Register for our next 14 Week Anxiety Management Program now!  ADAO is currently conducting telephone questionnaires for our upcoming 14 Week Anxiety Management Program. The next program will start on  April 22nd, 2015 at Christ Church, 2871 Old Richmond Road (Bell’s Corners)! There will also be a program starting on May 21st, 2015 at Heartwood House, 404 McArthur Avenue. Please contact us at: or call 613.729.6761 to begin the process of enrollment.

Are you a graduate of the 14 week Program? Register for our 10 Week Mindfulness Program! The next session of this program, which is only available to graduates of the 14 Week Anxiety Management Program, starts Monday, February 23. The Mindfulness Program explores mindfulness practices with specific applications to people living with anxiety conditions. Registration fee is $225.00. Please contact Laura by phone (613) 729-6761 or by email at to confirm your place.

  January Facilitator Gathering facilitatorsADAO held a gathering for its facilitators on January 5, 2015 at Heartwood House. It was a pleasure to catch up with those who could make it. We’re looking forward to more facilitator events in the future! Thank you! ADAO would like to thank the Harry P. Ward Foundation for its $1,500 donation to our anxiety management programs for the Ottawa community. Visit our Partners page for more. For further information about the Harry P. Ward Foundation, go to Thanks to Export Development Canada for donating $1,850 to ADAO to support our 14-week program. We’re very grateful for your support! Our most sincere thanks to Plosive Productions for partnering with us for a successful fundraising event at the Gladstone Theatre in December! Our supporters got to enjoy a very special preview of The Radio Show: Christmas Classics, with the proceeds going to ADAO. Look for more special ADAO events at the Gladstone Theatre in the near future! 20141204_203628 ADAO Annual General Meeting: ADAO held its 2014 AGM on Dec. 4th at its offices at Heartwood House. Thanks to everyone who came. We’re always happy to catch up with our facilitators, volunteers, Board members and supporters! This picture shows only some of the people in attendance. Cheque ceremony HOPE Volleyball Ottawa: On November 24th, ADAO received $23,500 from HOPE Volleyball Ottawa. The organization as one of the six recipients of the proceeds from this year’s HOPE Volleyball Summerfest held in July. Thanks to the generosity of HOPE and all the players who participated in the tournament , ADAO will be able to continue to help people living with anxiety in our community (including youth) to learn the tools they need to live better lives. Thank you! (Photo: ADAO President Evan Cathcart receives the cheque from HOPE Vice-President Jaime Impey)

The Anxiety Disorders Association of Ontario (ADAO) is a non-profit, registered charity that seeks to empower those affected by anxiety through education, group treatment and support. ADAO is run by a volunteer Board of Directors that oversee the fundamental and administrative aspects of the organization and trained facilitators that come from a variety of work and educational social service backgrounds.

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