Actions and Commitments

Call to Action # 33: Justice (25-42)

Funding to support new FASD projects

July 24, 2019

$1.8M over 4 years Funding to support new projects focused on increasing public awareness and understanding of FASD, and the risks of prenatal alcohol exposure. These projects are being funded under the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder National Strategic Projects Fund. The Fund aims to prevent FASD and to improve the outcomes for those affected by FASD through the development of knowledge, tools and resources.

Sample projects include:

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
FASD prevention school-based program for children and adolescents in select urban, rural and First Nation schools in Ontario, Canada
$843,163. This pilot project aims to educate youth aged 12 to 18 about the risks of prenatal alcohol and other substance use in order to raise awareness and understanding of FASD and prevent alcohol use during pregnancy.

Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Supporting our Inuit Families and Communities: $558,041

This project will conduct focus group sessions and interviews that will inform future programming and policies, and support the promotion of FASD prevention in Inuit communities. This project aims to improve maternal and infant outcomes for Inuit women and their families, and reduce stigma associated with FASD