Upcoming Events

Virtual ‘Being With’ Gatherings are being offered to Caregivers of Children with FASD
o   Session 1:  Thursday May 7, 2020 from 7pm – 8pm (Central time)
o   Session 2:  Thursday May 21, 2020 from 7pm – 8pm (Central time)
o   You may register for only one session or both
As a parent of a child with FASD myself, I often long to make connections with others who have that inner knowing of what life is like when an FASD diagnosis is part of daily living.

Very similar to a ‘sharing circle’ or ‘holding space’, our ‘being with’ gathering is about being fully present and authentic with each other.  We will have the opportunity to talk about our situations, frustrations, joys, disappointments, and successes without judgement or expectations.  Through this sharing exercise, we can purge our emotions in a safe and understanding environment and rejuvenate our well-being.
– Lisa Balcaen, caregiver
Format:  Maximum of 10 people; one person at a time will take turns speaking; NO pressure – participants are welcome to choose to only listen; there are no right or wrong ways to express yourself
Who:  Caregivers of children with FASD (any age, including adult children)
Where:  Virtual on Zoom (I will send you a link once you have registered)
Cost:  Free (during COVID social distancing protocols)

PLEASE REGISTER by emailing Lisa at earthchildinc@gmail.com

Please indicate: Session #, Name of participants, ages of children in your care, and confirm the email address you would like the Zoom link sent to

NOTE:  The ‘being with’ group is not intended as a space for advice or sharing strategies, rather, for supporting the psychological warfare associated with living in a family with FASD.  If FASD education, resource, or strategy support is what you are looking for, please schedule a one to one consulting appointment with me and we can work together through your specific goals.  (consulting fees are $75 per hour; however, if this doesn’t fit your budget, please talk with me about what might work better for you at this time.  Only virtual services or social distancing outdoor in person in Lorette, MB are currently available.)

Also NOTE: The views and opinions expressed within the caregiver session are those of the attendees and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Manitoba FASD Coalition Inc.

Building Circles of Support *** CANCELLED

The Manitoba FASD Centre will be offering a free educational series on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) starting in April 2020. Full details and registration information COMING SOON!

PLEASE SEE OUR NEWS POST AT www.fasdcoalition.ca/category/news regarding the cancellation of the 2020 Building Circles of Support

The FASD Family Network Care Provider Appreciation Event 

When: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm 

Where: David Livingstone School (270 Flora Ave)

This event is for families and will include drumming with Elder Debbie Cielen, a magic show with Ryan Price, pizza, activities, and a prize draw! To sign up, please contact:   Nicky Adriano, 204-945-3830, Nikolai.Adriano@gov.mb.ca

The Saskatchewan FASD Network is pleased to announce the fourth annual “FASD Sessions”

This two day conference will be held in Saskatoon on February 26th and 27th, 2020. For full details please visit the Saskatchewan FASD Network website.

Aulneau Renewal Centre

The Centre will be hosting support groups for children with exceptional siblings Saturdays from September to March. For full details please see the poster.