Ontario Resources

Published: December 6, 2022

We have assembled links to resources here for you to find additional non-pharmacological based ADHD support within Ontario.

Crisis and Emergency Services

Should you ever feel you are in need of urgent, emergency support, please contact one of the providers below.

Toronto Distress Centres: 416 408-4357 or 408-HELP

Canada Wide Suicide Crisis Helpline: 9-8-8
24/7 for calls and texts

Gerstein Centre: 416 929-5200

Spectra Helpline: 416 920-0497 or 905 459-7777 for Brampton and Mississauga residents

TTY: 905 278-4890

Languages: English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Spanish, Portuguese

Assaulted Women's Helpline: 416 863-0511; Toll-free: 1 866 863-0511

Kids Help Phone: 1 800 668-6868;

Community Crisis Line Scarborough and Rouge Hospital: 416 495-2891

Service borders: south to the lake, north to Steeles Avenue, east to Port Union Road, and west to Victoria Park

Durham Crisis and Mental Health Line: 905 666-0483

Distress Centre Halton:

Oakville: 905-849-4541
Burlington: 905-681-1488
Milton/Halton Hills: 905-877-1211

Finding a Doctor or Nurse Practitioner

If you are looking for a health provider to support you, these two resources may be helpful.

You can register for Health Care Connect and the Ministry of Health will help you get connected to one.

Search for a doctor through Ontario's College of Physicians and Surgeons: Physician Search

Finding Therapy and CBT Resources

If you are looking for therapy or CBT support within Ontario, these are organizations that you can look into.

everwell Counselling
everwell counselling has a team of professionals experienced in ADHD who offer online therapy and counselling. They offer free 30 minute consultations to get started, and can match you wit a therapist within 2 business days.

ADHD Therapists in Ontario
Psychology Today has curated this list of counselling options for registered psychologists and counsellors in the Ontario area who are experienced with ADHD.   

Ontario Mental Health Support
The government of Ontario offers a consolidated list of support sources categorized by groups (e.g., resources for work, newcomers to Canada)

Online therapist-guided Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. CBT is one of the most effective forms of therapy and you will work through activities and exercises that lead to changes in your mindset.

Can be covered by some insurance
Mindbeacon offers a variety of mental health support including guided CBT programs, live therapy sessions and in-person CBT clinics. Access to a 24/7 crisis text line is also offered.

Subscription-based interactive skills self-help program that provides CBT-based training for depression and anxiety

Anxiety Canada Mindshift App
Mindshift uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) based tools to help users reorient thinking and their behavioural strategies. The anxiety app is free for users, with additional offerings such as group therapy offered at a fee.

Finding a Support Group

CADDAC Support Groups, organized by region
CADDAC runs a series of support groups, divided by region and group (e.g., parents, young adults)

CADDAC Support Finder
Annie from CADDAC will connect you with support groups and other resources within your area. Please contact CADDAC using the information listed.

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