About Us

Welcome to the online home of (OBAD) The Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorders Society. Our mission is to help people affected directly or indirectly by Bipolar Disorder, Depression, and Anxiety live better lives.


A Guide to Recovery

The new edition of our book, "A Guide to Recovery", is now available for download. "A Guide to Recovery" is intended to help everyone learn more about mental illness. Please click here to find out more.

Peer Support Groups

If you have a family member or friend affected with a mental illness and are in search of support, you'll be glad to know you are always welcome to our meetings. Click here for a list of Calgary Meetings. Click here for a list of Edmonton Meetings. Click here for a list of Alberta Meetings.


Executive Director - Kaj Korvela

Board of Directors

Chair - Anthony Preston, Treasurer - Elizabeth Saunders, Secretary - Robin MacAuley, Director - Tim Booker, Director - Ray Van Gobel