August Frontline Workers Meeting

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CaptureAttached is the link for the August Frontline Worker’s Meeting.  Please note that the date for the meeting is on August 19 and will be held on the lower level at Bent Arrow in Room 6.  Hope to see you all there.

Aug Frontline Meeting Agenda

Home in One Golf Tournament

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Elizabeth Fry is hosting the first ever “Home in One” charity golf tournament on August 28th at Pioneer Meadows. All proceeds from this event will go towards a housing initiative for women in Edmonton and area.

We are currently looking for registrations!

Anyone who is directly involved with EFAN will get a discount on the registration, $70 a player and they can also receive a $50 tax deductible receipt.

Registration includes: 18 holes of golf, shared power carts, steak dinner, prizes, and participation in a silent auction!

The website to register is:

See attached poster and registration package:

Home in 1 Golf Poster      Home In One Registration Package

Network Year 7 Evaluation

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The Alberta Year 7 FASD Service Network Evaluation took place in 2013-2014 and was based on the FASD Service Network Evaluation Frameworks developed in 2012-1013. The deliverables included a Provincial Service Network Evaluation report as well as Service Network specific evaluation reports. These documents summarize the finding and recommendations specific to the Edmonton FASD Service Network (EFAN).

EFAN Executive Summary (July 23 2014)

EFAN Evaluation Report (July 22 2014)


Exciting Participation in K-Days Parade!

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What an exciting adventure participating in the K-Days parade today! Thank you Alaina Thursby for the use of your pickle logo “Don’t get your baby pickled!” which led to some great t-shirts and a pickle mascot in the parade! Other than sore feet, sticky hands and a really long wait for the parade to start, what an enjoyable and action packed community event! Thank you to all the 39 agencies and staffs that came out for the fun and supported FASD prevention awareness!

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EFAN Meeting Minutes

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Here are the minutes for the July 15 Supports and Services and EFAN Member’s meetings.  Don’t forget they can also be found in the EFAN meeting minutes and agenda tab as well!

July 2014 Minutes

NWR FASD Society – MacKenzie Network Employment Opportunity

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Housing Director

NWR FASD Society is currently recruiting a Housing Director to take the lead on our exciting new Supportive Housing Initiative. This innovative and unique initiative is intended to support individuals with a FASD diagnosis within a permanent supportive housing environment. This five year provincially funded (through Human Services) pilot project commences in September, 2014. NWR FASD Society is a supportive and forward thinking organization and a pioneer in providing effective and quality services to individuals and families impacted by FASD in the Mackenzie Region. We are looking for someone who is passionate about helping people reach their fullest potential; has experience with project management; is enthusiastic and hardworking; and always up for an exciting challenge.


-         University/college degree with experience in Housing program coordination/development

-         Knowledgeable in project management

-         Proficiency in the use of computers for : word processing, simple accounting Data base management, spreadsheets, email and internet

-         Experience with housing or residential projects

-         Experience in a supervisory role

-         Experience working with individuals with FASD


Basic Responsibilities:

-         Plan project including but not limited to: policy and procedures, develop forms including data base, record and file information, research and assess data

-         Collaborate with other residential programs to utilize knowledge base and experience

-         Report to and collaborate with Executive Director

-         Communicate, verbally and written, project progress to board, committee and stakeholders

-         Collaborate with community partners to develop understanding of need of project in region

-         Work within a group setting to establish understanding of client base this project will be for

-         Work with the evaluation team to ensure accurate evaluation of the initiative’s effectiveness

-         Supervise housing staff and ensure that policies and procedures are being adhered to



-         $48,000.00 – $54,000.00 dependent on experience

-         Comprehensive benefit package


Application Deadline: August 15, 2014


Please submit your resume with cover letter to:

Wanda Beland, Executive Director

PO Box 3668, High Level, AB T0H 1Z0

Phone: (780) 926-3375

Fax: (780) 926-3376


Living Well – FASD and Mental Health Conference

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The “Living Well: FASD and Mental Health” conference will delve into the interconnection between mental health and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder spanning the areas of prevention, intervention, support, evaluation and research.

Conference delegates will develop a greater understanding of how mental health impacts the field of FASD through the perspective of medical professionals, service providers, families and caregivers, individuals living with FASD, researchers and others. We invite you to learn with us at this multidisciplinary event about topics such as how individuals with FASD and mental health concerns can be better understood and supported, how caregivers can support their mental health and how mental health concerns influence FASD prevention work. Some unique highlights you will experience at the conference include:

Keynote Presentations

  • Dan Dubovsky — Working with Individuals Living with FASD and Mental Health Concerns: Best and Promising Practices
  • Nancy Poole — Working with Pregnant Women with Mental Health and Substance Use Concerns: Best and Promising Practices
  • Dr. Ana Hanlon-Dearman — FASD Diagnosis: Mental Health Considerations
  • Dr. Mansfield Mela — FASD and Mental Health Disorders: Exclusive or Mosaic?
  • Brenda Knight — Responding to the Complex Issues of Families Living with FASD
  • Momenta and the FASD Family Network — Feeling Success: The Camp Experience

Unique Workshops You May Wish to Attend

  • FASD Assessments: From the Clinic to the Court Room — Jonathan Rudin and Panel
  • Evaluation: What’s All the Fuss About? — Jacquie Pei and Panel
  • We’ve Only Just Begun: Advances in FASD Prevention — Nancy Poole and Colleen Dell

For more information visit website: