Resources for Specific Mental Health Topics


Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance CADDRA Is a Canadian non-profit, multi-disciplinary alliance of healthcare professional working in the field of ADHD. We produce the Canadian ADHD Practice Guidelines – now in its 3rd edition – and assessment toolkits. CADDRA provides education, training and support on ADHD for healthcare clinicians through our annual national conference, training courses and eLearning portal. The information provided on this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or care. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) - This is a national non-profit organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with AD/HD. Educators, professionals and parents will find information about current on research advances, medications and treatments affecting individuals with AD/HD.

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Canada (CHADD Canada) – This is a Canadian organization seeking to support, to educate and to better the lives of those living with ADHD. This web site has a list of Canadian communities where CHADD  chapters  hold regular support meetings. They also sponsor various workshops, presentations and conferences, distributing the latest breakthroughs and techniques in dealing with or managing ADHD



Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada – This site is run by a Canadian non-profit organization whose aim is to promote the prevention, treatment and management of anxiety disorders including obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder and childhood anxiety, and to improve the lives of people who suffer from these disorders.


AnxietyBC - A Canadian leader in developing online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety and anxiety disorders. AnxietyBC is a non profit organization established in early spring of 1999 by a group of concerned individuals, family members, and health professionals. They work to increase awareness about anxiety disorders, promote education, and increase access to evidence-based resources and treatments.




Autism Calgary Association – This web site has a detailed list of services provided by the agencies and professionals participating in the Autism Community Network on the links tab.

Autism Canada Foundation – Engages, educates, empowers and unites people to find a cure for Autism. This site provides biomedical and behavioural treatment information about autism for both caregivers and professionals.

Autism Centre of Excellence - The mission of The University of Western  Ontario Autism Centre of Excellence (ACE) is to lead in the generation, advancement and dissemination of knowledge in autism.

Autism Society of Edmonton  (ASEA) – This is a parent-based, charitable society, begun by parents in 1971, to create a school for their children with autism. The school is now under the jurisdiction of the Edmonton Public School Board. Today, ASEA helps families and communities embrace and support people on the autism spectrum throughout their lives.



Bipolar Disorder

The Balanced Mind Foundation – This is a U.S. national, parent-led, web-based, not-for-profit membership organization incorporated in 1999. The Balanced Mind Foundation guides families raising children with mood disorders to the answers, support and stability they seek. Web site has educational resources, support groups, blogs, chat rooms, newsletters and information about mood disorder research.




Bully Free Alberta – This site has many resources for parents, teens and community members about bullying including cyber bullying and homophobic bullying.




International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred) – This  is an organization dedicated to helping research the causes of depression, to support those dealing with depression, and to combat the stigma associated with depression and dedicated to Bringing Depression Hope.



Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorder Information Centre - The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) is a Canadian, non-profit organization, established in 1985 to provide information and resources on eating disorders and weight preoccupation. Our goal is to promote healthy lifestyles that allow people to be fully engaged in their lives. The resource library tab has a wealth of information as well as links to other websites.




Edmonton and Area Fetal Alcohol Network (EFAN) -  This network focuses on public awareness,  education and training, prevention programs for women in childbearing years, including pregnant women, assessment, diagnosis, management and supports for children and adults. Under the resources tab, there is a 60 page booklet “FASD Strategies Not Solutions” with strategies for dealing with FASD. The program tab has a brochure with programs in the Edmonton area that deal with FASD.

FASD Support and Resources in Alberta - This site lists services, supports and resources specifically for families and other caregivers of children, youth and adults affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Edmonton, Calgary and other regions of Alberta.

Government of Alberta FASD Web Site – The government of Alberta has invested nearly $37 million since 2007 for FASD programs and services. These funds support FASD-related initiatives across Alberta, including a FASD Learning Series providing education, about the awareness and prevention, assessment and diagnosis, research and support for individuals living with FASD and their caregivers. These educational sessions were videotaped and the archived videos of these sessions can be accessed by following this link and clicking on a category at the right hand side of the page.


Canada FASD Research Network - CanFASD's mission is to create, nurture, and sustain a collaborative environment which produces relevant research leading to prevention of FASD and significant improvement in the lives of affected individuals, their families, and communities.


Short videos on FASD by NeuroDevNet: Talking about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Families supporting one another through open discussion on FASD.




Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities Association of Canada – This web site provides information about learning disabilities under the learn more tab.




Substance Abuse

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse – The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) provides national leadership and evidence-informed analysis and advice to mobilize collaborative efforts to reduce alcohol- and other drug-related harms. CCSA is committed to advancing knowledge in the field, and is a leading partner in major national and international initiatives. CCSA provides access to a range of information and analysis relating to substance abuse issues, and connects Canadians to a broad spectrum of networks and activities.


Drug Rehab Connections was founded by a group of individuals who know both sides of addiction. We know it from our personal lives as well as engaging and working with rehab and treatment centers.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – This site seeks to prevent and reduce abuse of illegal drugs, alcohol and tobacco. There are publication on issues, conditions, disorders, substances, treatment, prevention, recovery, professional and research topics.


Alcohol Rehab Guide - Alcohol Rehab Guide (ARG This is an organization that offers in-depth, reliable information on all aspects of alcohol abuse and addiction. They provide support for those who are struggling as well as their parents, friends, family members, teachers, health workers and all members of the community.


AddictionCenter - Addiction Center is not a specific treatment facility; instead they are a free web information guide that connects addicts and their families with the help they need to put their lives together. 


Tourette’s Syndrome

The Tourette Syndrome Association – This association is a national voluntary non-profit organization with the mission of identifying the cause of, finding the cure for and controlling the effects of Tourette Syndrome.  The site offers resources to help people and their families cope with the problems that occur with TS.  Membership includes individuals, families, relatives, and medical and allied professionals working in the field.