Ask your Member of Parliament to support a National FASD Strategy this September.
CanFASD had the pleasure of meeting with Dr. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, as well as members of her staff and senior staff from the Public Health Agency of Canada. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the need for a National FASD Strategy.
New suicide fact sheets have just been released by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) that focus on suicide prevention among groups who may be at increased risk. But a group of individuals at extraordinarily high risk of suicide is missing from the conversation: those with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
We know FASD is a national concern. We need a national response to address this disability that improves supports and services for those with FASD, those who are pregnant, and their support systems. Over the past few months, we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to push for a National FASD Strategy. We’ve met with several government representatives, many of … Read More