We would like to take this opportunity to publicly congratulate the New Brunswick FASD Centre of Excellence for their incredible contributions to the field of FASD service delivery and support. We would also like to give a huge thank you to all those who applied for the Claudette Bradshaw Innovation Award. Your continued contributions to this field have been integral to improving the lives of individuals and families across Canada.
We are heartened by the focus and attention that organizations across Canada are giving to better understand and address stigma in their practices. However, there is more work to be done. As an organization we are thrilled that Canada’s leadership is taking preliminary steps to raise awareness of the impacts of stigma and improve healthcare policies and practices to better health outcomes for Canadians. We look forward to seeing the impact this national attention will have on the treatment and service provision for both pregnant mothers using substances and individuals with FASD and their families.
We’ve received really unique submissions from artists of all ages, all over the country. It was really difficult for us to choose just one winner because there were so many artists we wanted to showcase. So this year, for the first time, we’re introducing a second and third place title along with our first place winner.
Donations to our organization help us to expand the work that we do to improve services, policies, programming, and resources to address FASD in Canada. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of the amazing community members who have donated their time, money, and energy to our cause.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]