This year has been challenging but, through it all, Canadians have persevered. We are so thankful for our community and proud of what you’ve accomplished this year.
Our organization has had to make some changes with how we connect with our communities and our networks. It has been difficult, at times, but these challenges have led to many interesting initiatives and partnerships. Here are a few of the many things CanFASD has done in 2020.
- We launched a National FASD Social Media Awareness Campaign with funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada
- We advocated for FASD Awareness Month to be officially added to the Government of Canada Calendar of Health Promotion Days.
- We published 8 new issue papers.
- We released 2 new online courses for solicitor general and justice professionals.
- We have a total of 19,756 online learners who signed up to learn more about FASD.
- We published 114 blog posts.
- Our researchers published more than 33 peer-reviewed papers on FASD.
- We created a new strategic plan to guide our organization and the work that we do.
- We hosted 9 free webinars featuring presentations from researchers, service providers, individuals with FASD, and caregivers across Canada.
- We launched a new advisory committee made up of individuals with FASD from across Canada.
- CanFASD and our researchers are leading more than 75 projects in FASD diagnosis, intervention, child welfare, justice and prevention.
Thank you for supporting us as we worked to improve awareness, understanding, and supports for FASD. We could not have done this without your help!
We look forward to another amazing year in 2021.