I was referred to AART mid November 2017, at the time they told me there was a 6-8 month wait for the initial appointment. We ended up getting in at the end of May 2018 (so about 6.5 months, although they did tell me that appointment came up from a cancellation and if we didn't go then it would be end of June or early July). So while the long wait was unfortunate, they were accurate in their wait time estimate and didn't seem to mind me calling every couple of months to check on where I was on the list.
Also wanted to add that we also got a referral to Conceptia in Moncton because although going to AART was our preference, Conceptia told me their wait list was only 6-8 WEEKS, which sounded great! But after hearing nothing from them for 2 months I called to check on the wait list and was told their doctor had been away?? and we probably wouldn't get in until June or July! So I was sure glad I had sent a referral to AART as well as we ended up getting in faster there anyway.
Sorry that you're having to deal with the long waiting, it's the worst when you just want some answers