Yukon FASD Prevention Campaign Wins Design Award

Congratulations to the Yukon Government, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Society Yukon, and Child Development Centre on their award-winning FASD prevention campaign! The campaign was launched by the Yukon FASD Interagency Advisory Committee in collaboration with Aasman Brand Communications, and has been recognized by the design world, winning a Summit Creative Award. The Summit International Awards (SIA) is […]

The National FASD Database

“This is the first time that Canada has had enough data to begin to really understand our FASD population – we have relied on data from other countries in the past.  Now we can see what the clinical profiles are for our own population affected by prenatal alcohol exposure, what their service needs are, and […]

Announcement: Applications for the 2019 Dr. Sterling Clarren Research Award

CanFASD is pleased to announce that applications for the 2019 Dr. Sterling Clarren Research Award are now open! The CanFASD Sterling Clarren Research Award has been named in honour of Dr. Sterling Clarren to recognize his pioneering contribution and leadership in the field of FASD. The award is presented annually to a Canadian student or […]

We Want to Hear from You!

One of the goals of the CanFASD blog is to build knowledge of FASD and share this knowledge across communities. We want to help you learn about research that is meaningful and relevant to you, and we are trying to do this in a couple of ways: Over the years, CanFASD has written a series […]

Welcome to Dr. Kaitlyn McLachlan – New CanFASD Research Lead

CanFASD is pleased to announce Dr. Kaitlyn McLachlan has joined CanFASD as a Research Lead in Justice. Dr. Kaitlyn McLachlan is an Assistant Professor in the CPA-accredited Clinical Psychology program at the University of Guelph. Dr. McLachlan is a Psychologist (C. Psych) who completed graduate training (MA, PhD) with a forensic specialization at Simon Fraser […]

CanFASD Responds to Federal Budget

Please enjoy an opinion piece from CanFASD Research Network Executive Director, Audrey McFarlane. Reconciliation. Advancement. Growth. Progress. These four words are the section titles for this year’s Federal Budget. Finance Minister Bill Morneau gave a rousing speech in the House of Commons to introduce the ambitious, wide-ranging plan. He concluded by saying: “We will continue […]

Determining Prenatal Alcohol Exposure for FASD Diagnostic Clinics

Dr. Leigh Wincott and Dr. Hasmukhlal Rajani have written two pieces on important aspects of the making of an FASD diagnosis according to the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): a guideline for diagnosis across the lifespan. Dr. Wincott addresses how teams address the determination of prenatal alcohol exposure for a diagnostic assessment and Dr. Rajani expands on […]

Top Articles of 2017

CanFASD staff, researchers, and Family Advisory Committee members worked together in selecting certain articles to highlight some of the work that has been published over the last year in the field of FASD. Over 520 papers published on FASD in 2017 were narrowed down to a final list of 35 that focus on CanFASD’s areas of […]

Success Story: Youth Archer Warren Collins wins Silver at NAIG!

In June, CBC did a piece titled Alberta archer shoots to win at North American Indigenous Games. When you read the article you’ll learn about Warren Collins, a 15-year-old from Cochrane, Alberta. Warren has FASD and says he wants to be an inspiration for others with disabilities. “I want to tell them that no matter what […]