Check out the great ‘Coaches Corner- Strength Based Approach to FASD’ monthly newsletter put out by the great folks with the WRaP-TRY initiative here in Alberta.
April 2014 WRaPTRY newsletter- Circle of Courage
To help raise awareness of FASD, liquor stores, restaurants and bars now have to display FASD prevention signage.
In an effort to help ensure Albertans who choose to drink are reminded that there are risks with alcohol consumption during pregnancy, the AGLC is asking its business stakeholders to help spread the message. For more information: http://aglc.ca/pdf/news/IB_FASDPreventionSignage_20140414.pdf
You are invited to attend the Family Financial Planning Surrounding Disabilities workshop on Wednesday, May 7th from 7pm to 9pm at the Lions Learning Centre in Grande Prairie, AB. See poster below for more information and to RSVP:
The Bissell Centre in Edmonton has come out with a great awareness music video. Check it out:
FASD BIll C-583
We were just made aware of a new private member’s bill; C-583: An Act to amend the Criminal Code (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder) that is being introduced by Yukon MP Ryan Leef.
The bill seeks to amend the criminal code by defining FASD, permits the courts to order assessments and would allow a court to consider it as a mitigating factor in sentencing if certain factors contribute to the offence.
Ryan Leef has an extensive background working in the justice system both in policing and corrections, and has seen first-hand, the associated challenges and inequities faced by people living with FASD at all stages of the justice system It is time to provide the courts with the right tools and flexibility to appropriately reflect the realities of this disorder.
For more information, please contact Ryan Leef’s office 613 995-9368 or email: Ryan.Leef@parl.gc.ca