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Learn more about FASD:

Pauktuutit is a national non-profit organization representing Inuit women in Canada. Its mandate is to foster a greater awareness of the needs of Inuit women, and to encourage their participation in community, regional and national concerns in relation to social, cultural and economic development. 

Pauktuutit set out to explore how FASD is understood, and how those affected by it are supported within Inuit communities. Through a series of focus groups and interviews with Inuit community members and service providers in urban and remote communities, Pauktuutit produced a comprehensive Environmental Scan and Research Report.

Piruqatigiit Resource Centre, a nonprofit organization located in Iqaluit, Nunavut, providing evidence-based, culturally guided education, support and programming for Nunavummiut with suspected and confirmed Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and their families. 

Community Resources, Piruqatigiit provides a useful list of organizations, funding, resources and emergency services available in Nunavut.  

Glossary of terms, Priuqatigiit, offers a useful overview of keywords related to FASD. 

Canada FASD Research Network is a collaborative, interdisciplinary research network, with collaborators, researchers and partners across the nation. 

Health Canada, About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.  

Services available for Inuit with FASD and caregivers 

Piruqatigiit community resource list including Nunavut organizations and link to funding available.

Provincial Assessment of FASD Programs and Services for Ontario Inuit (Sept 30, 2018).

CanFASD. “Fetal Alcohol. 2020. “Supporting the FASD Community during COVID-19.” Supporting the FASD community during COVID-19, 2020. Available online.

Piruqatigiit offers a number of different programs and events for Inuit with FASD or suspected FASD as well as caregivers and families. 

Supports and Interventions, FASD, Government of Manitoba. 

Inuuqatigiit Centre serves Inuit children, youth and their families in the southern urban setting of the City of Ottawa. In partnership with parents and community, they foster strong Inuit children, youth and families by providing a learning environment that will enhance children’s overall well being, adaptability and strength in a proud Inuit cultural environment.

Education and Criminal Justice Sectors, Policy-Makers and FASD  

BC-based Provincial Outreach Program for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (POPFASD) has a mandate to increase educators’ capacity to meet the learning needs of students with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Learning Together: Let’s talk about FASD, Piruqatigiit centre provides useful, accessible information as well as tips on how to support. 

Excluded: Increasing Understanding, Support and Inclusion for Children with FASD and their Families, Representative for Children and Youth, April 2021, provides and in-depth look at FASD, children and families in the province of BC.  

FASD and TRC Call to Action 34.4: A Consideration of Evaluation Methods, Department of Justice Canada (May 30, 2019).