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Langue: Anglais
Lieu: Richcraft Hall at Carleton University, Ottawa
Coût: Early bird rate is $70 for Caregiver/Family Member/Individual with FASD, and $140 for professionals and agency staff before October 7, 2019. After October 7th, rate for Caregiver/Family Member/Individual with FASD will be $90 and rate for professionals and agency staff will be $160 (lunch and snacks included).
Quand: 2 novembre 2019, 8h - 17h
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When: Saturday, November 2nd *Further details on attached poster and online link below.

Cost: Early bird rate for professionals and agency staff is $140 before October 7, 2019. After October 7th, rate will be $160 (lunch and snacks included).

How to register: You can register for the Symposium online at this link https://www.citizenadvocacy.org/ourevents/3rd-annual-fasd-eastern-ontario-symposium/ .

You will be offered the opportunity to choose between four breakout sessions in the afternoon. More info in the attached flyer.





(en anglais) PHO Grand Rounds: Developing and testing alcohol labels as a tool to inform and support safer alcohol consumption

Langue: Anglais
Lieu: 480 avenue University, 3ème étage, Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 - Salle de conférence 350 et Webinaire
Coût: Gratuit
Quand: 29 Octobre, 2019, 12h à 13h
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Alcohol use is a leading risk factor for chronic disease and premature death at both provincial and national levels. Alcohol warning labels are one recommended strategy in a comprehensive approach to curbing alcohol consumption and related harms at a population level. The World Health Organization recommends health warning labels to raise consumer awareness about the negative consequences of alcohol. More than 47 countries have policies that require alcohol warning labels, however, label content and format varies across jurisdictions and evidence to inform labels is limited.

The research described in this presentation focused on the development of alcohol labels with a cancer warning, Canada’s national drinking guidelines, and standard drink information.  These labels were tested in a real-world setting to determine the extent to which evidence-informed alcohol labels are an effective tool for supporting informed and safer alcohol consumption in Canada. This session provides an overview of the alcohol label studies, highlights key results and discusses lessons learned and potential implications.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Summarize alcohol labelling policies and practices in Canada and globally
  2. Describe the results of the program of research that designed and tested an evidence-informed alcohol labelling intervention in Yukon
  3. Discuss potential implications for alcohol labelling practices and regulations in Yukon and other jurisdictions in Canada

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Presenter(s): Dr. Erin Hobin

Dr. Erin Hobin (PhD) is a Collaborating Scientist with the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research at the University of Victoria. She is also a Scientist at Public Health Ontario, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo, and has an appointment (status only) at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on developing and evaluating population level interventions for chronic disease prevention, specifically in the areas of healthy eating, physical activity and alcohol control. The primary purpose of Erin’s work is to impact decisions and produce solution-oriented research, by generating evidence to inform interventions for chronic disease prevention.

FASD & Neurodevelopmental Service Planning With Sheila Burns

Langue: Anglais
Lieu: One Kids Place, 400 McKeown Ave, North Bay
Quand: 25 octobre, 2019, 8h30 (enregistrement), 9h à 12h
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Please joins us for this exciting workshop! FASD & Neurodevelopmental Service Planning With Sheila Burns.


Sheila has been an FASD instructor, coach and consultant since 2002. Sheila is a strong advocate for improving the way FASD is addressed at local levels where those with FASD live, learn and work. Sheila focuses on capacity-building within the context of the existing system of care for the prevention, management and diagnosis of the disability.

This workshop is designed for professionals who have some knowledge of FASD and who are responsible for explaining the needs of clients and organizing care priorities.


  • Explore fresh ways of identifying, understanding and prioritizing the needs of clients with atypical neurodevelopment.
  • Using the framework of the FASD diagnostic guidelines, this workshop will help shift service planning to incorporate FASD-informed practice.
  • Assist you to feel confident as we move towards change for those affected by FASD or other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Light refreshments will be provided.

To register please email: laurieb@onekidsplace.ca or call (705) 476-5437 ext. 3834 **Space is limited

(en anglais) A Night Out! FASD And Justice

Langue: Anglais
Lieu: One Kids Place, 400 McKeown Ave, North Bay
Quand: 24 octobre, 2019, 17h30 à 20h30
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Please join us for A Night Out! FASD And Justice, presented by the FASD North committee. For Parents, Caregivers and Service Providers

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A panel discussion with Sheila Burns

Sheila has been an FASD instructor, coach and consultant since 2002. Sheila is a strong advocate for improving the way FASD is addressed at local levels where those with FASD live, learn and work.

Also included on the panel:

  • Police officer-Constable Shannon Agowissa
  • Lawyer – Killian May
  • Court Worker from CMHA- Julie Lavictoire
  • Addiction worker – Lisa Lurz, Nipissing First Nation
  • Probation Officer-Lon Kimsa
  • An experienced parent – to be confirmed


Dinner will be provided and childcare will be available for the evening

Please RSVP with Sabrina Roy at 705-476-5437  ext. 3855 or ext. 3903 or at sabrinar@onekidsplace.ca

(en anglais) Renfrew County FASD Support Group – October meeting

Langue: English
Lieu: 464 Isabella Street, Pembroke
Coût: Free
Quand: October 23, 2019: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
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Are you providing care for a child, youth or adult with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) or living with FASD? If so, we invite you to join others walking a similar journey to share your successes, discuss challenges, and learn more about community supports and resources available for you. Each month, a guest speaker will join the group to discuss a wide range of topics, from assessment and neurobehavioural approaches to sensory considerations and education.

Link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/445086599681873

Guest speaker: Dr. Simone Kortstee, Neuropsychologist, of Gilmour Psychological Services

(en anglais) FASD Foundations: Part 1 – Evening Session

Langue: Anglais
Lieu: Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton: Training Centre 26 Arrowsmith Rd. Hamilton, ON
Coût: Aidants: Gratuit; Professionnels: $75
Quand: 22, 29 oct, 5 nov, 2019, 18:30-21h
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FASD Foundations - Part 1 - Poster

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This is FASD Foundations training, part 1, offered over 3 evenings.

The training includes:
– Session 1: The Basics – Understanding FASD
– Session 2: FASD Intervention Principles – Best Practice
– Session 3: Advocacy – Promoting school success and transition to Adulthood

The training has been reviewed and approved by CanFASD.

Email info@fasdhamilton.ca for more information.




(en anglais) FASD Breaking Barriers Conference

Langue: Anglais
Lieu: Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road W. Burlington, ON
Coût: 45$
Quand: 18 Octobre, 2019, 8h - 16h30
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Don’t miss this opportunity to come and learn more about FASD and how we can work together to remove barriers and improve the quality of life for individuals living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.  Keynote speakers Judy Pakozdy and her son Matthew will share what they have learned and how to support success for individuals living with FASD.


For more info: Contact Mary Ann Bunkowsky at fasdhalton@gmail.com or 905-978-0826

To Register: please use the following Eventbrite link CLICK HERE


Summary of Speakers / Presentation:

  • Sheilah Laffan – “Opening Yoga /Mindfullness
  • lora Ennis, Nicole Schween, Michelle Ennis and Michael O’Riordan (Woodview) – “Camp Unity: Junior Leadership Program for Youth with FASD
  • Presenters TBA – “The Halton FASD Collaborative Experience /Supporting Community Change 
  • Brendan Pooran (Pooran Law) – “Estate Planning and Disability Trusts”
  • Dr. Kaitlyn McLachlan (CanFASD) – “A Canadian FASD Snapshot: CanFASD and the National FASD Database”
  • Matthew Pakozdy “We’re just different”
  • Lisa Colombo and Staff Sgt. Brenna Bonn FASD Waterloo – REACH For It
  • Judy Pakozdy (Parent/Advocate) – “This Is Us
  • Savanna Pietrantonio – “Having a Loving Relationship with your child”. Savanna will also share her impactful presentation on her lived experience with FASD as presented to Minister Smith MCCSS


(en anglais) FASD Learning Series

Langue: English
Lieu: Children's Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent
Coût: Free
Quand: October 17, 2019, 5:30pm-7pm
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Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent presents: an evening of diving deeper into the world of FASD diagnosis with guest speaker Dilys Haner, PhD, C Psych

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Dr. Haner is a clinical forensic psychologist at the London Family Court Clinic where she works with children, adolescents, adults, & families. Her special interests in FASD arose from working with young people involved in the court system & learning about the over-representation of people with FASD therein. Dr. Haner is a co-facilitator of the FASD caregiver support group in London (a shared undertaking of LFCC, Merrymount, & Ways). She takes a healthy-relationships focus in all her work, including a range of treatment, consultation, training, & assessment services – including FASD assessments according to the 2016 Canadian Guidelines. She also has an elder relative with FASD who she loves very much.

October 17, 2019, 5:30pm-7pm
CTC-CK, Everyone welcome

Register by calling Jessica Constancio at 519-354-0520 ext.259 or jconstancio@ctc-ck.com

(En anglais) From a FASD Diagnosis to an Understanding – Brampton

Langue: Anglais
Lieu: ErinoakKIDS - 10145 McVean Drive, Brampton
Coût: Gratuit
Quand: 16 oct., 2019, 9:30 - 12:30
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The worskhop From an FASD Diagnosis to an Understanding will help to:
• Have access to a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) worker and a social worker.
• Gain an understanding of the FASD brain and challenges associated with it.
• Learn about what causes FASD and how prevalent it is in our population.

For those who live in the Region of Peel and have a confirmed or suspected FASD diagnosis.


(en anglais) Developmental Trauma and FASD Training Event

Langue: English
Lieu: Italian Cultural Centre, 132 Algoma St South, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 3B7
Coût: $100 (Persons living with FASD, Parents, Caregivers & Family Members of persons living with a FASD can apply for a rate of $25)
Quand: October 10, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
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Thursday, October 10, 2019

  • 8:00 am Check in and continental breakfast
  • 8:30 am Training event starts
  • 4:30pm Training concludes


  • How to heal and prevent developmental trauma
  • Impacts of early life adversity
  • Understanding FASD & trauma
  • How trauma impacts individuals, families & communities



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