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ADHD is More Than Inattention; ADHD is a serious mental health disorder that impairs daily functioning.

Join the ADHD Community in Building ADHD Awareness Across Canada!

ADHD Awareness Month Media Release Sept 29, 2020.

If you or someone you love has ADHD, you know that most people have little understanding of the true impact of ADHD.

Help increase awareness by sharing links to brief, eye opening messages.


CADDAC has developed posters and messages (see bottom) for you to share through a variety of platforms.

  • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn) – be sure to tag us @centreforADHD
  • Email your friends and/or family
  • Email teachers, principles and/or educators
  • Email your elected officials or other decision makers (see details below)

To further ADHD advocacy work we need to raise awareness with elected officials and decision makers. Want to help, but not sure how? It’s as simple as an email, here’s how…

Send an Advocacy Email

Want more information on how to become involved in ADHD advocacy? Contact us at

send an image or text to a friend or family member


  • ADHD affects 5% of children and 4% of adults in Canada, that is approximately 1.5 million Canadians
  • ADHD can shorten one’s life expectancy by up to 22 years if persistent into adulthood and reduces the number of healthy years by 8.4 years (Barkley and Fischer, 2018).
  • 33% of inmates in Canada have ADHD (Young et al., 2015)
  • Adults with ADHD are twice as likely to get divorced and are less satisfied with their personal, social and professional lives (Katzman, et al., 2017)
  • ADHD does not affect one’s intelligence.
  • Post-secondary students with ADHD who receive proper treatment and take advantage of on-campus and community disability services can have a successful college career
  • ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that has been clinically observed for more than 200 years
  • ADHD is a chronic disorder that is highly hereditary
  • Bad parenting does not cause ADHD
  • ADHD is one of the most treatable mental health disorders in Canada.

We also want to hear from you!

CADDAC is asking people of all ages, including kids, to join the discussion and share their experiences, by text, audio or video. Tell us ONE thing you wish people knew about ADHD (yes pick just one) and submit it to us or share it on social media and tag us with @centreforadhd and #ADHDSpeaks

  • Find a well-lit, quiet place
  • Use headphones with a microphone if possible
  • Make sure your face is framed well
  • Keep it short, less is more
  • Trying writing down what you want to say before filming
  • Get a friend to film you or take a selfie video

Answer ONE of the following questions:

  • What is one thing you want people to know about ADHD?
  • What stigma have you faced as someone with ADHD?
  • What is the most important myth to debunk about ADHD?

It’s easy to submit through our ADHDSpeaks Submission Form

Make a Submission