New resources: ADHD in Canadian Justice and Corrections Systems

Dear members of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society, 

As a followup on our last correspondence presenting the paper “The Benefits of Recognizing and Treating ADHD in Canadian Justice and Corrections Systems,” we would like to inform you about two new resources:

  1. A brief PowerPoint outlining the key messages of the paper with specific slides for counsellors and courts. See the French PPT and English PPT.
  2. A segment from CBC Radio’s “The Current” discussing these issues, including interviews with a young offender, CADDAC’s Executive Director and a lawyer experienced in representing clients with ADHD. Audio | CBC Radio

We would be pleased to discuss the paper and any of these resources with you. Please contact me through my email, or call at 905 471 3524.

The Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada (CADDAC) is a national, non-profit organization providing leadership in awareness, education and advocacy for ADHD across Canada. Early detection and treatment of ADHD would benefit offenders and society, and reduce costs to the justice system.


Heidi Bernhardt
President / Executive Director
Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada (CADDAC)
7800 Kennedy Road Suite 303A, Markham, ON  L3R 2C7
T: 416-637-8584 F: 905-475-3232 Direct: 905-471-3524