FASD Awareness Events in Canada

Hosting events in your community is a great way to connect with others to raise awareness about FASD. Previously, communities have planned awareness walks, hosted community barbecues, painted rocks red, and posted lawn signs or billboards. If you are planning an event, be sure to follow all the rules and regulations of your local municipality.  View our list of participating events below.

FASD Awareness, Wetaskiwin
September 8, 2023 at 3:00pm
Join the Catholic Social Services for an afternoon of awareness, food and entertainment at Jubilee Park in Wetaskiwin (Mainstreet, Old Hospital Park). FCSS will have rock painting the day before (September 7, 2023)  in their parking lot. Everything is supplied and everyone is welcome. Rocks will be placed around Jubilee Park to showcase the morning of the FASD event.

If anyone is interested in setting up a booth/table for the event; please feel free to contact Christie at 780-312-8592. All community resources are welcome. It takes a village to support one individual… let’s working together and make this day a fun interactive way to connect within the community.

FASD Day 2023, Calgary
September 9, 2023 at 6:00pm
Unite our strengths and celebrate FASD day on Sept 9 with burgers, games and more!

9 Block Walk, High Level
September 8, 2023 at 11am
Walk 9 Blocks and take the steps with us to bring awareness of FASD and individual strengths to our community!

FASD Day Event at Bower Ponds, Red Deer
September 9, 2023 at 10:30 am
Everyone welcome. Free event, please pre-register!

Cranbrook Rocks, Cranbrook
September 10, 2023 at 11:30am
This is our Second Annual Event! We will be meeting at the green space behind the Memorial Center, and walking through downtown to end at Centennial Park for a breakfast and some information and presentations from people with FASD and their families. For more information on how to participate email Dawn Mueller at dawn.mueller@axis.bc.ca.

FASD Walk (Red Shoes Rock), Port Alberni
September 8, 2023 from 10am – 1:00pm
The walk begins at 10am. The route will begin at the Victoria Quay go to the Clutesi Marina and back again. Light refreshments will be provided following the event.

International FASD Fun Day Event, Portage la Prairie
20 3 Street Northeast, Portage la Prairie
September 5, 2023 at 12:00pm
Portage and Area Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Coalition is hosting an FASD Fun day to raise awareness. They will be located on the lot between 2nd and 3rd street SW with booths with games, giveaways, bouncy castles, and lots of prizes. There will be local food trucks on site.

FASD 101, The Pas
September 26 & 27, 2023 at 9:30am
Two Day Free Training for parents, caregivers, service providers, education staff to learn about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. A variety of speakers and topics, interactive and current. Open to all, free to attend.

Third Annual Walk for FASD Awareness & Community BBQ, Saint John
September 9, 2023 at 2:00pm
Walk for FASD awareness, followed by community BBQ and activities. Starting at the lighthouse located at market Square, walking along Harbor Passage, finishing at Fort La Tour parking lot. Contact the NB FASD Centre of Excellence for more information.

FASD Awareness Walk, Fredericton
September 9, 2023 at 1:00pm
The Fredericton FASD support group and other organizations are working together to support individuals and families impacted with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. We will be rocking Fredericton with our red sneakers to spread awareness to our community.


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City of Brantford FASD Awareness in the Park, Brantford
Mohawk Park (51 Lynwood Drive, Brantford)
September 9, 2023 from 1:00-3:00pm
Pizza, refreshments, resources and family fun!

City of Brantford FASD Awareness Flag Raising, Brantford
September 8, 2023 at 1:00pm
City of Brantford 1st annual flag raising for FASD Awareness. Event to be held Friday September 8th at 1pm at Harmony Square, 89 Dalhousie Street, Brantford

FASD Awareness Day, Guelph
September 9, 2023 from 10:30 to 1:30
Join us on Sept 9th 10:30am – 1:30pm for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day at Market Square in Guelph. There will be a short walk, followed by pizza, beverages, and family activities to celebrate and raise awareness about FASD. Take a photo and tag #DWGFASD for a chance to win a gift card!

Ottawa FASD Walk, Ottawa
9 September 2023 at 10:00 am
The Ottawa FASD Walk will consist of a 0.9 km walk (representing the length of time for a full-term pregnancy) around the perimeter of the City Hall grounds, Deputy Mayor Gower proclaiming September 9th as International FASD Awareness Day in Ottawa, Keynote speaker Shannon Butt, a dance performance by Ottawa’s Propeller Dance and the raising of the FASD flag. Register now

FASD 101, Virtual
September 5, 2023 at 6:00pm
To launch FASD Awareness Month, the ABLE2 Fetal Alcohol Resource Program (FARP) will be giving an introductory presentation on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). This presentation is for anyone in the community who may not know anything about FASD but want to learn about a disability that impacts approximately 4% of the Canadian population.

FASD 101 will give a general overview of how FASD is acquired, how it impacts a person with FASD both internally and externally, and what considerations need to be made to accommodate people who have FASD. This will be an one-hour presentation with time at the end for questions or discussion.

FASD and Education Across the Lifespan, Toronto
Various dates in September
Surrey Place has prepared a 3 week webinar series called “FASD and Education Across the Lifespan”. This series will explore the complexities of navigating the education system at the elementary, high school, and post-secondary levels. Each week we will gather virtually, to learn, ask questions, and empower individuals with FASD and their families to advocate, explore accommodations and, continue the educational journey at every stage of learning.

  • Part One, September 11th 12-1:30pm Virtual, Elementary: Tracey O’Regan, Community Inclusion and Self Advocate Supervisor and Educational Consultant
  • Part Two, September 18th 12-1:30pm Virtual, Highschool: Courtney Farrow-Lawrence, FASD Service Coordinator and Yunn Wong, Teacher in the FASD/TDSB Highschool Classroom Celebrating Neurodiversity
  • Part Three, September 25th 12-1:30pm Virtual, Post-Secondary: Georgian College, Durham College and Toronto Metropolitan University, Accessibility and Accommodations Teams

When you register, you will get the links to all three sessions. But you do not need to attend all three to participate.

FASD and the Criminal Justice System: Clinical and Legal Perspectives, Virtual
September 27, 2023 at 6:30pm
Join ABLE2’s Reach Legal Services for a roundtable discussion on the clinical aspects of how FASD affects individuals involved with the justice system as well as legal implications. Topics of discussion will include: legal considerations available for individuals with FASD at all stages of the criminal process, how individuals with FASD navigate the system as witnesses or victims of crimes, what supports are available, what needs to improve with the current system, and recommendations going forward.

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