International Women’s Day 2020!

International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrates the achievements of women around the globe, while also highlighting the need for gender equality. IWD is over 100 years old! It was first celebrated in 1911 and is now held every year on March 8th.   On International Women’s Day it is important to have open and honest conversations about health […]

Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

Nurses and midwives play an important role in educating women about the risks of substance use during pregnancy, raising awareness about FASD, supporting women to reduce or eliminate their alcohol consumption during pregnancy, and connecting families of individuals with FASD with helpful supports and resources.

Nunavut Members Needed for Family Advisory Committee

Are you a parent with a loved one with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) who would like to make a difference in your child’s life and the lives of others that have been prenatally exposed to alcohol? Do you like learning and contributing to discussions that lead to change and new discoveries? Do you presently reside in Nunavut?

New Brunswick Team Receives the Inaugural Claudette Bradshaw Innovation Award

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.

Our New Year’s Resolution: Addressing Stigma

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.

CanFASD Art Competition Winners Announced

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.

Giving Tuesday with CanFASD

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.

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 […]