Canadians for Leading Edge Alzheimer Research



We’re CLEAR Foundation, a Canadian registered charity on a mission to eradicate all forms of dementia, including Alzheimer Disease, by funding research towards a cure. Our name stands for Canadians for Leading Edge Alzheimer Research, because that’s exactly what we are. Like most of our supporters, we’re motivated by lived experience—by memories of moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas, siblings and friends lost to these awful diseases.

Because if someone you love has experienced Alzheimer Disease or another form of dementia, you know it’s devastating—for the person afflicted, for their family and friends, their caregivers, and for society at large.

Unless we act fast, the distress caused by dementia will only get worse. Canada’s oldest Baby Boomers, now in their 70s, are already at heightened risk of developing dementia. And in the next ten years, that risk will skyrocket. A tidal wave of dementia diagnoses is coming.

Our Impact

To us, the answer is clear. The very best way to spare future generations the devastation of dementia is to get rid of it once and for all. And the only way to do that is through research.

Our Board of Directors benefits from the wisdom of some of our country’s preeminent dementia researchers. We engage objective arms-length experts who assess projects from across the country to determine which has the greatest potential impact. Though CLEAR is Vancouver-based, we’re not tied to any particular institution, which means we can fund the most promising research, wherever it happens to be.  

The research we fund could lead to the breakthrough the world has been waiting for. Or it could become a missing piece in other research—a catalyst to another lab’s groundbreaking discovery, here in Canada or somewhere else in the world. In the global fight against this unforgiving disease, we’re all in this together.

We can win this fight—but we need your help. Now.


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100% of your gift today, or through your will in the future, will go to support promising scientific research into the cause, prevention, and treatment of Alzheimer disease and other dementias. We’re the only Canadian charity whose singular purpose is to fund research in pursuit of a cure.

Since 2006, we have quietly funded 40 leading edge Alzheimer and dementia research projects with over $15 Million. In 2022, we will be announcing $700,000 in new commitments, and making more each year, as we move closer to a cure.


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