Past Events

Online FASD Training via Zoom for Service Providers

Language: English
Location: Zoom
Cost: $25
When: April 3, 2020 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
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On April 3, 2020, the FASD Network of Saskatchewan is offering an online training which is being delivered by Myles Himmelreich and Shana Mohr for just $25.

Myles Himmelreich is a well known motivational speaker successfully living with FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder). He has presented nationally and internationally for many years; sharing his experiences of living with a disability.

Shana Mohr is the Training Manager for the FASD Network of Saskatchewan, she has trained hundreds of professionals, caregivers, and individuals about the complexities of FASD. Shana is also the mom to an amazing daughter who lives with FASD and motivates her unlimited passion for the cause.

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Frontline Part 1 – “The Basics” from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT

During this 3 hour training, you will learn about primary disabilities and how they relate to an individual’s behaviours and actions as well as how they may cause secondary challenges.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch break

Frontline Part 2 – “Strategies” from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
The second 3-hour training session focuses on real-life tips and strategies. Attendance at a Frontline Part 1 session is a prerequisite for this training to ensure an appropriate level of knowledge regarding FASD. During this training, workers will benefit from practical strategies and a virtual toolkit that they can utilize when supporting an individual with FASD.


CANCELLED – Finding a Balance: Supporting Self-Regulation, Mental Health and Executive Functioning for individuals with FASD

Language: English
Location: Oakville Conference & Banquet Centre, 2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville, ON
Cost: $100 for Professionals, $75 for Parents/Caregivers
When: March 26, 2020
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Unfortunately, the conference had to be cancelled . Sue Brooks will be contacting everyone who signed up with more information.

Finding a Balance: Supporting Self-Regulation, Mental Health and Executive Functioning for individuals with FASD 

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Thursday March 26, 2020 – 9am-4pm

Oakville Conference & Banquet Centre, 2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville, ON

Offered in partnership with the Halton & Hamilton FASD Collaboratives

Key Note Speaker: Jacqueline Pei (R. Psych., PhD)

Guest Speakers: Reinier deSmit and Cindy Male

Registration/Doors Open at 8am
Presentation Starts at 9am
Lunch and Snacks will be provided

To register, please visit
If you have any questions, please contact: Sue Brooks at



Best Start Conference 2020: Building Healthy Brains

Language: English with live translation to French available
Location: Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre, 525 Bay St, Toronto, ON
Cost: Sold Out
When: March 5th and 6th, 2020
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The conference will be an exciting knowledge exchange about how building brain science into community programs is strengthening resilience and improving health and human services outcomes for everyone!

We’re looking forward to an excellent group of international speakers and panelists sharing their experience living, studying, implementing and evaluating brain science programs in health (including mental health), education, justice and developmental sectors.

We expect the Building Healthy Brains event to be an interactive forum to share future strategies for spreading brain science knowledge, program expertise and evaluation opportunities in Ontario.  A special highlight will be given to FASD community services on Day Two.

With cross-cutting themes of integrated service delivery, person-centred and culturally-safe care and inclusion, the Building Healthy Brains event promises to be an exciting, action-oriented conversation showcasing Ontario, Alberta, ACEs programs, national and international exemplars making progress through collaboration.

More information on the conference website!


Family Strategies for Online Safety & Responsibility at FASD Group of Ottawa

Language: English
Location: Citizen Advocacy, 312 Parkdale Ave, Ottawa
Cost: Free
When: March 4, 2020 at 7pm
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FASD Group of Ottawa presents Family Strategies for Online Safety & Responsibility with Matt Richardson in person, expert & professor Belleville Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Group of Ottawa.
Citizen Advocacy, 312 Parkdale Ave, Ottawa.

Family members and professionals welcome.

More info: 613 446-4144 or

People who can’t come in to Ottawa are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Mar 4, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


10th Annual Anishinabek G7 FASD Conference

Language: English
Location: Holiday Inn, 1696 Regent Street, Sudbury, ON
Cost: $300
When: Wednesday February 26 - Friday February 28, 2020
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FASD: Honouring our Roots

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Wednesday February 26 – Friday February 28, 2020

Holiday Inn 

1696 Regent Street, Sudbury ON

Registration Fee: $300 (includes lunch and refreshment breaks)

Single day registration available for $100 per day.

Register now!



Keynotes and Workshops

A variety of keynote addresses, plenary sessions and workshops will be held during the conference.  Session topics will include:

  • Raising Children & Youth in the complicated world of Sexuality
  • Updates from the CanFASD Research Network
  • This is our Journey:  Life with FASD
  • Mino Bimaadiziwin with FASD
  • Two Canoes, One River:A Journey through alcoholism and FASD; importance of early diagnosis and access to cultural supports and programs
  • FASD Groups & Acceptance Commitment Training (ACT)
  • “Game-bling!:  When gambling meets gaming”

For more information contact:

Kari Chiappetta 


Honouring the Downtown Eastside Community

Language: English
Location: The Japanese Hall, 487 Alexander St., Vancouver, BC V6A 1C6
Cost: Free
When: February 27, 2020, 8:30am-4:00pm
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A gathering to address Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in the circle of our lives.

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Thursday February 27
The Japanese Hall, 487 Alexander St.,Vancouver, BC

Free event, lunch and snacks included, child-inclusive

Speakers and Panelist:

  • Wanda Pelletier, Coordinator, YWCA Crabtree Corner Key Worker Program; Project
    Coordinator, United Families For Our Future Project; UBC Research Assistant
  • People with lived experience
  • Individuals with FASDs

Dr. Christine A. Loock
Developmental Pediatrician; Associate Professor, UBC; Medical Director, BCCH Cleft Palate
Program; Specialist Lead, BCCH RICHER Program

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Reframing FASD Behaviour, Building Skills for Success with Eileen Devine

Language: English, with a space for francophone families affected by FASD and service providers to connect and to obtain resources and information in French.
Location: BMO Centre, 295 Rectory St., London ON
Cost: $60
When: Friday, February 14th, 2020. Registration 8:30 am, Workshop 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
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This neurobehavioral model workshop is for those wanting to learn more about the impact of prenatal alcohol exposure on the brain and how best to support individuals living with differences in cognitive abilities. This training will help participants build a set of tools rooted in the latest neuroscience, which will allow them to be more successful in their support of individuals with a history of trauma, FASD or other neurobehavioral conditions. Eileen believes that kids do well if they can. When we understand how the brain has been impacted by alcohol, we can then reframe challenging behaviours by seeing them as symptoms of brain function, and move from frustration and anxiety to improved outcomes for both the child, and the caregiver.

This workshop is with Eileen Devine, from Oregon, US. Eileen is both a professional who works in the field as well as a parent with lived experience. Eileen has been trained and certified in the neurobehavioural model, as developed by Diane Malbin. For more information about Eileen, you can visit her website.

Cost: general admission $60, discounted admission for the first 40 parents/caregivers ($40 each)
Includes lunch and refreshments

There will be a space for francophone families affected by FASD and service providers to connect and to obtain resources and information in French.
Il y aura un espace pour que les familles francophones touchées par le TSAF et les fournisseurs de services puissent se connecter et obtenir des ressources et des informations en français.

Register here! Please note that registration closes February 8th. For questions about the event, you can contact


FASD from a Trauma Lens

Language: English
Location: Webinar
Cost: Free
When: February 11, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EST
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FASD from a Trauma Lens on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 6:30-8:00 PM with presenter Barbara Clark who has spent over 25 years working with at risk youth in public schools, is an adoptive parent of a child with FASD and currently works with the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) coordinating post-adoption supports.

Parenting a child with a disorder on the fetal alcohol spectrum can present many challenges for foster and adoptive families. It is vital for these families and professionals who support them to understand the reason behind the learning and behavioral challengers so they, together, can “try differently”.



FASD With Donna Debolt

Language: English
Location: Dunsford Community Centre
Cost: $80 for Professionals, $20 for Caregivers
When: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 (8:30-4pm)
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Let’s Collaborate as a Community!

We, as a community need to work together to improve outcomes for individuals with FASD by shifting our way of thinking and the way we deliver service.

When: Tuesday February 11, 2020 (8:30-4pm)

Where: Dunsford Community Centre

**Lunch and AM Snack Provided**

Contact Kim Carson with dietary restrictions/questions
705-876-9245 ext. 231

FEES: $80-Professionals $20-Caregivers

To register, CLICK HERE



A day with FASD Coach & Facilitator Donna Debolt

Language: English
Location: Ramada Inn, 99 Glen Miller Road, Trenton
Cost: $50-Service Providers, $10-Caregivers
When: February 10, 2020, 9:30am-4:30pm
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Monday, February 10, 2020
Ramada Inn, 99 Glen Miller Road, Trenton
registration: 9:00am event: 9:30am – 4:30pm

As a social worker, Donna challenges communities through training and improved case management to develop and implement prevention, intervention and management strategies to successfully support individuals and families who are dealing with alcohol-related disabilities.

“Our job is to explain individuals with FASD to the world and not the world to individuals with FASD” – Donna Debolt

To register:
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$50-Service Providers $10-Caregivers. Lunch provided.


Please contact Dawn Miller with any questions: (613) 969-7400 ext. 2630

Brought to you by the Hastings & Prince Edward and the Northumberland FASD Caregiver Support Groups.



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