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October is ADHD Awareness Month

As you know, October is ADHD Awareness month and this year CADDAC is focused on the mental health conditions that often show up with ADHD. Called co-occurring conditions, we all likely know someone who has ADHD and at least one additional mental health condition.

So what can we do to help ourselves and each other?

Learn More Today

Visit our awareness page and read the stats on ADHD and the mental health conditions that often show up with it. Understanding the facts helps others understand how early intervention for ADHD changes lives.


Share with your network

Many people do not know about the occurrences between ADHD and conditions like anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD, depression, substance use disorders, eating disorders and more. Let's share some facts! Our social media kit is free to use and share with your network and beyond!

Use #mentalhealthadhd when you're on socials, and always like, share and comment on posts that you see from CADDAC!

Social Media Kit
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Write your elected officials

Ask them:

  • For more resources for people and families impacted by ADHD
  • For more training for medical professionals surrounding ADHD
  • For more support for educators

CADDAC has made writing this letter super simple! Clicking below links you to our e-letters - all you have to do is click, sign, and send to your elected officials.

MPP/MNA e-letter
Federal MP e-letter

Donate to ADHD programs

Your donation can change lives! $300 per year or $25 per month is enough to offer one webinar to people who need practical, accessible information!

During ADHD Awareness Month, let's rally for more resources to support those who are struggling with the challenges of ADHD.


CADDAC's 2022 ADHD Conference: Register Now!

Buy Your Tickets Now!

Have you bought your tickets yet? There's less than 3 weeks left to get your spot for CADDAC's 2022 ADHD Conference! This year we're highlighting ADHD and co-occurring conditions like anxiety, depression, OCD, bipolar disorder and many more. Don't miss our sessions focused on ADHD skill-building for your self-care routines, your money, your relationships, & more!

Support: Join a Virtual Support Group

Learn More & Register

Drop in to a CADDAC Support Group!

Offered virtually, support group sessions allow you to share your story and strategies with others who understand what it means to be an adult with ADHD or a parent of a child with ADHD.  

Parent Support Group - Central

at 4pm PST | 5pm MST | 7pm EST | 8pm AST

2022 Dates: Oct 17, Nov 14, Dec 5

2023 Dates: Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 27, April 17, May 15, June 12

Adult Support Group - Western

at 6:30pm PST | 7:30pm MST | 9:30pm EST | 10:30pm AST

Dates: Oct 19, Nov 16


Adult Support Group - Central

at 4pm PST | 5pm MST | 7pm EST | 8pm AST

Dates: Oct 13, Nov 3, Nov 25


Adult Support Group - Eastern

at 3:30pm PST | 4:30pm MST | 6:30 pm EST | 7:30pm AST

Dates: Oct 3, Oct 24, Nov 14, Dec 5

André's Story - Adult ADHD in the Workplace

André Brisson felt punished and excluded at school and work for as long as he could remember. He describes his struggles as an employee and his professional failings. Isolated and excluded, André describes the “silent suffering” he felt. After many years of chaos, André was finally diagnosed with ADHD as an adult in mid-life and shares his feelings on a lifetime of struggles.

No person should have to endure lifelong struggles to feel validated and accepted. Please watch André’s story here.

Watch André's Story
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Coaching: Adult ADHD Coaching Program

Do you feel overwhelmed by everything on your to-do list? Are you ready to lessen your ADHD struggles and learn new skills to create positive change in your life?

Registration is open for CADDAC's Adult ADHD Group Coaching program!

Space is limited so sign up today!

Register now!
  • Step-by-step practical coaching support
  • New tools each week
  • Private peer-to-peer Facebook group
  • Insight into your ADHD
  • Practice using your personal strengths

**Please note that sessions of the Fall Adult ADHD Coaching Course are offered at a variety of times and days of the week! Be sure check dates and times on our registration page!

Program Start Dates and Times:

Section 1 East: Tues, Oct 18 - 7am PST | 8am MST | 10am EST | 11am AST

Section 1 West: Tues, Oct 18 - 5pm PST | 6pm MST | 8pm EST | 9pm AST

Section 2 East: Wed, Oct 19 - 4pm PST | 5pm MST | 7pm EST | 8pm AST

Section 2 West: Thurs, Oct 20 - 11am PST | 12pm MST | 2pm EST | 3pm AST 


What's New: Articles and News on ADHD

Heading into Awareness Month, we've gathered some research-based articles to provide background on ADHD and selected co-occurring conditions. 

Adult ADHD and Anxiety

Up to 40% of children and 50% of adults with ADHD also have an anxiety disorder.

If the conditions are left unmanaged, educational outcomes, income, and close relationships can suffer under the existence of ADHD and anxiety.

Early intervention is key!

Read More

Coming Into Focus

From Harper's Bazaar, one journalist details the impacts of ADHD across generations of her family.

From the article: "I chalked up my personal and professional disasters to a deep personality flaw that left me feeling like a frightened clown trying to blend in at a cocktail party."

While this might not speak to everyone's ADHD journey, some readers really connect to the experiences the author shares.

Read More

ADHD and OCD - Two Separate Conditions with a Confusing Overlap

Studies suggest up to 60% of children with OCD also have ADHD, however it can be difficult to diagnose symptoms. 

Here's a practical guide to symptoms and next steps. 

Read More

Please note that the information in these articles and through the Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada (CADDAC) is for information purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for medical advice. ADHD and other conditions should always be assessed, diagnosed and treated by a qualified medical physician.

Season 2 of The Impulsive Thinker podcast will be starting October 3rd with special guest Peter Shankman!

Listen and subscribe!

Community Opportunities

GTA: Fall Vocational Program

Registration for the Community Access Learning Centre Adult day program is open now!

Looking to brush up your skills to take to a new job? Register now!

Email to Register

CALGARY EVENT: Oct 23, 2022

Find Your Path

In conjunction with October Learning Disabilities & ADHD Awareness Month, the Learning Disabilities & ADHD Network is hosting a special free event for parents and adults in the LD & ADHD community!

Come for a free afternoon of entertainment, expert information, special speakers and more. Get your questions about LD and ADHD answered!

Get Tickets!

ADHD Research Opportunities

York University: Screen Use in Children with ADHD

Parents of children with ADHD, York University researchers are investigating screen use in children and youth with attention problems in hopes to better support parents. Participate in their research study today!


Ways to Give: Have Fun and Support a Great Cause by Doing a Fundraiser!

Everyone has the power to make a difference in someone else's life.

Do you want to make an impact? You can make change! We need your help! You can create a fundraiser to help support people with ADHD!


It is easy! You can be the difference in many people’s lives across Canada. Fundraising allows you to create a wonderful experience that you and your friends will remember long after your event is over.


Bring people together and have a good time while raising funds for a good cause - why not bring together your family, friends, coworkers, and local community through an exciting and engaging event that will help support a cause that is important to you? You’ll create wonderful memories while taking action on behalf of Canadians with ADHD.


It's so easy to plan and manage a fundraiser with our outlines and resources to help you!


In Canada, resources and support for people living with ADHD are minimal. It is with the help of individuals like you, making an impact every day, that programming is available to the ADHD community across Canada. Your efforts are so important!


Your efforts go directly to vital ADHD programs for individuals and their families affected by ADHD. There’s a variety of needed programs that adults, youth, parents, caregivers and community partners find to be valuable - your fundraising efforts keep costs low for those who need them most.


Need a fundraising idea? Easily download our PDF to get started!

View our Fundraising Resources!
Download our 'Ideas' PDF

To learn more about fundraising for Canadians with ADHD, contact

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