Welcome to OBAD.ca

Welcome to the website of the Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorder (OBAD). To learn more about us, please click here.


Mental Health First Aid Course - Do You Know How To Help?

Mental Health First Aid Canada teaches first aid skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis.

For more information, please see our brochure or contact Amanda Osborne, course facilitator.

Certified Peer Specialists

A person’s journey to wellness is an individual one that has its own unique challenges. Connecting with a peer who has successfully navigated their own recovery can be an invaluable resource.

We are pleased to provide now Certified Peer Specialists to work with individuals during their recovery.

For more information, please see our brochure or contact Amanda Osborne.

Donate to OBAD Today

The Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorder (OBAD) accepts donations through CanadaHelps.org.

Click here to make a donation.

Click here to learn more about your donation to OBAD.


New Meeting Dates for East Village Peer Support Meeting

New dates have been announced for the East Village Peer Support Meeting in Calgary. For more information please click here.

Click here for the rest of What's New, our website news page.


Get your Questions Answered by our Experts

OBAD's expert panelists regularly answer questions submitted to us by our readers.

Click here to read Q&A's that have been already posted, or better yet, submit your own question.


Helpful Sites for Understanding Mood Disorders

The Mood Disorders Society of Canada has an excellent information pamphlet about bipolar disorder which we can highly recommend. After clicking the above link, scroll down to the section on Bipolar Disorder and click the English or French PDF link to read it.

The National Institude of Mental Health has a page describing some of the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder, which may also prove helpful to you.


Peer Support Meetings

Peer support meetings can be an essential tool in living with a mood disorder, and can provide meaningful encouragement for those experiencing suffering.

OBAD is proud to facilitate peer support meetings in Calgary, as well as maintain an online list of meetings available in Alberta. Click for meetings in Calgary, meetings in Edmonton, or meetings throughout Alberta.