Celebrating Success and Raising Awareness of FASD in Manitoba

First Nations Colouring Book showcasing the First Nations perspective

The colouring book is a collection of art produced by Manitoba First Nations artists invited to create pieces from a First Nation’s perspective. 

 In partnership with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC), the Canadian Red Cross produced the First Nations Health and Wellness Colouring Book as part of a continuing conversation with First Nations to support health and wellness. For the full release CLICK HERE.

Free digital copies are available on the Canadian Red Cross website at redcross.ca/firstnationscolouringbook. 

In Case You Missed It

The education session from June 14th’s member meeting The Transition to Adulthood: Working with Adolescents with FASD by Shannon Foster, MSW, RSW is now posted under previously recorded Info Series Sessions HERE


The University of Manitoba and CanFASD are conducting an online survey and research study to understand better why people with FASD use pot or don’t use pot and how it affects them.

Participants must be:
1) a caregiver for an adult with FASD
2) a service provider providing care to adults with FASD

For full information on how to get involved CLICK HERE

Dancing Our Way through the Week…

To most people, the intersection of Main and Brandt [in Steinbach, Manitoba] is just another high traffic corridor but for one up-and-coming dancer, it is centre stage.

Grunthal Resident Kane Frieze [an individual living with FASD] grew up in the North End of Winnipeg where he developed a passion for moving and grooving to the beat. Now, he stands on the street corner most weekdays showing off his dance moves to the motoring public.

“My philosophy is don’t take life too seriously,” he says, “always enjoy the small moments, and if things get gloomy, just know there is always a smile out there waiting for you.”

– Kane Frieze

Us too, Kane; us too!

As reported by SteinbachOnline.com

Check out the full article here

“If I woke up tomorrow and there was no more stigma…”

Family members, individuals with FASD and Elders who attended the 2019 Canada Northwest FASD Partnership symposium were asked ahead of time to send in their thoughts on the question, “What would your world look like if you woke up tomorrow and there was no more stigma about FASD?” During the 2 days of the symposium, some of their thoughts were read out loud to keep everyone focused on the goal of generating new ideas on promoting dignity and understanding for those impacted by FASD. After the symposium, Dorothy Reid took the readings and created this video.