Canada's source for evidence-based information on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Canada's source for evidence-based information on FASD


Research on preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancies and supporting women and family health and wellbeing.

Child Welfare

Research to best understand and support the high rates of individuals with FASD in the child welfare system.


Research on screening, assessing, and diagnosing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and prevalence rates.


Research to reduce the rates of those with FASD in the justice system and improve interaction and support.


Research on supports and treatment for individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and their families at all stages of their life.

Did you know?

FASD is one of the leading neurodevelopment disabilities in Canada. It impacts 4% of Canadians. That’s more than autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome combined!

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Feature Resources

Moving Towards FASD-Informed Care in Substance Use Treatment


A best practices guide for professionals treating individuals with FASD using substances. 

Medication Algorithm for FASD

Research Publication

Helps clinicians determine how to prescribe medication to patients with FASD.

Towards Healthy Outcomes for Individuals with FASD


An intervention model to support those with FASD across their lifespan. 

International FASD Prevention Seminar Series


A five-part video series sharing the latest research in FASD prevention. 

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Watch presentations on various topics related to FASD.

Online Courses

Improve your practice and better support people with FASD.


Evidence on FASD and related topics summarized into helpful resources.

Info for Families

Resources for those with FASD, caregivers, and families.

Issue Papers

Topic-specific summaries and recommendations for policy.


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About CanFASD

We are Canada’s only national research network focused on addressing the extraordinary complexities of FASD.

We bring together a number of different voices to create research, share information, develop effective resources, and improve policy. Ultimately we’re working toward healthy outcomes for all.

Researching FASD in Canada

National FASD Database

The National FASD Database is the only project of its kind in Canada. FASD diagnostic clinics across Canada input data into this database to give us a better picture of what FASD looks like in Canada. It is one of the ways we are building on FASD research and evidence to improve outcomes.

Caregiver Experiences

Our study about the experiences of people who are caring for those with FASD seeks to understand the full picture of caregiving experiences. This is an ongoing study with updates published twice a year. Caregivers from around the world are invited to participate.

CHOoSE Housing Project

This research project is bringing stakeholders together to respond to the housing needs of individuals with FASD. We are currently collecting evidence and experiences from all stakeholders to improve housing services and policy in Canada. Our goal is to provide housing supports that will support people with FASD across the lifespan.

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Ongoing Studies

We have a number of ongoing research studies that need participants. Share your experience and help move FASD forward in Canada. Learn more!


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Research Awards

Are you helping move the field of FASD forward with an innovative project or study? You could be eligible for one of our research awards!

Canada is a world leader in FASD research. Imagine how much further we could go with your support.

Help us build towards healthy outcomes for all. Donate to CanFASD and improve research for FASD prevention, intervention, and diagnosis. Your contribution helps us create and share new research and evidence to improve policy and practice.

Canada is a world leader in FASD research

Imagine how much further we could go with your support.