Bi-Weekly News & Updates
Every other Thursday | Thursday July 7,2022
Interactive ADHD Child
Parenting Course
(Weekly Sessions)

Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm ET
Date: Oct 6 - Nov 24, 2022
Where: Virtual

Designed for parents just starting the ADHD journey with their child, CADDAC's five-part interactive course educates caregivers about their child’s impairments and needs.

Topics include:

  • ADHD definitions and perceptions
  • How ADHD impacts learning, behaviour, and emotional regulation
  • Treatment options
  • How to implement home and school strategies...and more
Executive Functioning Support Program
Western Canada
(Weekly Sessions)

Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm MT
Date: Sept 28 - Nov 23, 2022
Where: Virtual

For parents and caregivers. This support program provides members with important information about executive functioning and how it impacts children and teens with ADHD.

Group members learn about tools and strategies to help them support their children's executive functioning that are challenging for them, and practice applying them in their homes.
ADHD Adult Support Groups - Summer Sessions

Join a support group to help you navigate life’s twists and turns!

Eastern Canada
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm AT
Date: July 11 AND Aug 4, 2022
Where: Virtual

Central Canada
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm ET
Date: July 14 AND Aug 8, 2022
Where: Virtual

Western Canada
Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm MT
Date: July 20 AND Aug 17, 2022
Where: Virtual

Please use the link below to register based on your region.

Share Your Story: CADDAC's Advocacy and Awareness Initiatives

National/Virtual: Honorarium available!

Over the next few months, CADDAC will be running a number of Advocacy and Awareness initiatives and we are looking for youth and adults willing to share their stories.

Are you:

  • A young person or adult ADHD plus at least one comorbidity (depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorder, substance use disorder, addiction)
  • A person with ADHD who is or has struggled in the workplace
  • A parent/caregiver of a child with ADHD who is or has struggled in school
The interviews will take place either live at our conference or video recorded and used on our social media platforms and in presentations.

If you are interested in having your voice heard, please email
Peer Support Facilitators Needed for Fall 2022!

National/Virtual: CADDAC is excited to offer new Peer Support Groups for Fall 2022!

In preparation for these groups we are searching for Youth and Adult Volunteer Facilitators. 

Youth Facilitators

We are looking for Canadian youths between ages 18 and 25 with the skill set needed to facilitate virtual peer support groups. If this is you, please fill out the volunteer form.

Parent Facilitators 

We are in need of parents of children with ADHD to do the same. If you live in either Eastern Canada or Western Canada and are interested, please fill out the volunteer form.
CADDAC Seeking Two Representatives for the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

Ontario/York: CADDAC is seeking two individuals that are passionate about advocating for the rights of students with special learning needs.


1. The individual must live in York Region
2. The individual cannot work with York Catholic District School Board in any capacity.

Want to learn more? Contact us today at for more information!
ADHD and Late Diagnosis

"...In becoming acquainted with how ADD shows up, I was stunned by the many ways my daily functioning differs from a neurotypical approach to everyday living."
ADHD Articles
An Easy Way to Make Your Summer Fabulous 

In our last issue, we touched on what so many parents of children with ADHD experience – how to survive summertime while on break from the structure of school.
Canadian author and ADHD Coach Jacqueline Sinfield of Untapped Brilliance outlines how to build some f-u-n into your schedule in order to embrace and celebrate summer.
Find some practical and ADHD-friendly practical tips to help you appreciate Canada’s most fleeting season. 

Driving with ADHD: Pumping the Brakes on Vehicle Safety Risks 

July 5, 2022 marks National Injury Prevention Day in Canada and as summertime sees more Canadians on the road than any other time of the year, we’ve sourced some information confirming that ADHD can be a significant risk factor for car accidents and traffic infractions. Understanding how impulsivity and inattention can create dangerous driving situations is key to helping you and your loved ones stay out of harm this summer season. 
ADHD Update: Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment Issues
"ADHD" by Jesper Sehested (CC BY 2.0)
Difficult to measure and quantify, a significant portion of Canadians with ADHD also experience a co-occurring (known as comorbid) medical or mental health condition that worsens or complicates treatment of their ADHD.
The 'overlap' of conditions may include one or even a few of the following: depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorder, substance use disorder, addiction. Read on to learn more.
Community Events
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Don’t Underestimate Your Senses: Occupational Therapy Workshops

Sensory sensitivities are very commonly found among the ADHD population. However, they are not recognized as some of the key culprits to daily challenges. In this series of workshops for adults and parents of children with ADHD, we will introduce you to some of the most common sensory challenges, how they can show up in daily behaviours, and practical tools to address them.  

Date: July 13th
Time: 7:30pm ET
Fee: $30.00

Click to Register & Learn More 
STUDY: Parenting a Child with ADHD During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Help us understand the impact of the pandemic on the parenting experiences of children with ADHD in Canada.


  • You have a child in K-12 with ADHD
  • You live in Canada
  • You want to receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card

Contact us today, at

This is a study by Carleton University and Saint Paul University.

Ways to Give - Help Change Someone's Life
Become a GEM: Give Every Month to change someone’s life!

What is GEM?

Simply put, CADDAC's Give Every Month program is a simple and convenient way for you to donate directly to the Centre of ADHD Awareness Canada programs. Through CADDAC's GEM program, donors fund resources and programs providing hope and help to more than 1.8 million Canadians impacted by ADHD.

Where do my GEM donations go?

GEMs are an important part of CADDAC's fundraising efforts - your donations through the GEM program allows CADDAC to provide support, resources and tools for those individuals and caregivers who face challenges at every stage of their ADHD journey and who are struggling to cope. Give hope and support to your fellow Canadians across the nation all year long by becoming a monthly donor.

  • $25 monthly provides one webinar with crucial first information on ADHD
  • $86 monthly provides an interactive Parenting Program for a parent for one year
  • $135 monthly provides a youth coaching program for a year
  • $300 monthly supports one of CADDAC's peer support groups for the year

British Columbia
As a recently-diagnosed adult with ADHD and a woman in a professional field, Vicki was adrift - uncomfortable with her diagnosis, unable to connect with her peers and network, and uncertain as to how to manage her personal and professional life, add necessary supports while processing a new and critical piece of her identity. CADDAC was there to help:

"CADDAC has offered a perfect blend of information, support, and advocacy to support me as a professional, as a parent and as an adult living with ADHD. They are one of the most credible advocacy organizations I've encountered, and although funds are tight, I continue to renew my monthly contributions each year knowing that CADDAC is helping me and others in a variety of ways."

Benefits of GEM giving:

  • Join other compassionate Canadians in CADDAC's giving community
  • Feel good knowing you’re making an ongoing impact
  • Monthly donations allow you to make a significant contribution over the year
  • GEM is online and convenient – set it up once with no cheque-writing needed!
  • GEM members receive advance notice for CADDAC's webinars and events
  • A single annual tax receipt simplifies recordkeeping
  • Exclusive e-newsletters updating you about your impact.
  • With your continuous support, we can rally for change so that each generation can be healthier than the last.

Your generous GEM contributions provide CADDAC with a reliable stream of
funds that support local, provincial and national awareness, advocacy and education offerings - making change every day for those affected by ADHD.

Join GEM today and you help educate and advocate for the 1 in 20 Canadians with ADHD - as well as their friends, family and caregivers, providing hope and support all year round.

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