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2nd Annual ‘Will You Take The Challenge FASD Day 2017’

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In celebration that every brain is different, we are challenging our Members, Stakeholders, and Community to plan their own FASD Day events, big or small, that help to inform people about FASD and its prevention and assist in promoting understanding, compassion, and knowledge.

So what are the rules? Very simple, as an individual or team, plan an event the week of September 4th – September 9th, 2017. It could be a ‘Lunch And Learn’, a coffee meet-up, distributing information packages to friends, family members, colleagues… The sky is only limited by your creativity!

The rules:

  • Plan, host, participate in an event big or small that brings awareness to FASD.
  • Take pictures during your event! Please ensure appropriate permissions are received as pictures will be posted on numerous social media platforms.
  • Write up a short paragraph about what you did, who helped you, who you talked to, and any other interesting information.
  • Email your pictures and write-up to the Network Coordinator (Please send no later than the evening of September 10th, 2017).

Did we forget to mention there are prizes? Yes, we are challenging you and it is a competition, so let the most creative, innovative individual or team win!

If you would like materials to hand out during your event please email Lisa Rogozinsky or if you are looking for more information on core FASD prevention messages please visit:


Metis Nation of Alberta: Community Health Nights

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Metis Nation of Alberta (MNA) will be hosting information nights on the fourth Tuesday of every other month. The first presentation in this series is ‘Metis 101’. Topics include Metis health, MNA governance, Metis culture, and Metis historical events. Please RSVP to Christine by Tuesday May 16, 2017 at or 780-455-2200 ext 249.


The Elizabeth Fry Society’s ‘Girls Empowered and Strong Program’.

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The Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton will be hosting a free 8-week session for girls ages 15 – 17.

The program uses discussions, activities, and art to empower girls. We help develop a strong sense of self, build relationships, learn about the issues teen girls face, and importantly, how to address them. Topics include: self-esteem, healthy relationships, healthy sexuality, self-care and coping, emotional management, and goal setting.

The free program will be running Thursdays 4:30-6:00 pm Feb. 2nd – Mar. 23rd at 10523 – 100 Ave, Edmonton Alberta.

Contact Brynn with questions or to register: (780) 784-2200

Alberta Brain Injury Initiative Learning Series


Who Cares for the Caregiver?

When someone experiences a brain injury or other trauma, the family and friends of that person often take on a large portion of the care.

A presenter from Caregivers Alberta will discuss how family and friends need to first identify they are a caregiver.  Understanding why it’s important to be supported and the risks associated with stress is critical.

The session will include supports and services available, common challenges and the wellbeing of the caregiver.  There will be time for questions and feedback.

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. MST
Length: 1 hour 15 minutes

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Register now for the December 14, 2016 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Webcast

Round tableRegister now for the December 14, 2016 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Webcast

Join us for this free, one-hour webcast titled: Approaching FASD in the Classroom.

In this webcast, we will be interviewing two education professionals who have been working in Alberta’s public school system.  With experience both as a teacher in the classroom and as a counselor, they will speak to their experiences in working with individuals with FASD.  They will share stories as well as best practices and recommendations for education professionals in the system, or who will be entering the system.

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. MST
Speakers: Alaina Thursby and Ken Smale
Register Here
Format: Moderated interview style discussion with Q & A
Cost: FREE! Please share with your networks
Q & A: You can pose questions to the speakers through the live chat functionality

Alaina Thursby is the youth worker at Boyle Street Education Centre.  This is her first year at the school, although she has been working in the field of FASD for over seven years.

Ken Smale is a teacher at Boyle Street Education Centre.  He has been there for 20 of his 22 years as a teacher.

Previous webcasts are available on the FASD Website.

The FASD Learning Series helps individuals, caregivers, front-line workers and professionals learn more about FASD, and how to support persons with FASD. The educational sessions cover a broad range of topics and are accessible to all Albertans.

Alberta’s FASD 10-Year Strategic Plan outlines the government’s commitment to provide awareness and prevention of FASD, as well as assessment, diagnosis, and support for individuals with FASD and their caregivers. All services and activities are built on a foundation of stakeholder engagement


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