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New FASD Youth Justice Program Available Now

We are excited to introduce a new FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) Youth Justice Program to Hamilton and surrounding areas, which has been funded by the Department of Justice Canada. ALL 4 ONE is a program that provides intervention and support to justice involved youth (aged 12-17), and their caregivers, living with FASD, or querying […]

Outcomes of Children with FASD in the Child Welfare System

Background Children living in the child welfare system (i.e. foster care, group homes) are known to experience more adverse outcomes compared to children who live with their biological parents or adoptive/other family members. Individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) are also predisposed to adverse experiences. However, these adverse experiences may be more common for […]

Looking for Artists with FASD!

CanFASD is looking for Canadian artists with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) to participate in their annual art competition! The winner will receive a $500 prize and their art will be featured on the CanFASD holiday cards. Deadline is November 25, 2020. Be sure to check out their website for full contest details. You can also […]

Ontario FASD Bill 172 Second Reading on Tuesday November 3. 2020 at 6pm

Some big news from FASD ONE regarding Education and FASD, please feel free to share and keep the conversation going! – October 29, 2020 Dear Ontario FASD “Family” Members: This is for YOU if you have FASD, have a family member with FASD, support a person(s) with FASD, know someone with FASD, research FASD… and/or […]

Indigenous teen overcomes past and raises $5,000 for local food bank with ultra-marathon

COVID-19 may have been the impetus for many people to take up a new pastime, but for one Merritt teenager, the activity he chose seemed unlikely, even impossible. Darius Sam, 19, who had never entered a 10K run, raced a bicycle or swam much at all, decided to run an Ironman Triathlon. The coronavirus lockdown had […]

Student defies odds for college career

Samantha has defied the odds stacked against her since birth. She knows what it means to work hard despite obstacles being thrown at her from every direction. Samantha’s perseverance was acknowledged last month when she was awarded the Ronald Lees Bursary from the Children’s Aid Society of Nipissing and Parry Sound. “As an adopted person […]

FASD Photo Voice Project

Do you know an adult with FASD in Ontario (Canada) that would like to share their voice through a photo voice project about FASD? If so, please share the poster attached/the information below and ask them to send an email to fasd@oursacredbreath.com by October 31. More information will be sent to those interested/eligible, but essentially […]

2021 Dr. Sterling Clarren Award Applications Open

CanFASD is accepting applications for the 2021 Dr. Sterling Clarren FASD Research Award! The Canada FASD Research Network (CanFASD) Dr. Sterling Clarren FASD Research Award has been named in honour of Dr. Sterling Clarren to recognize his pioneering contribution and leadership in the field of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The award is presented annually to […]

CCSA to Lead Update of Canada’s Low-Risk Drinking Guidelines

Ottawa, September 17, 2020 — The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) is leading a major collaborative initiative to update Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines by March 2022. The 20-month initiative is being led by CCSA with funding support from Health Canada and will involve key scientific experts, researchers and knowledge mobilization specialists, and […]