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2015 BC ADHD Awareness Week Activities

 Final BC ADHD Awareness Week 2014 Badge with URL


71 Libraries in 35 BC communities participated in The 4th annual BC ADHD Awareness Week 2015.

Thanks to The Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group volunteers Andrew, Christopher, Kat, Laureen and Maggie who helped me organize the week along with our Library and Bookstore partners.

Here are the activities the volunteers and supporters The Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group did.

The purpose of the week is to:

  • Raise awareness of ADHD in BC
  • Reduce stigma and misinformation on ADHD in adults and children
  • Show the economic and social costs of ignoring and stigmatizing ADHD
  • Provide factual information on ADHD
  • Encourage proper diagnosis and multimodal treatment of ADHD by trained professionals
  • Get more resources for diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in adults

The main events going on will be the 4th annual BC ADHD Awareness Week book displays listed below. Also there is a


CADDRA ADHD convention in Vancouver Oct 16-18th. Twitter hashtag is #caddraBC2015

Tell your doctor/psychiatrist/psychologist/teacher etc. about it, or check it out yourself. I’ve been to the last two, learned a lot, very useful & they only come out west every half decade, see my post on it.


Making Sense of ADHD Free Talk

In conjunction with the BC Psychological Association and BC ADHD Awareness Week, The Vancouver Psychology Centre is proud to present therapist Dr. Noah Susswein Tuesday October 27th, 7-8pm. Community Room – Adler University (1090 West Georgia Street, Vancouver).

ADHD is best understood as a mismatch between a person and certain aspects of his or her environment. And there are many effective options for changing both individuals and environments to achieve a better fit between the two.

Bio: Dr. Noah Susswein treats children, youth, and adults at the Vancouver Psychology Centre. He has been involved with mental health research, assessment, and treatment for over 15 years in a variety of settings including medical schools, community mental health centres, and inpatient psychiatric facilities. Whether working with children or adults, Dr. Susswein uses a strength-based approach that emphasizes self-awareness and courage.

More details here.

Have a look at Dr Sussewein’s site for parents on empathy where he talks about differences between having empathy and showing empathy and how to do it effectively as a parent


List of BC Cities with ADHD Awareness Book Displays by region then city. Here’s how they’re organized.

Interlink Libraries

Metro Vancouver



Bob Prittie Metrotown Library



City Center Library

Poirier Library

Fraser Valley Regional Libraries



Abbotsford Community Library

Clearbrook Library

Mount Lehman Library



Agassiz Library


Boston Bar

Boston Bar Library



Chilliwack Library

Sardis Library

Yarrow Library



Ladner Pioneer Library

George Mackie Library

Tsawwassen Library



Hope Library


Township of Langley

Aldergrove Library

Brookswood Library

Fort Langley Library

Muriel Arnason Library

Murrayville Library

Walnut Grove Library


Maple Ridge

Maple Ridge Library



Mission Library


Pitt Meadows

Pitt Meadows Library


Port Coquitlam

Terry Fox Library


White Rock

White Rock Library



Yale Library


North Vancouver

North Vancouver City Library


North Vancouver District 

Capilano Library

Lynn Valley Library

Parkgate Library



Brighouse Library

Cambie Library

Ironwood Library

Steveston  Library


New Westminister

New Westminister Library Main Branch

New Westminister Library Queensborough Branch



City Centre Library

Cloverdale Library

Fleetwood Library

Guilford Library

Newton Library

Ocean Park Library

Port Kells Library

Semiahmoo Library

Strawberry Hill Library



Britannia Library

Carnegie Library

Central Library

Collingwood Library

Dunbar Library

Fraserview Library

Kerrisdale Library

Hastings Library


West Vancouver

West Vancouver Public Library





Odin Books
School Libraries

Vancouver School Libraries

Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School Library


Libraries Outside Metro Vancouver

Interlink Libraries continued

Bowen Island  Library

Gibsons Library

Pemberton Library

Sechelt Library


Cariboo Regional District Library

100 Mile House Library


Greater Victoria Public Library

Emily Carr Library

Nellie McClung Library

Oak Bay Library


IslandLink Library Federation

Powell River Library


Kootenay Library Federation

Castlegar Library


North Central Library Federation

Burns Lake Library


North Coast Library Federation

Kitimat Library


North East Library Federation

Pouce Coupe Library


Okanagan Regional Library

Vernon Library


Thompson-Nicola Library

Kamloops Library


Vancouver Island Regional Library

Qualicum Beach Library