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.

Supporting Healthy Pregnancies this Holiday Season

There are many reasons people might choose not to drink this holiday season. People might be pregnant, recovering from addiction, abstaining for health reasons, are the designated driver, or could simply not want to. Refrain from questions like “why aren’t you drinking?” sentences like “just one can’t hurt”. Drawing attention to someone’s sobriety can lead to feelings of stigmatization and isolation.  

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.

Disability Employment Awareness Month: A Focus on FASD

Disability Employment Awareness Month is celebrated in Canada during the month of October. The goal of this national holiday is to raise awareness of the positive outcomes that come from hiring people with disabilities, and celebrate the contributions that these individuals have made within the Canadian workforce. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the most […]

6 Tips for a Sensory-Friendly Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner! For most Canadians, this exciting holiday filled with scary tricks and sweet treats is fun for the whole family, but for individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) this holiday can sometimes be overwhelming. Individuals with FASD may experience challenges with sensory processing and emotional regulation. Challenges with sensory […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cannabis Use During Pregnancy: is it Safe?

The Government of Canada plans to legalize cannabis on October 17, 2018, which will allow Canadians over the age of 18 to possess and use the drug legally. But this decision does not mean that cannabis use is safe. Research shows that cannabis can impair a person’s concentration, memory, judgement, and reaction time, and cause […]

Survey from The Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Alcohol & Pregnancy

Survey link: https://www.research.net/r/providersaboutalcoholandpregnancy The results will be anonymous and we need to have as many respondents as possible to make the data meaningful.  Participants will be entered into a draw for an iPad Service providers are ideally suited to screen pregnant women for alcohol use during pregnancy, as they are the point of contact with the […]