Success at the 4th Annual aocdf BBQ!
On Tuesday August 30, 2022, volunteers held the Annual aocdf BBQ at Rundle Park. The weather was perfect and the turnout was fantastic! Approximately 65+ brave people attended throughout the evening, chatting and connecting until 9:30pm. Connections were made with people who are new to the foundation, and reconnections were made with returning members. "Thank you again for a great experience for a newly diagnosed person." - anonymous attendee The BBQ was only made possible with the generosity of our local sponsors. It is with great gratitude to thank the following: The Centre for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, OCD and Anxiety Psychological Services, The Centre for Posttraumatic Stress and Anxiety Treatment, Dr. Cody House and the Cathexis Theatre. The goal of the BBQ is to normalize OCD, to learn you are not alone. To know "you are not your thoughts". There is help, education, treatment, and peer support. Talking about OCD can be scary and fun at the same time, but it is truly therapeutic. We continue to kick shame to the curb so we can live our lives to the fullest. Again, thank you so much to the following Alberta sponsors. You invested in our community.
We are Looking for Volunteer Mentors Are you a person with "OCD lived experience?"
Are you interested to share your OCD treatment journey with someone who could use support? The aocdf is looking for volunteer mentors to match up with our mentees who live with OCD who are currently on a waiting list. If you can provide a few hours a month to text, video or phone a person in need of support, please consider applying to the aocdf mentorship program. If you are a mentor and would like another mentee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is training and ongoing support for Mentors in a private group aocdf Mentor chatroom. You will be recognized for your volunteer time at the aocdf Mentor Appreciation Night held in April, during the National Volunteer Week. Mentors will receive a reference letter and certificate after 6 months of commitment.
OCD Chat Room App
Did you know the aocdf has a Chat Room App for members?
Chat with other Albertans who live with OCD.
(Instructions to join the App are below.)
Instructions to access the Chatroom App
1. Access your phone's App Store and download Spaces: Follow Businesses
2. To access the aocdf site in the App, join by entering the Invite Code: 3P9U4Q
You can get updates, support, stay in touch with other members, share posts and more! You can adjust your privacy settings. (You can also join the chatrooms from the website.)
Please note: Our website is under some exciting construction for updates which are done by volunteers. It is still accessible.