September is recognized as FASD Awareness Month in Canada, with International FASD Day on September 9th. Throughout the month, there are events, campaigns, and activities that aim to raise awareness of the disability and its prevention in order to improve diagnosis, and support for individuals with FASD and their caregivers, as well as women at risk of having an alcohol exposed pregnancy.
Inspiring awareness-raising events and activities are happening across the country. The Canada FASD Research Network (CanFASD) is Canada’s go-to resource for more information, offering a social media toolkit, as well as a list of buildings and monuments that will light up red on FASD Day in connection with the Red Shoes Rock movement. Find it all here.
Uniting Our Strengths: Finding Solutions Together
This year’s theme for FASD Awareness Month is Uniting Our Strengths: Finding Solutions Together. In connection with that theme, we want to highlight some of the great prevention campaigns, activities, and partnerships happening across Canada for FASD month.