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Inspire Community Outreach
Inspire Community Outreach is a non-profit organization in Winnipeg that provides evidence-based, culturally informed, family-centred education and programming designed to meet the needs of those living with mental health issues and neurological and cognitive differences.
Specialist Services for Children and Youth (SSCY)
SSCY is an initiative focused on the integration and, where possible, co-location, of services for Manitoba children and youth with disabilities and special needs. SSCY is does not have a program specific to ADHD, but they have a long list of supports and services available to children and their families, many of which may be appropriate and helpful to children with ADHD and other diagnoses.
Macdonald Youth Services
Macdonald Youth Services (MYS) offers a range of free supports and services to help stabilize youth and their families in times of crisis, and improve their long-term strength, resilience and wellbeing. The goal of MYS is to help keep families together, surrounded by an extended community of support.
LDAM Adult ADHD Support Group
The Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba hosts an in-person Adult ADHD support group.
Note: ADHD is not a learning disability, and the LDAM does differentiate ADHD from LDs. However, many people with ADHD also have co-morbid LDs.
MATC : Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre
Despite word adolescent in the organization name, MATC provides support for children with ADHD from the ages of 6 – 17 years.
Mood Disorders Manitoba
The Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba (MDAM) offers services for youth (age 9+), teens, and adults.
While ADHD is not a mood disorder, many people with ADHD also struggle with co-morbid anxiety and depression. Many people with ADHD also experience mental health struggles, either due to ADHD itself, or due to other co-morbid conditions.
Manitoba Community Mental Health
The various Regional Health Authorities have Community Mental Health Clinics across Manitoba. Each region has its own catchment area, its own website, and its own services that are available to that region. We will post links to the Mental Health pages of each region below.
Collaborative Proactive Solutions (CPS) in Canada
Local Online Support Community
There is an active, supportive Facebook Group called the ADHD Parent Support Group of Manitoba. If you are looking to connect with other parents of children with ADHD, online groups might be a great place to start.
Assessment and Diagnosis
Collaborative Problem Solving
Learn more about Dr. Ross Greene’s Collaborative Proactive Solutions model. The key premise of CPS is that kids do well when they can, and when they can’t, they need adults to help teach them skills they are lacking.
Blog and Articles
I maintain a blog full of extensive information on ADHD, neurodiversity, parenting, education, and mental health. I also have a list of recommended books and podcasts related to ADHD, autism, mental health, giftedness, twice exceptionality, parenting, education, and behaviour.