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News & Events
Lakeland FASD Summer Camp
Since 2006 The Lakeland Centre for FASD has been hosting week-long overnight camps that give children with FASD the chance to have an unforgettable summer camp experience. The camp is hosted by experienced counsellors who understand the special needs of children with FASD. Campers learn daily living skills, leadership, socialization skills and respect for self, others, culture and the environment. Children ages 7-17 with an FASD diagnosis are invited to apply today: Learn more
Enviros Day camp and Respite Programs
Enviros has Day camp and Respite opportunities during the months of July and August with programs for children with special needs ages 6-12 and 13-17. Programs specialize in strengthening children's self-esteem, skill development and socialization skills through a fun and safe environment. All staff are trained in safety, risk management, behavior management techniques and standard First Aid/CPR. Children participating need to have funding through Child Intervention, FSCD or Post Adoptive Supports.
Pathways to Medicine Scholarship
The University of Calgary's Pathways to Medicine Scholarship supports the enrollment and success of future MD students from traditionally under-represented groups throughout Alberta. The scholarship, designed for graduating high school students who want to pursue a career in medicine, includes undergraduate tuition, a paid internship, relocation allowance and more. Upon completion of an undergraduate degree, scholarship recipients are also guaranteed admission into the University's MD program. Learn more
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.
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.
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.
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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.