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News & Events
Children’s Summer Daycamp & Respite Program
Enviros is pleased to offer Summer Daycamp & Respite for children during the month of July & August. Respite Care Connection is a specialized program for children with complex needs, including but not limited to FASD. Find out more about the fun-filled opportunities here: Ages 6-12 & Ages 13-17.
Collaborative Solutions for Front Line Workers
Are you a front-line worker supporting families or individuals with suspected or diagnosed FASD? Collaborative Solutions is a group of workers who meet monthly to share ideas, resources, and strategies to better support these individuals. It’s an opportunity be creative and get connected to new people and ideas. The group meets the last Wednesday afternoon of each month. If you are interested in learning more about Collaborative Solutions or participating, please contact CFAN’s Network Resource Worker Allyson at 403-249-7215, ext. 204, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michelle Clarke Award for Excellence in FASD Service Delivery
Do you know a frontline FASD worker who demonstrates professional excellence and is a leader in the FASD community? We invite you to nominate deserving individuals for the annual Michelle Clarke Award for Excellence in FASD Service Delivery. Deadline is March 31, 2019. Download nomination forms here…
Becoming a Behavioral Detective Seminar - March 30, 2019
Join Occupational Therapist Kim Barthel at Calgary Quest School for this one-day workshop on the integrated neurobiology of sensory processing and emotional/relational problems that result in “challenging behaviour.”
Participants will learn how to look beyond actions and use clinical reasoning to develop new strategies. Learn More…
Committee Members Needed
We need YOU! CFAN is currently seeking 3 to 4 members for our Empowerment Fund Granting Committee. Prospective members should be available to commit to a 2-year term with approximately 4 meetings per year. Applicants should should be CFAN members, have knowledge of FASD and services, and be passionate about supporting the community. Please email email@example.com for more information
Invitation to Participate
The ALBERTA FASD FAMILY ADVISORY COUNCIL is looking for participants for their study on inclusive employment. They are gathering information on the state of inclusive employment for individuals with FASD in Alberta. The purpose is to learn more about families’ views on ‘promising practices’, gaps and strengths in the support systems. Your views will help the Council to develop family - focused policy recommendations focused on achieving greater inclusive employment outcomes for adults with FASD.
To participate and share your family experiences with employment supports for adults with FASD. Please contact Kevin Veenstra at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (780) 451 3055 ext. 408. Interviews can be done in person or over the phone.
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At 9:09 on September 9 (the ninth day of the ninth month) – a time inspired by the nine months of pregnancy – people across the world gather every year to celebrate the successes of families and individuals affected by FASD.
STOP FASD Run
Thanks to Kari Weber for organizing the first STOP FASD Run at Edworthy Park and everyone who came out to raise awareness about FASD! To see more, click here.