About this issue

Through several virtual community projects, service providers and decision makers working with First Nations and Inuit women with substance use problems are discussing how the addictions treatment system, and related health and social services could better address the needs of First Nations and Inuit women in Canada.

Funding for this participatory online research is being funded by the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch of Health Canada.

Here you can link to:

- Information sheets that reflect the community’s online discussions, as they are developed.

- Other Documents and articles the community found topical

- Webcast presentations

- Links to websites the community found useful on integrated approaches to violence/trauma and substance use issues

We are currently working in collaboration with other organizations to respond to the Truth and Reconcilation Commission's Call to Action #33.  Please see the consensus statement below.


33. We call upon the federal, provincial, and territorial governments to recognize as a high priority the need to address and prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and to develop, in collaboration with Aboriginal people, FASD preventive programs that can be delivered in a culturally appropriate manner.

              –Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Calls to Action, 2015


June 2017 - Consensus on Enacting the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions' Call to Action on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Eight tenets developed by Centre of Excellence for Women's Health, the Thunderbird Partnership Foundation, and the Canada FASD Research Network.



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