Founded on Métis culture and traditional values, the FASD Bridging Connections Program is designed to serve Métis people with FASD any where in the province as a complement to the programs provided by the Alberta FASD Network.

Why does it matter?

  • Métis culture and identity are protective factors for Métis individuals and Métis families.
  • Métis people best served by programs that integrate Métis culture and traditional values.
  • Métis people are distinct from First Nations and Inuit people.
  • Métis cultural distinctives include worldview, language, homeland, spirituality, music, dance, and art.

Program Eligibility:

  • Métis (self identified or MNA citizen)
  • FASD (confirmed or queried)
  • Alberta resident
  • All ages
  • No cost

Self Referrals are welcome!

  1. Download our program Intake Form
  2. Email completed form to fasd@metis.org

FASD Bridging Connection Program participants can access a host of services provided by the Métis Nation of Alberta including MNA citizenship, cultural events for families, Children and Family Services Department Programs, MNA Health Department programs, Métis housing, and much more.

Our FASD Provincial Supports Coordinators also refer program participants to FASD clinics and programs provided by their local FASD Network to ensure they are connected with services in their home community.

Contact

For more information, or to suggest a topic, email fasd@metis.org.

FASD Caregiver Connect Night

Our FASD Caregiver Connect Nights is an online support group for parents and caregivers of loved ones with FASD.

We gather on the second Wednesday, 4 times a year for heartfelt conversations and meaningful connections. Our discussion briefly focuses on one key issue pertaining to FASD then opens up to parents and caregivers to talk about their struggles and successes.

Upcoming Dates:

  • June 12, 2024
  • September 11, 2024

You will receive the Zoom invite after you have registered for the FASD Caregiver Connect Nights.

Navigating FASD Webinars

Want to make a positive difference in the lives of those with FASD? Join our online sessions as we explore various aspects of FASD. We share valuable insights, practical strategies, and resources to gain a better understanding of how to engage loved ones with FASD.

Sessions are hosted 6 times throughout the year with a different topic for each session.

 

Upcoming Dates:

Navigating FASD Webinar Online. Living with FASD - A whole body disorder. This informative and inclusive event explores Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) with people with living experience. Meet the inspiring individuals who changed the direction of FASD research with their groundbreaking survey. Tuesday, May 28, 2024. 6 - 7 pm. Zoom

Navigating FASD Webinars (open to everyone)

Join us on May 28 (6 -7 pm) “Living with FASD – A Whole-Body Disorder

Presenters: CJ Lutke, Emily Hargrove, and Myles Himmelreich

Discover the complex world of FASD. Learn about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) from people with living experience. Meet the inspiring individuals who changed the direction of FASD research with their groundbreaking survey called, ‘The Lay of the Land.’ You will hear firsthand the results of the survey that revealed 428 other health problems that were shown to occur at a much higher rate in people with FASD.  Register Here

We look forward to working with you to meet the unique needs of Métis Albertans with FASD.