Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
The MNA’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) program aims to provide awareness and prevention of FASD through provincial and community-based support. The MNA is actively engaged in a number of initiatives to support awareness and prevention of FASD. Through this program we strive to:
- Provide appropriate awareness and education within the Métis community on risk and protective factors related to prevalence and incidence of FASD.
- Provide information on culturally-appropriate resources and services available to Métis people.
- Increase the number of Métis specific programs provided by FASD service networks.
- Work accurately to record the incidence and prevalence of FASD.
- Provide solutions and strategies to individuals and families living with FASD.
- Assist service networks in providing culturally-appropriate services.
Edmonton & Area Fetal Alcohol Network Society (EFAN)
The Edmonton and area Fetal Alcohol Network Society (EFAN) is a collaborative venture made up of individuals from community agencies, governmental departments, and concerned citizens, which recognizes the significant opportunity to achieve valuable social impacts through a grassroots partnership.
EFAN works to enhance the capacity of our community to prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and support those impacted by FASD through co-ordinated planning, collaboration, education service delivery, and advocacy. The MNA ensures that these services are offered through the Métis Resource-FASD worker.
For more information about the FASD program and EFAN, please contact:
Ministry of Health, Children, and Youth
Tel: (780) 455-2200 Ext. 249