Services and Programs Funded

Funding
As of April 1st, 2017, the Northwest Alberta FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) Service Network will have received a grant of approximately $1.2 million by the Alberta FASD Cross-Ministry-Committee.
These funds will be used to support the enhancement and delivery of FASD-related services throughout the Northwest Alberta Service Network. The support services are for: children, youth and adults.

A diagnosis is not needed to be eligible for support services. Agency services include: Parent Child Assistant Program Mentors and FASD Support workers

Partner Agencies
This year the Network funded programs and supports within the following agencies:

  • Accredited Supportive Living Services (ASLS) for PCAP and FASD Supports in both the Grande Prairie area and the northern region around Peace River, Manning, Grimshaw, High Prairie, and Fairview.
    • This year a new pilot program Correctional Centre FASD Release Program will be offered in partnership with Peace River Correctional Facility. Individuals will be supported as they prepare to be released.
  • Aseniwuche Winewak Nation of Canada (AWN) for PCAP and FASD Supports in Grande Cache area.
  • Lesser Slave Lake Indian Regional Council for PCAP mentorship in Drift Pile and Sucker Creek.
  • Whitefish Lake Nation # 459  for PCAP mentorship in Whitefish Lake and Woodland Cree First Nation

Northwest Alberta Service Networks Map with Service Providers 2017For more Information about our agencies and their services please contact:

the NW Network Program Support, Kim Sillito, for more information at 780-830-7059.

Diagnostic Clinic

The NW FASD has been running a mobile  diagnostic Clinic since 2013. The mobile clinic serves Grande Prairie, Peace River, High Prairie, and Grande Cache.

Our diagnostic and intervention team consists of a centralized coordinator and local professionals in the areas of Speech-Language, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Mental Health, Addictions, and others.  We provide multi-disciplinary assessments for youth and adults who are suspected of prenatal alcohol exposure.  Our diagnostic and intervention teams also provide referrals and recommendations for follow-up supports and after care.

For more diagnostic information contact Irene Barankariza:

Phone: 780-357-4996

Email: ibarankariza@cityofgp.com

Two important things for you to know:

  • The support services are for children, youth and adults
  • A diagnosis is not needed to be eligible for support services

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