2020 Perspectives on Poverty – A Collaborative Approach

Save the Date – May 6 & 7, 2020! Mark your calendars and plan to attend. For speaker details check out the poster.

Program Spotlight!

Life’s Journey Art Show: Supporting Strengths in the FASD Community

Life’s Journey Inc. is an agency providing disability services in multiple rural and urban locations within the province of Manitoba that offers residential, outreach, and fostering programs along with cultural supports, clinical resources, addictions and wellness programming opportunities. Annually, Life’s Journey Inc. hosts two art shows to display the talents of Life’s Journey participants.

“We are fortunate to work alongside many gifted artists. Our artists take great pride in showcasing their work, which is endless in its creativity: beadwork, poetry, song lyrics, canvass, sketch, graffiti, gardening, and dance. It is an opportunity to express emotions; exercise time management skills; earn income; take pride in strengths and abilities; enhance areas of socialization and communication; and create community. ” – Emma Rafferty, Program Manager, Spectrum Connections FASD Program

Encouraging and supporting the strengths of individuals with FASD is essential in working alongside them and helping them to realize their own potentials!

Inspiring work!

2019 FASD Awareness Day Winnipeg Event a Huge Success!

Thanks to the many people involved in organizing the 2019 FASD Awareness Day event held at the Manitoba Legislature on September 9th. The event was held in recognition of the recently legislated FASD Awareness Day Act, which was accented on November 8, 2019 and which proclaims September 9th as the official FASD Awareness Day in Manitoba. Check out the full event report here.

Manitoba FASD Coalition Info Series Workshop November 29, 2019

InfoSeries

The next Info Series workshop, “This is me”, will take place on Friday, November 29th, in person at the SSCY Centre in Winnipeg, or via Telehealth where available. Visit the Events/Info Series page of the website.

FASD Awareness Day Walk in The Pas

Approximately 100 community members, Blizzard hockey players, ECE students/instructors, parents, people with FASD, service providers and Rosaire House attended the 16th annual FASD Awareness Day Walk and Luncheon in OCN and The Pas, Manitoba on September 9, 2019.

Participants gathered at The Pas Friendship Centre for an Opening Prayer and drum song before walking across the bridge to Gordon Lathlin Memorial Centre.

The walk was followed by official remarks, reading of the Proclamation and the newly passed legislation declaring September 9th FASD Awareness Day in Manitoba, and all participants enjoyed a bag lunch.

Thanks are extended to participants and those who helped make this day a success.