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News & Events
Prevention Conversation - Airdrie
CFAN is excited to announce that the Prevention Conversation program is expanding to Airdrie and surrounding areas. Anne Eichmann will be joining CFAN as a part-time Prevention Facilitator in Airdrie. She will be building the capacity of local stakeholders to support women at risk of prenatal alcohol exposure and in need of supports. Email Anne to learn more about the Prevention Conversation in Airdrie.
Addressing Discrimination in Healthcare for Individuals with FASD
CFAN is undertaking a new research initiative to better understand the impact of healthcare and government system practices on the lives of individuals with FASD. This project will engage local physicians, caregivers and individuals with FASD to better understand their experiences as well as gaps in services and opportunities to increase supports to individuals from a strengths-based perspective. Contact Kaylee Ramage, research coordinator with the University of Calgary, to learn more about this initiative and how to get involved.
Caregivers Games Night - April 27, 2019
CFAN’s Caregiver Advisory Group invites parents and caregivers to come out for a night of fun, friendship and games on April 27, 2019. There is no cost to this event, and all are welcome to join. Learn more and RSVP here.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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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.