Manitoba FASD Coalition is a province-wide collaborative network of individuals and organizations from across all sectors committed to supporting prevention, education, research, and intervention activities in the area of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. We share ideas, information, resources, challenges and successes.
Carrie Mcintosh, Co-chair Manitoba FASD Coalition
Carie McIntosh is the Disability Research Advocate for Opaskwayak Health Authority on Opaskwayak Cree Nation in Opaskwayak, Manitoba (July 2013 to present). One of the main goals of her position is to secure equity in service provision for people living on reserve. Previously, Carie was the Family Service Worker for Children’s Special Services from 2001-2013 where she provided information, support and services for families who had a child with a disability. Carie has a degree in Psychology with a Minor in Women’s Studies from the University of Saskatchewan and has worked on social issues including women’s issues, environmental issues, child welfare and disability services since 1997. A life-long learner, she is continuously learning about FASD-informed care, treaty rights, addictions, trauma, grief/loss, and adverse childhood experiences (ACE). Recently, she returned to the Co-Chair position for The Pas and Area FASD Committee where she has been an active member since 2004. In 2008-2009, Carie was the co-chair of MCAP with Leilani Buschau working to increase MCAP membership province-wide. In her time away from her desk, Carie is the mom/chauffeur to three wonderful kids (Olivia, Diana, and Carter) and is a volunteer Board Member with The Pas Community Renewal Corporation.
Noella Gentes, Co-chair Manitoba FASD Coalition
Noella Gentes was born and raised in St. Malo, Manitoba. She has lived and worked in The Pas MB, moved to Winnipeg MB and has been with the Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre for eight years as a Insight Coordinator (Prevention program for FASD). Noella attended University of Manitoba, and also took courses at Red River Community College. Noella has a certification in Trauma Counselling, Child Development and Family Support. Noella has attended numerous courses in addictions, family violence, and pharmacology. Noella also attended a multitude of workshops on FASD. Noella brings forth much knowledge and skills she has acquired through her work and her passion for dignity for everyone.
Noella has been involved and contributed to the “Looking After Each Other” project for the last few years as a team member on sub-committees.