Community news

1. ADHD.  What programs and services do you need?”  In Canada, resources and support for people living with ADHD are minimal.  The Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada (CADDAC), the only national, non-profit organization focusing solely on ADHD, is looking to understand the needs of the community, to explore potential programming it could offer, and to understand which services would be most helpful.  To assist with this initiative, click here to complete a short survey.

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2.  The Friendship Support Group (FSG), a peer support group of adults living with mental illness sponsored by the Mental Illness Caregivers Association (MICA), announced its Activity Calendar for December.  The Group meets on Wednesdays for an evening of friendship and engagement at the Carlington Community Health Centre, 900 Merivale Road.  For more information, contact Crystal and Sara at 613-860-7800 or Email fsg@micaontario.com.

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3.  December 10

The Mental Illness Caregivers Association (MICA) announced an Art Market to be held on Tuesday, December 10, from 6:30 to 9 pm, at the Vimy Brewery Company, 145 Loretta Avenue.

The event will bring together artists who share a passion for the arts with those artists in the community who also live with mental illnesses.  See the flyer for details.

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4.  December at The Royal

December 3: Emotion Regulation, 6 to 7:30 pm, Room 1424 at The Royal as well as at the Carefor Building in Pembroke.  Click here for details and here to register.

December 4: Webinar on ODSP, Henson Trusts, and Ausome Ottawa, at 7 pm.  Click here to register.

December 10: Art Market, 6:30 to 9 pm at the Vimy Brewery Company, 145 Loretta Avenue.  Click here for details.  Also, check out the Creative Café.

December 11: Forensic Family Support Group, 6 to 8 pm at The Royal.  To Register, contact: Sarah.Telford@theroyal.ca, 613-722-6521, Ext. 6148; or Richard.Robins@theroyal.ca 613.722.6521 EXT. 6569

December 12: Geriatric Caregiver and Family Support Group, 1 to 2:30 pm, Geriatric Waiting Room, 2nd floor, at The Royal.  Elaine Giles from the Champlain LHIN will be presenting: “Navigating Long-term Care and Home Care Services.”  Registration is not required.

December 17: Self-care and Coping with the Holidays, 6 to 7:30 pm, Room 1425 at The Royal as well as at the Carefor Building in Pembroke.  Click here for details and here to register.

NOTE 1: Family Caregivers are also being invited to participate in research.  Cynthia Clark from the Family Advisory Council is encouraging family caregivers to have their say.  Click this link if interested in taking part.

NOTE 2: The Caregiver Helpline is available 24/7.

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5.  January 8, 15, 22, & 29

The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (SSO) has announced a Strengthening Families Together Program to be held on four consecutive Wednesday evenings in January (8, 15, 22, & 29) from 6 to 8 pm at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, 1145 Carling Avenue, in Room 1420.

The fee is $50.

For more information, see the flyer, visit the registration link, or contact Sheila Deighton, Family Service Coordinator, at 613-722-6521, Ext. 7775.

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NOTE: The Oasis in Kanata does not endorse the above sessions, programs, research projects, or their content, nor does it derive any benefit from the organizations or individuals involved, but merely wishes to bring the above to your attention.

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