About Us

The Niagara FASD Networking group is a standing committee comprised of voluntary members who provide education, leadership and direction, to the Niagara community and beyond, on issues related to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The purpose, for each participating member, is to support the enhancement of the community’s ability to address a wide range of needs for affected individuals, as well as the families and communities supporting them.

Networking group objectives:

  • To provide local expertise and leadership to the Niagara community.
  • To help mobilize the community in taking action to address FASD  through prevention-based education and awareness.
  • To help plan, implement and evaluate community events/media campaigns.
  • To ensure networking amongst target service agencies to ensure there is a common vision and supports for those impacted by FASD.
  • To lend our expertise and knowledge regarding FASD to local community agencies for input into the internal development of policies, procedures and best practices in FASD.

Membership strives to include representatives from the following groups:

  • Child Protection Services
  • Adult Protection Services
  • Addiction Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Public Health
  • Aboriginal Services
  • Education
  • Parents/ Community Members
  • Justice
  • Youth Services
  • Early Learning and Development
  • Developmental Services
  • Charitable Organizations