Support Services, Networks and Advocacy

General Child & Family Services Authority

Contact information
301-180 King Street
R3B 3G8 Winnipeg , MB
The FASD Specialist provides support to all General Authority (GA) agencies and service regions. This includes training on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), program planning and resources as well as case specific consultations related to FASD for workers and caregivers. The FASD Specialist also participates in the system wide development of FASD programs and services as well as FASD Standards for child welfare in Manitoba.

First Nations of Northern Manitoba Child and Family Services Authority

Contact information
P.O. Box 10460
R0B 2J0 Opaskwayak , MB
For FASD: The objective is to oversee the development of best practice standards for working with children affected by FASD. This includes transition planning out of the CFS system for those attaining the age of 18. Ongoing evaluation of FASD services and programs.

Southern First Nations Network of Care - Child and Family Services Authority

Contact information
110 - 5010 Crescent Road West
R1N 3C4 Long Plain Reserve #6B, Portage la Prairie , MB
Offers a range of training opportunities to staff and foster parents (ie. making referrals for FASD assessment, the impact of FASD on attachment); also has a resource library.

Healthy Child Manitoba

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3rd floor - 332 Bannatyne Avenue
R3A 0E2 Winnipeg , MB
Home visitation program provided by community public health nurses; within seven days of having a baby, a public health nurse visits the family and assists in identifying community resources that would be useful.

Manitoba Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) Coalition

Contact information
(204) 589-1721
Andrews Street Family Centre, 220 Andrews Street
R2W 4T1 Winnipeg , MB
Coalition of agencies focused on enhancing the well-being of children aged 0-6 living in conditions of risk. Services focus on: child development, parenting skills, youth development, aboriginal culture, community development, and knowledge of FASD.

First Steps

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2K-156, 960 19 Street South
T1J 1W5 Lethbridge , AB
The First Steps program is delivered through Alberta Health Services. The program offers specialized services to women designed to help mothers who have consumed alcohol while pregnant, are at risk of giving birth to children with FASD, or have already given birth to children with or suspected to have FASD.

FASD Youth Justice Project

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(403) 330-5051
Lethbridge , AB
The goals of this project are to: increase awareness about issues facing youth with FASD, influence case management for youth with FASD, influence change in the criminal justice system, identify families and youth at risk, and connect families and youth at risk to appropriate community resources and legal help.

Lakeland Centre for FASD

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5008 50 Avenue
T9M 1P1 Cold Lake , AB
Serves the communities of Lac La Biche, Cold Lake, Bonnyville, St. Paul, Smoky Lake, and surronding areas including First Nations and Metis communities. Provides: a one week overnight camp for children and young adults (8-27 years old) with FASD diagnosis, diagnostic and assessment services to children and adults with or suspected with FASD, outreach mentorship services to mothers or mothers to be who are struggling with substance abuse, and training and education.