Here’s a Brief introduction about the ADAO and what we offer the community.

ADAO would like to extend the highest of high fives to our wonderful volunteers who dedicated their time at Ottawa’s HOPE Beach Volleyball Tournament this past Saturday July 12th.  The event was a huge success and because of you, ADAO was able to meet our funding agreement with the wonderful folks at HOPE!  Thank you!

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ADAO is now accepting participants for our 14 Week Anxiety Management Workshop beginning Wednesday, October 22nd at 6:30pm at our Heartwood House location of 404 McArthur Avenue in the Vanier community.  Please email or call 613.729.6761 to set up a time to conduct our telephone questionnaire to register.

ADAO’s  14 Week Anxiety Management Workshop beginning Tuesday, September, 9th is now at capacity.

ADAO is now accepting graduates of the 14 Week Anxiety Management Program to participate in a follow-up 8 Week Mindfulness Program beginning Monday, September 15th at 6:30pm.  The cost to participate is 180.00 and it will be held at our Heartwood House location of 404 McArthur Avenue, in the Vanier community.  Please email or call 613.729.6761 to register.

ADAO is now accepting applications for the position of Program Facilitator for our 14 Week Anxiety Management Program.  Please note that this training opportunity has been postponed from June 2014 to October 3rd-5th 2014.  We are currently accepting resumes for this position.  Candidates will need to conduct an interview as well as successfully complete a training program taking place the weekend of October 3rd-5th at RA Centre in Ottawa, ON.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format to:  No phone calls or faxes, please.  Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications, only those able to secure an interview will be contacted. Click on the link below to view the job description:

ADAO Facilitator Training Conference Job Description 2014

President’s Announcements:

ADAO would like to thank Board Member Charlene Ruberry and Carolann Trainor for their commitment to our cause.  Their efforts and energy have left an indelible mark on our organization and we wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors – thanks very much, Charlene!


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.

Please stream our interview below on CTV Ottawa Morning Live from March 5th, 2013.

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NEXT PROGRAM is slated for October 22nd, 2014 (Location TBD).
Please call us for more information on how to register.