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October is ADHD Awareness Month

We're halfway through ADHD awareness month and CADDAC is focused on the co-occurring mental health conditions that often show up with ADHD. Many people with ADHD have at least one additional mental health condition. In order to support ourselves, our loved ones, and our Canadian ADHD community, there are steps we can take to spread awareness, care for ourselves, and advocate for our rights.

Visit CADDAC's awareness page to learn the facts about ADHD and co-occurring conditions!

Learn more!


Support Groups for Adults and Parents

Support group sessions allow you to share your story with others who understand what it means to be impacted by 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: Nov 3, Nov 25

Adult Support Group - Eastern

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

Dates: Oct 24, Nov 14, Dec 5

Learn More & Register

CADDAC's 14th Annual ADHD Conference - October 22 & 23

There's just a little over 1 week remaining to buy your tickets for CADDAC's 

2022 ADHD Conference! 

This year's session speakers are excited to bring you the latest insights on ADHD and the co-occurring conditions that often show up too, and they're ready to share ADHD-friendly strategies on relationships, money management and more!

Buy your tickets today!

Buy tickets!

ADHD Stories

André Brisson describes struggling as an employee and failing professionally throughout his life. Watch André's story now.

Graduate student Amber Borden is passionate about education and mental health literacy. Watch Amber's story now, or listen to the podcast!

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What's New: Articles and News on ADHD

We've gathered some research-based articles to provide background on ADHD and selected co-occurring conditions. Read more here and share!

ADHD and substance abuse (Peach’s story)

One person's experiences with ADHD and substance use in A podcast and transcript format from 

"I guess it's kind of a chicken-and-egg question: Like, would you drink to help with ADHD symptoms, or did ADHD symptoms in your mind increase cravings for a drink?"

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I overachieved to mask my ADHD. It’s common for women.

How many people do you know who are both overachievers and also suffer from an anxiety disorder? The ADHD brain coupled with the demands of modern society can wire our responses this way.

This article from the Washington Post relates one author's journey to mental health through ADHD diagnosis.

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When Depression Co-occurs with ADHD

It's easier for the public to associate anxiety with ADHD - however, up to 70% of people with ADHD may experience depression in their lifetime.

While depression and ADHD sometimes just happen to coexist, often depression is a result of ADHD, caused by ongoing feelings of being overwhelmed by life due to ADHD symptoms. 

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Special Education Advisory Committees: Calls for Membership

Interested in representing CADDAC on a SEAC Committee? The following school boards have reached out to CADDAC seeking membership. Contact CADDAC for next steps!

Applicants must be a Canadian citizen and:

  • At least 18 yrs old
  • A resident of the board jurisdiction
  • An elector or taxpayer of the board
  • Cannot be an employee of the school board or authority
  • Upper Canada District School Board
  • Simcoe County District School Board
  • Thames Valley District School Board
  • Waterloo Catholic District School Board
Contact CADDAC

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

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

Empower your employees to make an impact in ways that they find meaningful. Workplace giving is a great way to build a strong and positive team culture! 


Fundraising at work increases employee engagement, enhances transferable skills, and strengthens teams while supporting the causes your employees care about most. Considering that roughly 1 in 20 Canadians are presently diagnosed with ADHD, your fundraising efforts with CADDAC help your employees connect with a very relevant cause. Ways to engage at work while supporting a cause would be hosting a fundraising event, using your reward dollars and giving through payroll deductions. 


In Canada, resources and support for people living with ADHD are minimal. It is with the help of workplaces we can make an impact every day. Your efforts are so important! 


Your fundraising gifts support vital programs for individuals with ADHD and their families. Fundraising efforts keep costs low for those who need them most. 

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The Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan is looking for a ADHD Coach/Academic Strategist to deliver individual training in areas such as organization, comprehension, study skills, and coping skills.

Contact LDAS!

VIRTUAL: Lunch & Learns, Webinars

In honour of ADHD awareness month, ADDvocacy is hosting a series of 16 free virtual education events! Register through Eventbrite!

Get Tickets!

CALGARY : Oct 23, 2022 - Find Your Path

The Learning Disabilities & ADHD Network is hosting a special free event for parents and adults in the LD & ADHD community!

Get Tickets!
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