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The best way to end FASD is information. We believe that when expectant mothers, caregivers, their support systems and people living with FASD are given enough information we will empower individuals from all walks of life to make positive change in our world.

FASD & Mental Health, It’s All Connected Virtual Conference

The Lakeland Centre for FASD will be hosting their 3rd Virtual Conference this year with the theme of FASD & Mental Health, It’s All Connected. Individuals with FASD face significant mental health challenges as a result of their disability. Individuals with FASD experience higher rates of mental illness than the rest of the Canadian population. An…

Speaking up against Stigma

The Lakeland Centre for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder would like to make a public statement about a January Saturday Night Live Skit Winter Formal.  We would first like to state that disabilities are not a punchline because making fun of someone with a disability encourages bullying and creates incorrect judgements.  We believe that judgement kills…

Treena Kurek – Post Diagnostic Coordinator

Hi! My name is Treena, I am a new addition to LCFASD and I’m so happy to be working with the Outreach Team. As an Outreach Support Worker, I assist caregivers, schools, and all other service providers in clients lives to establish appropriate supports and help clients be successful. I serve the entire Lakeland region…

Lakeland Centre for FASD would like to share with you Alberta’s exciting news in the world of FASD!

On November 8th the Government of Alberta, (including the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Ministry of Education), launched a newly developed collaborative approach designed to build capacity within the education system to better meet the needs of our students with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). This new service delivery model will be…

Melanie Kwiatkowski – Mothers to be Mentor

Hi! My name is Melanie Kwiatkowski, I am the new Mother to be Mentor at the Lakeland Centre for FASD. I work in the Bonnyville and surrounding area. I have been a mentor for 2 months now. I love how Bonnyville organizations work together to provide such great programs and resources to the community. Prior…

Jenine Chemelli – Post Diagnostic Coordinator

Hello, my name is Jenine Chemelli. I was previously an Employment Coordinator but am excited to be joining the Post Diagnostic Supports team here at the Lakeland Centre for FASD. My passion lies in Human Services and Social Work, this has allowed me to wear a few different hats after graduating from Red Deer College.…

Darlene Desrochers – Employment Coordinator

Hi I’m Darlene Desrochers and I am the new Employment Coordinator for Cold Lake and Bonnyville area.  Some may recognize me, as I was working upstairs at the Second Floor for five years, before moving to British Columbia. I was in BC for approximately 3.5 years. While there, I worked at the local women’s shelter…
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The Lakeland Centre for FASD provides cost-free programs and services in the Cold Lake, Bonnyville, St. Paul and Lac la Biche areas, as well as on First Nations and Métis Settlements through Alberta.

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