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News & Events
Enviros Seasonal Market and Open House
The Seasonal Market on December 14, 2018 raises money to suppor current or former clients who require financial assistance for a variety of needs including university registration fees, recreation passes, household items and courses for employment. View the Invitation to find out how you can celebrate the season while being an Agent of Change.
Call for Letters of Intent
CFAN invites eligible organizations and/or groups to submit a Letter of Intent to support the delivery of FASD assessment and diagnosis (A/D) services within CFAN’s service network area. Deadline to submit an LOI is January 14th, 2019. Find out more about the funding opportunity and LOI submission guidelines HERE.
Let’s Talk Hope - January 30, 2019
Let’s Talk Hope is a a creative incubator conference to re-imagine mental health solutions between industry professionals and the public. Hosted on Bell Let’s Talk Day, the event brings together non profit leaders and staff, mental health practitioners, organizations, front line workers in the mental health field, teachers, students, parents, and anyone interested in mental health to learn, share and come away with tools and solutions. Learn more…
Teacher Training Opportunity - Feb. 20, 2019
CFAN's full day training will provide educators with the tools to work with students diagnosed or suspected of having FASD. The training will cover FASD basics, substance use during pregnancy, evidence-based strategies, prevention, and community supports and services. Learn more…
Next CFAN Membership Meeting - Feb 21, 2019
Members and community partners are invited to join CFAN at our next Membership Meeting February 21, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Hull Services (1847 48th Street SE.) More details to come.
New grants available through Status of Women
Alberta Status of Women has created two new streams under the 2018/19 Community Grant Program in order to advance gender equality in our province. The Seed stream provides up to $10,000 to new or emerging community organizations to build their capacity as they pilot innovative initiatives. The Systemic stream provides up to $100,000 to established community organizations to develop and publish tools, resources or products that address systemic gender equalities. Application deadline is January 14, 2019. Learn More…
Research Study at Alberta Children’s Hospital
A research study on the effects of alcohol and early life adversities is recruiting. To participate in the study children must be between the ages of 3 and 15 have been exposed to alcohol during pregnancy OR experienced some adversity early in life. Learn more…
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.
British Columbia Centre on Substance Abuse - Free Online Course
The Online Addiction Medicine Diploma is a free online certificate course targeted at health care professionals interested in learning more about providing care to patients with alcohol, tobacco, and opioid substance use disorders. The course is also open for anyone wishing to improve their knowledge of substance use and addiction. For info and how to register, see here.
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FASD Day 2017 - Thanks, everyone, for attending! See pics here!
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.