NWR FASD Society: Mackenzie Network
Contact Person: Wanda Beland
Position: Executive Director
Physical Location: Falhman Building #210
Phone Number: 780-926-3375
Fax Number: 780-926-3376
Hours of Operation: 8:30-5:00 Monday-Friday
Mission/Vision and Description of Organization:
Vision: Working together towards a future free of FASD.
Mission:To enable communities to work towards a FASD free births, while supporting those individuals living with FASD.
Value Statement: Healthy Families Create Healthy Communities
From the original 1996 FASD committee it grew into a charitable nonprofit society incorporating in 2003 as NWR FASD Society. Rural Diagnostic Clinics were provided from 2003 until 2008 then transferred to High Level Hospital under the Primary Care Network. In February of 2009, the society became, with new funding and programming from the provincial government and the NWR FASD Society - Mackenzie Network. It is one of twelve networks established in the province from 2007-2009. Programming has expanded to support youth, adults, and caregivers living with FASD.
PCAP: Parent and Child Assistance Program
This is a program supporting at risk women to prevent the birth of children with FASD or support women who have had a child diagnosed with or suspected of having FASD.
A program that supports caregivers and individuals affected with or suspected of having FASD.
A program that provides youth with or suspected of having FASD with structured surpervised community activities that expands and enriches social skills.
Mackenzie Adult FASD Clinic:
Funded by AHS for 2011-2014, the society is coordinating FASD clinics for adults seeking assessment and possible diagnosis of FASD.
Workshops ranging from 1.5 hours to 8 hours (PEEBLES) provided by an FASD educator to help build community and regional capacity for supporting persons and families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
|International FASD Day||September 9th||Public|
|Summer Youth Camp||July and August||Youth aged 6-17 with FASD|
|Caregiver Support Group||Monthly||Caregivers of invdividuals with FASD|
|Name of Opportunity||Time Commitment||Qualifications|
|Mentor (Like Big Brother/Big Sister)||8 hrs/month||18+ years|
|Board Member||2 hrs/month|
|Mentoring Committee||2-5 hrs/month|