Thank you for your interest for a FASD Support Group subsidy. The purpose of these subsidies is to bring together families/caregivers and individuals experiencing FASD in a supportive environment. These subsidies are being used to create new, or build upon current support group activities.
We are delighted to share with you the contact list for all subsidized FASD Family/Caregiver Support groups for both Cycle 1 and cycle 2. Download it by clicking on the table icons below.
We encourage you to connect with the leaders in your area to explore the specifics of the group activities, and learn how to attend or become directly involved. We also encourage you to discover ways to enhance existing work, and/or to create new and innovative support options for your community.
|Cycle 1||Cycle 2|
We've been working at developing a resource to guide you when facilitating a support group as well as a Sample Safety Plan. You can download both documents below:
Organizing FASD Support Groups Guide
Sample Crisis Plan 2019
Cycle 2 – Spring 2019
We are happy to share that 49 groups are being funded for this second cycle.
Timelines for the Cycle 2
- The deadline to apply for cycle 2 was Wednesday April 17, 2019 at noon.
- Successful applicants were notified on May 1, 2019.
- Funds must be spent by February 14, 2020.
- Activities must be completed by February 14, 2020.
A webinar presented by Donna Debolt was organized to support you through the report and evaluation process. We also discussed specifically peer facilitation skills, unique needs of those experiencing FASD, risk management, complicated grief and loss, inclusivity of diverse family constellations etc.
You can access the webinar recording here.
Please find all of our webinar recordings below:
Cycle 1 – Fall 2018-March 31, 2019 – Summary
You`ll find below a snapshot of what happened during cycle 1. You can also click on the images to download the full summary.
What our leaders are saying...
|Elements of successful support groups||Barriers to successful support groups|
A Forum dedicated to First Cycle Subsidized FASD group leaders was organized on February 12th, 2019 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre to celebrate the work done by funded Support Groups during Cycle 1. The winter weather didn’t cooperate with us which meant that many were not able to attend in person as planned.
For those of us who were there in person, it allowed for the sharing of information, the celebration of many successes and the ability to brainstorm together and discuss any challenges that we are presented with.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been able to attend, and our presenters who have done an amazing job adjusting to the conditions!
Some videos of the presentations are now live, you can watch them here:
Pour les demandes en français, veuillez envoyer un courriel à TSAFsupport@nexussante.ca.
For inquiries, please contact:
Angela Geddes, FASD Project Coordinator
1-800-397-9567 x 2292
Funding provided by the Government of Ontario