History of CH.A.D.D.

CH.A.D.D. is an organization that began in the United States. It started in 1987 by parents of children with ADD and by professionals who had an interest in working with these children. News of CH.A.D.D. spread quickly and soon chapters began to form nationwide. Each Chapter holds monthly meetings, during which speakers present information on a variety of topics ranging from family interactions, education, medical and behavioural management.

History of CH.A.D.D. Canada

CH.A.D.D. Canada had its beginnings in 1991 in Ottawa, Ontario at the Royal Ottawa Hospital. Dr. Joel Kanigsberg PhD. Psychologist , and Mr. Richard Harman M.S.W.C.S.W., ran ADHD parent support groups over eight week sessions. They found at the end of this period, the parents felt they needed more support. Coincidentally, CH.A.D.D. was holding its second annual CH.A.D.D. conference in September 1990, in Washington D.C. Dr. Kanisgberg and Mrs. Cristina Thomson, a parent, attended the conference and came back to Ottawa eager to start a similar organization in Canada.

On Monday, February 25, 1991 a meeting was held to discuss the interest for CH.A.D.D. in Canada. At this meeting, volunteers were asked to form a steering committee. After a lot of hard work and delays with legal bureaucracies, we finally became CH.A.D.D. Canada Inc. in the fall of 1992. In the spring of 1993 we officially received our charitable status.