Past Events

(in French) Groupes de soutien du TSAF – Soutien aux applications 2021-22

Language: French
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: May 12, 2021 - 12:00-1:00 PM
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Applications are accepted for subsidies (up to $4,500 per group) for existing and new FASD Support Groups to provide a forum for families and caregivers to:

  • Support each other and share information about Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (PAE) and FASD.
  • Contribute to knowledge exchange across the province.
  • Share effective/best practices between communities.
  • Support parent/caregiver mentorship.
  • Organize and mobilize local FASD initiatives to improve outcomes for individuals living with FASD.

Groups must be Ontario-based. Funding is not available for for-profit organizations.

The purpose of this FASD Family/Caregiver Support Groups funding is to bring together people who are providing care for a child, youth, or adult with FASD or those living with FASD. Groups may be facilitated by service providers, volunteers or ideally both. FASD Support Groups provide a ‘gathering spot’, whether virtual or in-person, and an opportunity for mentorship, information sharing, emotional support, and awareness activities.

You can find the application package on the FASD Support Groups page. It contains the Application Form, the Application Guidelines and the FAQs.

We are hosting a webinar in French on May 12, 2021 from 12 to 1 PM where the call for proposals will be explained and questions will be answered. Register now!

FASD Support Groups – 2021-22 Application Support

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: May 11, 2021 - 12:00-1:00 PM
Click here for more info

Applications are accepted for subsidies (up to $4,500 per group) for existing and new FASD Support Groups to provide a forum for families and caregivers to:

  • Support each other and share information about Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (PAE) and FASD.
  • Contribute to knowledge exchange across the province.
  • Share effective/best practices between communities.
  • Support parent/caregiver mentorship.
  • Organize and mobilize local FASD initiatives to improve outcomes for individuals living with FASD.

Groups must be Ontario-based. Funding is not available for for-profit organizations.

The purpose of this FASD Family/Caregiver Support Groups funding is to bring together people who are providing care for a child, youth, or adult with FASD or those living with FASD. Groups may be facilitated by service providers, volunteers or ideally both. FASD Support Groups provide a ‘gathering spot’, whether virtual or in-person, and an opportunity for mentorship, information sharing, emotional support, and awareness activities.

You can find the application package on the FASD Support Groups page. It contains the Application Form, the Application Guidelines and the FAQs.

We are hosting a webinar on May 11, 2021 from 12 to 1 PM where the call for proposals will be explained and questions will be answered. Register now!

Ontario Educational Group for Adults with FASD or Suspected FASD

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: April 21, 2021 - 6:30-8:00 PM EDT
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Join us to learn strategies to support yourself to organize and manage your daily life.

Angela Geddes is a Clinical Social Worker with 25 years of experience in a variety of settings with strong knowledge of how FASD looks like across the lifespan and the impact on individuals, family and community.

Pre-Registration Required: Register now!

Participate in the discussion at your comfort level, everyone is welcome!

Changing the Script: The Relationship is Key

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: Monday evenings from March 1st to April 19th, 2021 - 7:30-9:00 p.m.
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Please register by February 22, 2021 by contacting fasdcts@gmail.com.

Ontario Social Group for Adults with FASD or Suspected FASD

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: April 14, 2021 - 6:30-7:30 PM EDT
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Join us to meet others with FASD throughout the province. You will see some old friends and make new friends. During these sessions, we will talk about what matters to you. We will share information and learn something new, all from the comfort of your home. Participate in the discussions at your comfort level, everyone is welcome!

Pre-Registration Required: Register now!

(In French) Formation TSAF pour les prestataires de services – Webinaire promotionnel

Language: French
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: April 7, 2021 - 12-12:45pm EDT
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Health Nexus is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the new FASD Service Provider Training!

If you wish to learn more about this training, register for the webinar! An English webinar will be hosted on April 6, 2021.

Developed by Health Nexus and funded by the Government of Ontario, this training will provide service providers from multiple sectors (healthcare and public health, childcare and education, mental health and addictions, justice and corrections, community-based work, etc.) with FASD-informed strategies to support individuals with FASD and their families.

This training is comprised of four 60-minute modules, each addressing pressing needs such as gaps in knowledge, misdiagnosis, the relevance of evidence-based intervention practices, nurturing hope among individuals, caregivers, and professionals while shifting everyday practice to an FASD-informed approach.

  1. Why Should We Be Concerned
  2.  The Cost of Misdiagnosis
  3.  Trauma and Resilience and Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol
  4. Opportunities for Success

For more information, please reach out to Hiltrud Dawson at h.dawson@healthnexus.ca.

FASD Service Provider Training – Promotional webinar

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: April 6, 2021 - 12-12:45pm EDT
Click here for more info

Health Nexus is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the new FASD Service Provider Training!

If you wish to learn more about this training, register for the webinar! A French webinar will be hosted on April 7, 2021.

Developed by Health Nexus and funded by the Government of Ontario, this training will provide service providers from multiple sectors (healthcare and public health, childcare and education, mental health and addictions, justice and corrections, community-based work, etc.) with FASD-informed strategies to support individuals with FASD and their families.

This training is comprised of four 60-minute modules, each addressing pressing needs such as gaps in knowledge, misdiagnosis, the relevance of evidence-based intervention practices, nurturing hope among individuals, caregivers, and professionals while shifting everyday practice to an FASD-informed approach.

  1. Why Should We Be Concerned
  2.  The Cost of Misdiagnosis
  3.  Trauma and Resilience and Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol
  4. Opportunities for Success

For more information, please reach out to Hiltrud Dawson at h.dawson@healthnexus.ca.

Supporting Your Child with FASD – Northern region

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: March 30, 2021, 10:00AM – 12:30 PM
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FASD workers Eric Marier, Randy White/Kebeyaawsung, Chrysta Wood, Cereena Rows, Liane Guenette, and Kim Stewart will present information about the ten brain domains that may be affected by FASD.

During breakout sessions, caregivers will discuss scenarios based on common challenges, examine how these challenges relate to the ten brain domains and learn positive responses to these challenges. The discussion will also explain how to identify symptoms of FASD, provide recommendations for support and help families see the benefits of focusing on their child’s strengths.

This event will feature content relevant to residents of Northern Ontario, including Thunder Bay, Greater Sudbury-Grand Sudbury, Manitoulin, Sudbury, Cochrane Temiskaming, Kenora, Rainy River, James Bay Coast, Nipissing, Parry Sound, Muskoka and Algoma.

Together Towards a Better Tomorrow – Essential FASD Supports

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: March 27, 2021, 10:00-11:15 AM EST
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Speaker: Nate Sheets

People with FASD’s navigate a world that does not understand their brains. While parents try many therapies and approaches, it is hard to find effective and practical strategies to help their children learn, connect, and safely engage with others. In this presentation, FASD consultant Nate Sheets walks participants through practical strategies they can begin to use right away, as well as tips on how to avoid unhelpful strategies and responsive while supporting someone with an FASD.

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Supporting Your Child with FASD – Eastern region

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: March 25, 2021, 10:00AM – 12:30 PM
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FASD workers Eric Marier, Dawn Miller and Victoria Gillan will present information about the ten brain domains that may be affected by FASD.

During breakout sessions, caregivers will discuss scenarios based on common challenges, examine how these challenges relate to the ten brain domains and learn positive responses to these challenges. The discussion will also explain how to identify symptoms of FASD, provide recommendations for support and help families see the benefits of focusing on their child’s strengths.

This event will feature content relevant to residents of Eastern Ontario, including Ottawa/Prescott-Russell/Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Renfrew, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, Addington, Hastings, Prince Edward and Northumberland.

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