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About Us

The Alberta OCD Foundation (aocdf) was incorporated under the Societies Act in March 2018 by 5 individuals who live with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.


The Alberta OCD Foundation (aocdf) is registered under the Charitable Fund-raising Act in December 2019 which allows the organization to raise over $25,000. 

What We Do:

  • Host 1 X month Adult OCD GOAL Groups (OCD Support Group)

  • Host 1 X month OCD Caregiver Support Groups 

  • Provide a Mentorship Program: Those who are experienced and well versed in OCD Treatment have the opportunity to mentor those who are newly diagnosed

  • Host OCD events (watch for posts)

  • Provide a website with current information

  • Provide a aocdf members sign-in to access chat rooms, forums, and the ability to have 1:1 conversations with other Albertans who live with OCD (peer support)

  • Utilize the WIX app to access the aocdf members section on your mobile device or tablet

  • Host awareness campaigns

  • Accept phone calls and e mails to offer direction on where to go and how to start OCD treatment

Please Note:

  • The aocdf do not have an office or set hours (The aocdf will rent a facility for events)

  • The GOAL Group and Caregiver Group is peer led, with the occasional professional guest speaker


*The aocdf is unaware of any specialized OCD treatment programs that is covered by health care in Alberta (except the Children's OCD Clinic in Calgary). Most OCD treatment is done by paying a private psychologist and using personal benefits if available. This is a common issue in Canada.* Many patients with OCD will get Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in Alberta hospitals, but not ERP treatment. Exposure Response and Prevention (ERP) is a form of CBT. ERP is the Gold Standard in OCD treatment.


Some Canadians with severe OCD attend a USA OCD specialized Residential Program e.g. Roger's Behavioural Health Program, paying out of pocket or using benefits if available. Sunnybrook Health Sciences in Ontario is the only OCD specialized Residential Program in Canada that care for patients with severe OCD. They accept 3 out of province patients. However, Alberta is the only province that do not cover patients to attend the program.

Our Future Goal:

  • Become a registered charity with the CRA to issue official donation receipts for income tax purposes

  • Continue to expand the organization throughout Alberta

  • Fundraise to support OCD sufferers 

  • Continue advocating for those quieter voices

  • Continue to destigmatize Mental Illness


View our donation page for more information on future goals 

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