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Virtual Support Groups for ADHD


CADDAC's virtual support groups are a safe space for you to share your experiences with others who understand what it means to have ADHD or parent a child with ADHD. Sign up for the last meetings of 2022!


Adult Support Group - Eastern

3:30pm PST | 4:30pm MST | 6:30 pm EST | 7:30pm AST

2022 Dates: Dec 5, 2022


Parent Support Group - Central

4pm PST | 5pm MST | 7pm EST | 8pm AST

2022 Dates: Dec 5, 2022


Click here to learn more and to register

Trish Coupal at 10:48 AM
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Physical Activity Research Opportunity

If so, University of Calgary Researchers would love to hear about your experiences! They are seeking youth (15 – 24 years) with neurodevelopmental disabilities (i.e., ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, learning and intellectual disabilities) to help learn more about the impact of physical activity on the mental health of youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Participants will be invited for a 1-hour interview (online or in-person) to discuss their physical activity experiences. Participants will be given a $20 gift card as a token of appreciation for their participation.


 For more information or to sign up, please contact Henna.

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KW Habilitation Winter Activities


It's time to sign up for the following winter activities at KW Habilitation:

ArtShine, Glee with Katie, Drumming with Sam, Creative Music with Len, and Music with Katie.

Activities run from January 3rd to March 17th and vary in price. 


Click here for more information on each of the activities.


Click here to register, starting November 30th.



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Tips for RDSP Plan Holders

On Wednesday, November 30 join Partners for Planning (P4P) for Tips for RDSP Plan Holders, a virtual webinar.


Creating an RDSP is a critical start but once an RDSP is open there is much more that Plan Holders can learn to ensure they are optimizing the plan.

Once you've opened your RDSP there is still so much to consider. This brand new webcast provides tips and strategies for Plan holders so they can manage an RDSP effectively and maximize its value over time.  The webcast will give guidance on what you need to do before and AFTER opening your RDSP, and on strategies for your investments.

What's in it for you?
• Initiating withdrawals
• Ensuring entitlements
• Determining growth
• Ongoing Plan Holder responsibilities


Register here!

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ExtravaARTganza at The Family Centre

There will be lots of free, family-friendly fun going on at The Family Centre on November 26 from 10 am - 4 pm, including:


  • Free pancake breakfast 10-12

  • Performances by youth in the Resilience Project and some Resilience Partner Organizations

  • Button Making with KWAG

  • Arts Activities with Pamela Rojas

  • Shopping at the Maker’s Market

  • Raffle of baskets, full of donated items from vendors

  • Hitched Coffee truck on site selling yummy treats

  • Family/Friend/Kid photos for $20 (3 edited images emailed afterwards)


Facebook event is here: https://fb.me/e/2neUr0Utg


The Family Centre 

65 Hason Ave, Kitchener


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