The Government of Saskatchewan is committed to reducing the incidence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Saskatchewan. Our goal is to provide knowledge, support and timely access to services to support women and families to have alcohol-free pregnancies.
Cognitive Disabilities Strategy Cross-ministerial Working Group
This committee is a cross-ministry policy forum to support an integrated approach to meeting the needs of, and improving outcomes for, people with disabilities and their families. The strategy takes into account the impact a disability has on individuals and families. Cognitive disabilities include FASD, autism spectrum disorders and acquired brain injury.
The committee is chaired by the Ministry of Health, with representation from the Ministries of Social Services, Education, Justice – Corrections, Advanced Education, Economy, and the Office of Disability Issues.
FASD Prevention Framework 2014
The FASD Prevention Framework provides a broad framework to guide the development and implementation of FASD prevention initiatives across human service sectors throughout the province.
ASD/FASD Evaluation Summary
A comprehensive evaluation of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) programming in the province, conducted in 2013/14. View the summary report.
Canada Northwest Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Partnership
Saskatchewan participates on this partnership along with Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut Territory and Yukon Territory. Through this initiative, the provincial/territorial partners are able to learn from one another, share expertise and resources. Joint conferences and symposiums are also held.
Manitoba's Looking After Each Other project has developed an FASD Language Guide that provides dignity-promoting alternatives to stigma-inducing words or phrases commonly used in society. The FASD Language Guide was endorsed by the Canada Northwest FASD Partnership Ministers on October 27, 2017. The language guide can be used in an effort to promote the dignity of those with FASD and their families.
Download the Guide in English or French.