The Society was established in 2022 as a means to bring awareness of what ADHD is and what it is not. The Society’s mandate is to share up to date information with the ADHD community about the resources that are available specifically, but not exclusively, in British Columbia.
The Society will connect with local government leaders and organizations to create awareness about the lack of current services for ADHDers and provide insight as to how the ADHD community can be better supported. The Society will keep the ADHD community informed of their advocacy and how they too can get involved with the continuing efforts to correct these insufficiencies.
With their established connections and collaborations with BC and national disability organizations, professionals, media and the ADHD community, the ADHD Advocacy Society of BC will strive to become movers, shakers and impact makers for the ADHD community.
We believe that everyone should be allowed to identify however they would like. Thus, we will interchange people first, with identity first, along with using the terms disabled and/or Neurodivergent to acknowledge that there is no one set way of identifying.
We believe that learning and growing is vital to our success. Thus, having access to the newest information as it emerges is vital. As such, you will see this page change accordingly as we learn and grow. We invite folks to contact us with new information and ways in which we can do this job better.
We believe that we have a responsibility to ensure that diverse voices are amplified and we will do so by sharing up to date information and resources for and with diverse collaborators and contributors.
We believe that the work that we
do, is grounded in the knowledge
that all our work takes place on
the unceded, stolen lands of a multitude of First Nations, each with their own identity, history and culture. We make the commitment to learn the truth of our shared history and extend our hands and hearts to build relationships and make the future better for all.
We believe that intersectionality can have a deep impact on a person's identity and we know it can create a more oppressive, complex journey. Thus, we will be working hard to make sure our policies and procedures, resources and information sharing are done through the lens of anti-racist, anti-ableist, anti-oppressive, culturally safe, 2SLGBTQI+ and neuro-divergent/disability affirming.
(Kimberlee Crenshaw-what is intersectionality?)