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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, 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

ADHD in Children: Daniel's Journey

Helpless, Daniel's mom noted signs of ADHD in her young son. Managing his impulsive behaviour and intense feelings strained their small family to the limits of love. Friends offered baseless advice; the family met stark and painful teacher biases every school year.

The heartrending decision to pursue diagnosis wasn't a perfect solution - there was still that sinking feeling of defeat each time they arrived at the school to hear a long list of everything that Daniel had done wrong.

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Interested in sharing your ADHD story?

Become a guest blogger for CADDAC!

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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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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 GEM: Give Every Month and help change someone’s life!

GEM is a monthly giving program that provides hope to those who do not know where to turn. When you join GEM, you will be helping support over 1.8 million people who are affected by ADHD. Give hope and support to your fellow Canadians across the nation all year long by becoming a monthly donor.

With your continuous support, we can rally for change so that each generation can be healthier than the last.

  • $25 monthly provides one webinar with crucial information on ADHD
  • $86 monthly provides an interactive Parenting Program for a parent for a year
  • $135 monthly provides a youth coaching program for a year
  • $300 monthly provides one support group for a year

Help make change and join our monthly supporters to make an impact all year long.

Together, we can be unstoppable.

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What's New - Articles on ADHD

How to Motivate for Cleaning House When You Really Don’t Want To

Like most people who have ADHD, I often struggle to make myself do boring tasks. And in my mind, nothing is more boring than cleaning house. My brain craves stimulation and novelty, and the repetitive dull nature of cleaning is kryptonite to me.

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Calming activities for ADHD: How to relax an overactive mind

Racing thoughts and rumination, the total absence of calm is what rules many an ADHD mind.Keeping your cool can be challenging. Sometimes it feels impossible to relax for even a second. But there are a lot of activities that can help calm down the ever-occupied ADHD mind.

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Why Are So Many Midlife Women Being Diagnosed With ADHD?

When we think of ADHD, we often imagine a little boy running wildly around a classroom. Until recently, the face of this disorder was certainly not a 40-something woman. But as ADHD diagnoses in adult women surge, a fuller picture of this disorder is emerging.

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ADHD Community Events

We Need to Talk about ADHD and Dyslexia: Myths, Science, and Interventions that Work

Thursday, September 7th, 2023 from 7-8pm EDT

Free virtual event on Zoom

We Need to Talk about Dyslexia: Myths, Science, and Interventions that Work is an exciting talk by neuroscience experts from the Possibilities Clinic! Possibilities is a centre of excellence providing evidence-based reading interventions for children and teens through virtual tutoring sessions across North America. If you know about Learning Disabilities, you probably know about dyslexia. But how much do you really know about the science of this most common learning difference among students who struggle at school? In this presentation, Dr. Brenda Miles, a Clinical Paediatric Neuropsychologist, and Dr. Doron Almagor, a Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist, will discuss the brain, the science of Reading Disorders, and the dangerous myths about Dyslexia that physicians, educators, policymakers, and parents need to reject immediately to start supporting students who are losing time and neuroplasticity in programs that aren’t working.

For more information and to register visit the button below.

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Sleep Success in ADHD: A FREE Public Event!

Join CADDRA for an engaging event focused on sleep success in individuals with ADHD. Whether you're a parent, a caregiver, or someone with ADHD, this event is designed to provide valuable insights and practical strategies to help manage sleep-related challenges commonly experienced by those with ADHD.

Date: Friday, September 29 2023

Time: 19:30 (EDT)

Location: Le Centre Sheraton Montréal, Salon ABC,1201 Boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest, Montréal, QC

Please note: Presentations will be in English but questions and answers can be either English or French.

Veuillez noter: Les présentations seront en anglais, mais la période de questions se déroulera et anglais et en français.

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