FASD Day Editorial from Audrey McFarlane

In honour of International FASD Day 2018, CanFASD Executive Director, Audrey McFarlane, has written the following editorial on where we are today in the field of FASD, and a call to action on where we need to go.  To see Audrey’s recent interview in our FASD Day series, click here.   Today, on September 9th, Canada will […]

International FASD Awareness Day 2018

FASD Day originated in Canada and is now recognized and celebrated in many countries around the world. Many local FASD groups host a wide variety of events and activities to bring recognition to the cause of FASD. The first FASDay was celebrated on September 9th, 1999. This day was chosen so that on the ninth […]

Reminder: Applications for the International FASD Conference and Sterling Clarren Research Award are fast approaching!

We want to remind everyone that there is still time to submit your abstract for the 8th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, March 6-9, 2019. Note that abstracts are due on Friday, September 7th. We also want to encourage students and early career researchers to apply for the Dr. Sterling Clarren FASD Research […]

New Online Instructional Designer: Richard Mugford

CanFASD would like to welcome Richard Mugford to the team! He has joined us as our newest member to help develop and monitor our online training curricula. Trained in Urban and Regional planning at Ryerson University, Richard has spent most of his career in the Homeless Serving Sector in Calgary, Alberta.  Richard has excelled at […]

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 […]