FASD Instructional Coach- Wrap 2.0 Introduction

Jen Duperron-Trydal brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role as the FASD Instructional Coach.  She has been employed with the Northwest Peace FASD Network since 2014 and has held the roles of Community Resource Advocate as well as FASD Diagnostic Clinic Coordinator.  During this time, Jen has had the opportunity to present about FASD at a number of Educational Conferences/Conventions. In the past, Jen was also employed for over a decade within various school systems (including High Schools, Elementary Schools, an Alternate School, and a College). Please reach out to Jen at jen@nwfasd.ca for more information.


Canada is Rocking Red for FASD Day!

The NW Peace FASD Network is excited to be part of “Rocking Red” for FASD Day! Centre 2000 Sundial in Grande Prairie will be lit up from Dusk until Dawn on September 9th. And we encourage everyone to rock their red shoes if you are joining us for the FASD Day walk on September 8th from 10-3 at Muskoseepi park.

Map of Canada with red shoes marking landmarks that will light up red for #FASDMonth2022 #RedShoesRock

Canadians will be rocking red shoes this September to celebrate FASD Awareness Month, and so will landmarks across Canada!  

As a way to raise awareness about FASD, famous monuments, buildings, and landmark across the country will be lighting up red on September 9th. So far 27 monuments are on board, including places like the CN Tower and BC Place! 

Red is used as the colour for FASD Awareness after RJ Formanek, the creator of Red Shoes Rock, stood on the national stage in his red shoes to talk about his disability. Every year, the FASD community wears red shoes during the month of September to show their support and raise awareness.   

Landmarks Rocking Red 

Here is the full list of the buildings and landmarks that will be lit up this month:  


  • Calgary Tower, Calgary, AB   
  • High Level Bridge, Edmonton, AB 
  • World’s Largest Tee Pee in Medicine Hat Alberta, Medicine Hat, AB
  • Centre 2000, Grand Prairie, AB      

British Columbia 

  • BC Place, Vancouver, BC  
  • Vancouver City Hall, Vancouver, BC 
  • Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC   
  • Burrard Street Bridge, Vancouver, BC 
  • Science World, Vancouver, BC  
  • Various locations, Coquitlam, BC    


  • 3D Winnipeg Sign, Winnipeg, MB  
  • Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg, MB  
  • The Selkirk Water Tower, Selkirk, MB  
  • Island Park Bridge, Portage la Prairie, MB  


  • CN Tower, Toronto, ON   
  • Niagara Falls, Niagara, ON   
  • Peace Bridge, Niagara Falls, ON    
  • Kingston City Hall & Springer Market Square, Kingston, ON   
  • Riverwalk Commons & Fred A. Lundy Bridge, Newmarket, ON  
  • Welland Bridge 13, Welland, ON  
  • Seaway International Bridge Pier, Cornwall, ON  
  • Timmins Sign – Timmins Musem, Timmins, ON 


  • La Tour de Montréal (Montréal Tower), Montreal, QC     

Prince Edward Island 

  • Charlottetown City Hall, Charlottetown, PE   

Nova Scotia  

  • Halifax City Hall, Halifax, NS   

New Brunswick 

  • Legislative Assembly Building, Fredericton, NB   


  • Mac the Moose, Moose Jaw, SK

Visit your local landmark

We encourage you to grab your family and family members and go see your local landmark light up red. Please note that some landmarks won’t be lighting up red on September 9th but are still participating on other days. Check out our website for the full list and details of locations lighting up. If you are visiting these locations in person, please ensure that you follow all public health guidelines.  

Be sure to take a picture and share it on social media with the hashtag #FASDMonth2022 & #RedShoesRock. Check out our list for details on all of the local monuments lighting up red across Canada.  

Reach out to your local landmark

Thank you to all those community members who helped add new landmarks to this list! Want to see your local landmark light up for FASD Day? Reach out to landmarks and monuments in your local cities and ask them to light up their building on September 9th in recognition of FASD Awareness Day. We will be using the HEX colour: #FF0000. If you need more details, please email info@canfasd.ca.  

Did you reach out to a location that agreed to rock red for FASD? Fill out this form and we will add it to our list! 

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Stephanie DuboisIoanna Roumeliotis · CBC News · Posted: Aug 29, 2022 5:06 PM ET | Last Updated: August 29

Retrieved from https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/drinking-health-risks-study-1.6565723 and https://preventionconversation.org/2022/08/31/cbc-more-than-6-drinks-a-week-leads-to-higher-health-risks-new-report-suggests-especially-for-women/

 Posted: Aug 29, 2022 5:06 PM ET | Last Updated: August 29

A national advisory group has published new guidelines around the number of drinks consumed each week and the risk of health issues. (CBC)

Having more than six drinks per week leads to an increased risk of a host of health issues, including cancer, according to new proposed guidelines published Monday. 

Any level of alcohol consumption had a net negative impact on health for almost every disease reviewed by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), a national advisory organization, according to their new report. This includes heart disease, several types of cancer and liver cirrhosis.

The health risks become “increasingly high” when someone has six or more drinks per week. And for women who have three or more drinks per week, the risk of health issues increases more steeply compared to men, research shows. 

“The key message out of this project is that when it comes to alcohol, less is better. Everyone should try to reduce their alcohol use,” said Catherine Paradis, senior research and policy analyst at CCSA and co-chair of Canada’s Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines.

It’s no secret that alcohol is not good for you, experts say. It’s been classified as a Group 1 carcinogen (carcinogenic to humans) for decades by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

But not everyone is aware that alcohol use has been associated with numerous health risks, including at least seven types of cancer, Paradis said. 

That’s why the guidelines — which the public can weigh in on— speak to the health risks and how that increases with the number of drinks. 

Dr. Fawaad Iqbal, a radiation oncologist at Durham Regional Cancer Centre in Oshawa, Ont., who was not involved with the report, said he strongly supports its overall messaging.

“These updated, evidence-based guidelines will save lives. I commend the work of the team that put this all together,” said Iqbal in an email interview after the report was released.

Click here to read the full article.



Salam, S.S., Mitchell, C. (2022). Evaluating Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Substance Use in Pregnant Women. In: Anumba, D.O., Jayasooriya, S.M. (eds) Evidence Based Global Health Manual for Preterm Birth Risk Assessment . Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-04462-5_7


Use of tobacco, alcohol, and psychoactive substances during pregnancy is associated with increased risks of preterm birth. Concurrent use of these substances is also quite common and further increases the risk of adverse outcomes. Health-care providers should ask pregnant women about their exposure to tobacco, second-hand smoke, alcohol, and illicit substances (past and present) at every antenatal visit using validated screening instruments and offer brief interventions.

Pregnant women with alcohol or substance dependence should be assessed individually and offered psychosocial interventions (e.g. motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioural therapy, contingency management). Pregnant women should be advised to quit and referred to detoxification services or opioid substitution treatment (for opioid users). Pharmacological treatment for maintenance and relapse prevention is not recommended for amphetamine, cannabis, and cocaine dependence and requires individual risk-benefit analysis for alcohol dependence. Opioid maintenance therapy with methadone or buprenorphine is recommended for opiate dependence. Pregnant women who are current tobacco users or have recently quit should be offered psychosocial interventions (e.g. counselling, incentives, social support). Evidence on impact of pharmacological interventions for cessation of tobacco use is limited. Interventions to make public places and homes smoke-free are recommended. Evidence of impact of these interventions in reducing PTB especially in LMIC settings is low and further research recommended.

Click here to read the open access research article.

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