A white paper has been developed by CADDRA, in conjunction with CADDAC and CanREACH.
Action Plan: Creating Equitable Access to ADHD Care in Canada
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood psychiatric disorders in Canada and can lead to various negative impacts across the lifespan into adulthood.
The costs of untreated ADHD to the Canadian taxpayer are enormous when compared to the cost of providing proper treatment. The paper will be used in advocacy outreach with the Government of Canada. It outlines the need for investment in ADHD resources, specifically to educate medical and healthcare professionals, provide resources and education to families and individuals, along with supporting teachers. We are calling for the Government of Canada to create an advisory group as part of the National Mental Health Standards.