How to Apply for FASD Family/Caregiver Support Groups Subsidies

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 that have been selected for Cycle 1.

Please check back in over the next week or so for updates as more groups confirm their participation.

A Forum dedicated to First Cycle Subsidized FASD group leaders is scheduled for February 12th, 2019 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre. More details regarding session topics, schedule and registration will be shared shortly.

This Forum is going to be held in the same location as the annual Best Start Conference, taking place February 13th and 14th, 2019, and we encourage you to register (separately) to this event too. 


Cycle 2 – Spring 2019


Stay tuned, information regarding the second cycle of subsidies will be released in early 2019.

If you wish to apply, please consult the documents listed below under “Cycle 1”

(Note the process might slightly change between cycle 1 and cycle 2, please only use these documents as references).

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.


Cycle 1 – Fall 2018-March 31, 2019 – Summary


Application Details for Cycle 1 (Fall 2018-2019) 


  • Applicants could apply for a subsidy up to $4,500.
  • Applications were due by Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at noon. 

We are thrilled to announce, that we were able to subsidize 39 FASD Family/Caregiver Support Groups with this first round!

Below is the funding application package:

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Timelines for the Cycle 1 (Fall 2018-March 2019)


  • The deadline to apply for the first cycle was Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at noon.

  • Successful applicants were notified on November 7, 2018.

  • Funds must be spent by March 31, 2019.

  • Activities must be completed by March 31, 2019.


For inquiries, please contact:
Angela Geddes, FASD Project Coordinator
1-800-397-9567 x 2292


Funding provided by the Government of Ontario