Do you think you might have ADHD? Does your child, sibling, or parent have it? Maybe some of the information here has you wondering, “Could it be…?” Maybe it’s time to find out.
The Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada (CADDAC) is a Canadian national charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of those with ADHD through ADHD awareness, education, and advocacy. CADDAC is a great starting point for anyone who has a diagnosis of ADHD or a family member who has been diagnosed with ADHD.
The Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA) is an association that supports health professionals in the assessment and treatment of individuals with ADHD through education, guidelines, advocacy, and research. CADDRA sets Clinical Practice Guidelines for the treatment of ADHD in Canada and is recognized around the world as a source of excellence in ADHD management.
Created for adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) and those affected by it (family, employers, health professionals, etc.). Totally ADD liberates people from the fear, shame, and stigma that accompany this often misunderstood and misdiagnosed disorder. Through education, humour, and social interaction, Totally ADD provides the tools and support people need to create a life they love.
PANDA is a Quebec-based group of organizations that help people living with ADHD and their loved ones. PANDA works with representatives from schools, health and social services sectors, government, and other associations involved with ADHD.
CHADD is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by ADHD. CHADD provides local face-to-face family support groups, and advocates for appropriate public policies and public recognition in response to needs faced by families and individuals with ADHD. CHADD also serves as a clearinghouse for evidence-based information on ADHD through its National Resource Centre on ADHD (NRC) program.
A family-friendly YouTube channel for anyone looking to learn more about ADHD. How to ADHD is a toolbox of strategies for living with ADHD, and contains a collection of videos with tips, tricks, and insights into the ADHD brain.
ADDitude is a resource for families and adults living with ADHD and related conditions, and for the professionals who work with them. ADDitude provides people with the knowledge, tools, and techniques to live happily and healthily with ADHD and related conditions such as learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, and oppositional defiant disorder.
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), founded in 1918, is one of the oldest voluntary organizations in Canada. Each year, we provide direct service to more than 100,000 Canadians through the combined efforts of more than 10,000 volunteers and staff across Canada in over 120 communities. This website provides information about other mental health disorders that can accompany ADHD such as anxiety and depression.
The Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network, the Canadian Sleep Society, Fondation Sommeil, and Wake-up Narcolepsy Canada have joined forces to launch Dormez là‑dessus! – Sleep on it!, a bilingual Canadian resource to promote the importance of sleep to maintain good health, to demystify sleep difficulties and to offer solutions to patients.
CADDRA has put together an extensive list of information and resources to assist patients and caregivers to help alleviate some of the anxiety and fears they may experience during COVID-19.