Learning Links: Enhanced Learning Series in Child and Youth Mental Health
LearningLinks is an online learning resource designed to enhance knowledge, skills and confidence in child and youth mental health to support the needs of health care professionals and improving access for children, youth and families to medical specialists with expertise in child and youth mental health in BC.

World Congress ADHD Family Day

23 April 2017 - 8:30am - 4:30pm
Vancouver Convention Centre East
999 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3C1 49° 17' 20.8176" N, 123° 7' 0.8076" W

CADDAC presents World Congress ADHD Family Day. See below poster for details!




For full details and to register online visit

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CADDAC's 8th Annual ADHD Conference

12 November 2016 - 8:15am - 13 November 2016 - 4:00pm
BC Children's Hospital, Chan Centre for Family Health Education
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 4H4 49° 14' 44.5812" N, 123° 7' 25.0824" W

Join us to learn about ADHD from renowned experts! The Conference is geared towards parents, adults with ADHD and their families, educators, and medical professionals. 


For conference fees please visit the event page at

Early bird pricing ends October 16th! 


Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Rosemary Tannock: 

Rosemary Tannock is a Professor Emerita at the University of Toronto and continues as a Senior Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. Professor Tannock has contributed 200 peer-reviewed publications, over 20 chapters, is co-editor of a new volume on the neuroscience of ADHD (Behavioral Neuroscience of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Its Treatment), and has authored several policy documents on ADHD for the Canadian Federal and Provincial Government.

Featured speakers: 

Dr. Penny Corkum, Ph.D (Registered Psychologist) is a Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Psychiatry & Pediatrics, Dalhousie University
Dr. Diane MacIntosh MD, FRCPC Psychiatrist is a Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia 

Dr. Elisabeth Baerg Hall MD, CCFP, FRCPC, is the Medical Lead of the Vancouver Coastal Regional Adult ADHD Clinic

Dr.Geraldine Farrelly MD, FRCPC, DCH, DObst  is a Clinical Associate Professor, Paediatrics & Psychiatry, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB 

Dr. Amori Mikami, PhD is an Associate Professor of Psychology at University of British Columbia

Dr. Jake Locke, MD is a UBC Clinical Associate Professor on Active Staff at BC Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Candice Murray R. Psych. is the Director of the Provincial ADHD Program at B.C Children’s Hospital and a clinical instructor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia

Ryan Santin, M. Ed, RCC. Ryan is a Child and Family Therapist in private practice and at Vancouver Coastal Health, Child and Youth Mental Health Services.

Heidi Bernhardt, RN is the Executive Director of the Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada (CADDAC).


To register please visit 

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ADHD Parent Information Day

26 September 2016 - 8:30am - 2:30pm
Auditorium, Queen Alexandra Building
2400 Arbutus Road
Victoria, British Columbia 48° 24' 57.3048" N, 123° 21' 47.7972" W

This learning event will provide an introduction to childhood ADHD, and has been developed especially for parents/caregivers. Participants will be provided with practical information about supporting children with ADHD, working with professionals effectively, and promoting a positive family environment.




See attached agenda


To register, contact Lisa Tate at

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Pinwheel Education Series Recording: ADHD & Navigating School Life
In this Pinwheel, we learn about strategies for navigating the school experience while living with ADHD.

Pinwheel Education Series: ADHD & Navigating School Life

19 July 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mental Health Building, Entrance 85, Third Floor, Room P3-306
4500 Oak Street BC Children's Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia 49° 14' 38.1624" N, 123° 7' 30.4356" W

ADHD is one of the most common mental disorders in children and youth. ADHD is usually only diagnosed after children start school, when challenges such as paying attention and restlessness become more apparent.

In this Pinwheel we will learn about strategies for navigating the school experience while living with ADHD.




Helen Kennett-Bacon, RN, BC Children’s Hospital ADHD Clinic

Amori Yee Mikami, PhD, Peer Relationships Lab, UBC



To register, click here! (note - registration not required to attend)

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Social Skills Through Drama

21 January 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Surrey Arts Centre
13750 88th Ave
Surrey, British Columbia 49° 9' 45.36" N, 122° 50' 28.2732" W

Want to learn about acting? The study of drama has many crossover benefits in de-veloping social skills. Taught by theatre pro-fessionals, this inclusive class will be both fun and challenging as students develop self-expression through voice, movement, im-provisation, acting games, and script work. All abilities welcome.


$120 for 8-class session

Session Start Date: Jan 21–Mar 10, 2016 (8 classes)
To register:
604.501.5100 or
Registration Code:
If your youth requires 1 to 1 support, then a caregiver must attend and caregiver participation in the class will be encouraged.
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Helping Kids with Friendship Problems

Good friendships do not always come naturally for children. In my lab at the University of British Columbia, we are learning more about what gets in the way and how parents can help. If you have a child who has friendship problems, here are some things you might try:

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ADHD Education Day at BC Children's Hospital

25 November 2015 - 9:00am - 2:30pm
Chan Auditorium Vancouver, British Columbia 49° 16' 57.8244" N, 123° 7' 14.6568" W

Join us for the ADHD Education Day for Parents by The Provincial ADHD Clinic at BC Children's Hospital!

Schedule for the day: 




How to register:

  1. Go to (from any computer or browser)
  2. Register for an learning hub account.
  3. Search for ADHD Education Day.
  4. Click on next session and register. 
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BC Children's Hospital

This is an agency of Provincial Health Services Authority, providing provincial tertiary mental health services to the citizens of British Columbia. Programs include: Adult Tertiary Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatric Services, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health, as well as the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for children and youth located at the BC Children’s Hospital.

Provincial Health Services Authority

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is one of six health authorities – the other five health authorities serve geographic regions of BC.

Ministry of Health

British Columbia Ministry of Health

RBC Children's Mental Health Project

RBC Children’s Mental Health Project is RBC's cornerstone “health and wellness” pillar; RBC Children’s Mental Heath Project is a multi-year philanthropic commitment to support community-based and hospital programs that reduce stigma, provide early intervention and increase public awareness about children’s mental health issues.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

Through a wide range of fundraising events and opportunities, The BC Children's Hospital Foundation is united with its donors by a single, simple passion - to improve the health and the lives of the young people who enter BC Children's Hospital every day.