We are seeking an individual from British Columbia, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories to become part of the Family Advisory Committee (FAC) team with CanFASD.
The committee is looking for people with lived experience to help support research and give personal perspectives. Being a member of FAC is an opportunity to offer hope to families and communities through contributing to research.
CanFASD research is recognized around the world. FAC gives families an opportunity to have your voice heard on a global scale. It gives you the chance to take your own experience and have your voice included in the evidence or results.
FAC also has monthly meetings which sometimes features guests from organizations and government funded programs. These guests speak about the work they’re doing. Committee members are given the opportunity to share their lived experiences with other CanFASD committees and researchers.
Current FAC member, Alicia Munn, shares her experience of being a part of the committee: “Being part of FAC has allowed me to understand policy, the role government plays in standards and frameworks. It has allowed me to become aware of grassroots movements, not-for-profits and businesses that are being created across the nation offering support, education, innovation, awareness and advocacy – tools with the facts to back up the experiences.
“Being able to connect with like-minded people that see the strength and potential of people with FASD or possible diagnosis have when supported is what provides hope. It makes network connections to see the organization grow is an amazing experience. We encourage you to apply for this amazing opportunity.”
You can learn more about Alicia and the other current FAC members, by reading their biographies on our website.
Find out more and apply now to join FAC, we certainly look forward to hearing from you.