Candice Sutterfield is the supervisor of the Mothers to be Mentorship program with the Lakeland Centre for FASD. This program supports women in the community within the Lakeland region who are struggling with addictions and are pregnant or post-delivery. The program is over three-years to mentor the women to a healthy lifestyle. Currently, there are 8 mentors in the region working with about 10 -15 women each.
Candice is well known in the community for her involvement and dedication with promoting community services and is a champion for change to programs that assist women at risk. One example is the Cold Lake Women of Influence planning committee to celebrate the achievements of local women who are empowering role models.
She has worked front line, with women at risk for 13 years prior to becoming the Mentor supervisor. She is proud of her knowledge and involvement with aboriginal woman’s health, prevention of FASD and mental health / addiction issues associated with women at risk.
Candice has attended many workshops and conferences on assessment and harm reduction to help provide the resources needed in her community, she has also helped create and implement programs for the hard to reach women to meet their needs.
Candice is passionate about making sure women at risk have options, education and resources to promote health and prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
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.