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If you have lived-experience with ADHD and Substance Use/Substance Use Disorder (substance misuse), we want to hear from you!

CADDAC will be launching Peer-led ADHD and Substance Use Support Groups in fall 2023 with funding support from Health Canada. Through these virtual group sessions, participants who have lived-experience with both ADHD and Substance Use Disorder (substance misuse) will receive emotional support and mentorship, education about ADHD, and strategies on how to manage some of the core symptoms that have led to substance use.

Your input matters! CADDAC is inviting individuals who have lived-experience with ADHD and Substance Use/Substance Use Disorder (substance misuse) share input that will help inform the framework of the sessions.

Complete survey

Our 15th Annual ADHD Conference is coming this fall!

October 28th & 29th, 2023

Calgary, Alberta

CADDAC's ADHD Conference provides information for adults with ADHD, parents and/or caregivers of children with ADHD and their families, as well as educators and allied health professionals.

For full details and to purchase tickets, click the button below.

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Interested in sponsoring our 15th Annual ADHD Conference?

Contact Christine Lynch at

ADHD Stories

Curtailing Your Child's Summer Brain Drain by Samantha

Children can lose up to 40% of the learning gains they have made over the school year if stimulating learning opportunities halt over the summer months. There’s extensive neuroscience research evidence that taking an extended break from learning during the summer can impact students’ retention and engagement for the next school year, according to research published in the American Educational Research Journal. 

In our latest blog, Samantha lists a few ways your child's executive functioning skills can stay sharp this summer. Read more below.

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Get Involved!

Workshop: ADHD in the Workplace

Is your company looking to learn more about Neurodiversity in the workplace? CADDAC's new ADHD workshop is designed for Managers and HR Professionals working with people with ADHD.

By the end of the workshop, participants will have a deeper understanding of ADHD and how it can impact work performance, as well as practical tools and strategies to ensure employees with ADHD are able to thrive in the workplace.

If your company is interested, please contact us for more information!

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Peer Facilitators Needed: ADHD and Substance Use Disorder Peer-Led Support Groups

CADDAC is seeking Peer Support Facilitators for our upcoming ADHD and Substance Use Support Groups. As people with lived experience with both ADHD and Substance Use Disorder, the Peer Support Facilitators will support group participants while also gaining meaningful employment experience and opportunities for personal development. Training provided.

CADDAC is committed to ensuring peer facilitators are people with lived experience from diverse backgrounds and gender identities and invites applicants who are racialized, marginalized and identify as LGBTQIA+ to apply. 

Learn more and apply


Toronto Waterfront Marathon

In-person marathon on October 15th, 2023

Virtual marathon October 1 - 31, 2023

October is ADHD Awareness Month!

Help spread awareness and raise funds for the Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada during the Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

Register and raise funds!

Ways to Give

Become a CADDAC Sponsor!

The Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada is a national charity that is dedicated to the leadership in awareness, education, and advocacy for ADHD across Canada.When you give to CADDAC, you're helping to improve the lives of Canadians affected by ADHD, creating awareness, understanding and reducing the stigma of ADHD.

Benefits of Sponsorship

  • Increased Visibility And Revenue
  • Highlighting corporate social responsibility
  • Brand Visibility 
  • Targeted Marketing
  • Client Perception and Community Goodwill
  • Networking without being there!

Upcoming opportunities

  • 15th Annual ADHD Conference - October 28 -29, 2023
  • Website or Newsletter
  • Annual Report 2023

For more information or to get started with a sponsorship, contact Christine Lynch at

What's New - Articles on ADHD

Substance Use Disorders: Signs, Symptoms, and Links to ADHD

Patterns of problematic, excessive drug and/or alcohol use may point to a substance use disorder, a complex but treatable condition that affects millions of Americans.

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Curiosity and ADHD: why you love learning new information

If you have ADHD, you may sometimes feel like you’re the most intellectually engaged person in your social circle. Well, I have good news: You’re probably right. You’ve been exhibiting one of the most positive attributes of ADHD: curiosity.

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6 Essential Summer Camp Criteria for Kids with ADHD

Before registering your child for summer day or overnight camp, ask these six questions to understand how kids with ADHD can decompress, how the schedule is structured, and more to ensure your child has a positive summer experience.

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ADHD Community Events

Canadian Mental Health Association - Prince Edward Island

CMHA PEI is hosting free online educational sessions through the month of July!

Learn more, register and view their Summer 2023 course calendar at the button below.

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