The MNA is actively engaged in a number of initiatives to support awareness and prevention of 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 coordinated 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
Contact the Ministry of Health, Children, and Youth
Tel: (780) 455-2200 Ext. 249