This week (May 9th to 15th) is National Nursing Week. Tomorrow, May 12th is also International Nurses Day! These awareness events were created to celebrate the contributions nurses make to the wellbeing of Canadians and to showcase the many roles that nurses play in our health-care journey.
To ensure healthy, thriving societies, we need to promote the health and wellbeing of all Canadians, now and into the future. However, people with FASD and their support systems have been left out of the conversation for far too long. That is why we’re pushing for a National FASD Strategy.
We have had quite the line up of webinars over the past few months! Our topics have ranged from early life adversity to diagnosis to supported employment. We’ve brought in experts from all across Canada to speak on these topics. We wanted to take this opportunity to share the recordings of some of our most popular past webinars so you can continue to stay up to date on the most recent FASD information.
December 3rd is recognized as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. First established in 1992, this awareness day promote the rights and well-beings of people with increases awareness of the experiences of individuals with disabilities through a political, social, economic, and cultural lens.
The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day is Mental Health in an Unequal World. There remain various inequalities to accessing services for many individuals across the globe. This theme encourages people to focus on the issues that increase mental health inequality worldwide and how we can help tackle this inequality.
October 5th is World Teachers’ Day. This day is celebrated annually to recognize and honour all the hard work teachers do worldwide each and every day. Students with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) face a number of challenges in the education system. Teachers and school staff play an important role in ensuring students with FASD succeed in school.