The Network & CMC-FASD Initiative The provincial government has a vision that: “Alberta has a comprehensive and coordinated response to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) across the lifespan and a continuum of services that is respectful of individual, family and community diversity.”
In order to achieve this vision, 12 FASD Service Networks were created across the province tasked with “developing and enhancing FASD services and supports across the lifespan that are aligned with strategic directions set out in Alberta’s 10 Year FASD Strategic Plan.” Visit the Government of Alberta website to learn more about the FASD Cross Ministry Committee initiative, review the 10-year strategic plan and view the 12 Service Networks in Alberta.
The Northwest Alberta FASD (NW FASD) Service Network is one of 12 Network’s created in the province. The Network is a group consisting of key stakeholders, community agencies, family members, and organizations across the Northwest of Alberta.
Working with this vision, the Northwest Alberta FASD Network applies solely to the FASD-CMC for grant funding on a yearly basis and is not a Network that solicits for further funds. The Network uses the provincial funding to improve and enhance FASD services in the Network catchment area in a way that compliments existing services and furthers the collaborative practices that have been encouraged through individual efforts and activities.
The goals of the Network are to build community capacity and enhance collaboration in addressing the following issues across the lifespan for individuals and communities affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder:
- Targeted and Indicated Prevention
- Assessment and Diagnosis
- Supports for individuals and caregivers
You can view the full 10 year Provincial FASD Strategic plan here: