with organizations such as the Toronto Humane Society, Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada, and the Canadian Cancer Society, among others—Christopher worked in senior executive roles with several leading companies in the financial services sector and wireless communications field. He also served as a Senior Vice President for a major international public affairs consultancy, was a member of the executive management team for an Ontario crown corporation and was the senior government affairs/foreign market entry executive at a major financial institution.

Most recently, as the CEO of a national professional member association, Christopher helped lead a transformational exercise of renewal and re-visioning.

Christopher received a Master of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. He speaks English, French, and Mandarin.

Board of Directors

The Alzheimer Society of Canada's Board of Directors consists of individuals from across Canada, including a member from each provincial Alzheimer Society.

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Our impact

Read about the impact that the Alzheimer Society brings to the lives of Canadians who have been affected by dementia.

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