Canada is a world leader in FASD research, but this research is not always put into practice at the federal level. Due to the complicated nature of the disability a coordinated approach to prevention, diagnosis, intervention, and lifetime support is needed. Many sectors of Government (such as health and justice) require the resources, and political will, to work together to ensure that the unique needs of Canadians with FASD are met. That is why we need a National FASD Strategy.
A National FASD Strategy will give our provinces and territories an evidence-based direction that can improve FASD prevention, diagnosis, and support to help Canadians with FASD reach their full potential. Without an organized strategy, people with FASD and their families do not have equal opportunities to achieve success. Learn more about how you can support a National FASD Strategy: