Alberta Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (aocdf)
Stationed out of Edmonton, the Alberta OCD Foundation (aocdf) is a non-profit organization that provides support, education and information to people who live with OCD, members, family, friends and professionals throughout Alberta. We have a website, Instagram, and Facebook for raising awareness, decrease stigma, posting resources, programs, posting appropriate information and treatment clinics. We offer free monthly GOAL Groups in a Hall and are trialing a Caregiver support group in September 2019. We offer free recreation programs including an Ice Cream Walk, BBQs, etc as participating in Recreation Groups can enhance self-esteem and enrich skillsets including coping skills, interpersonal skills, communication skills and social skills. We currently rely on donations through the GoFundMe program to facilitate programming. We will be applying for a Raffle License and have ordered stickers, tattoos, posters, etc. We’ve hosted an OCD Games Night and Information Presentation during OCD Awareness Week and have presented at youth programs, the Annual OCD Conference, hospitals, etc. We were on the local news, radio, and also participated in the first Canadian Screening of UNSTUCK: an OCD kids movie. We support the province’s OCD initiatives (The OCD Challengers Race in Calgary) and reply to emails of sufferers needing support.