What is FASD

Generally referred to as FASD, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders are the most common, most expensive, yet most preventable of all mental disorders in the industrialized world. FASworld is dedicated to the idea that a woman should not drink alcohol when planning or during pregnancy. Read More

Vision Statement (Long Term)

FASD shall be recognized as Canada’s most common, most expensive, yet most preventable mental disorder.

Mission Statement (5 Year)

Canadian FASD support organizations shall present a collective front to governments, social agencies, media and the general public to raise awareness of the social costs of FASD and create action programs to carry out this mandate.

The Brain: Mental Health

MR Images Show How Fetal Alcohol Exposure Affects Children’s Brains Children exposed to alcohol during fetal development show brain structure and metabolism alterations that can be seen using various imaging techniques.
The study’s findings were presented November 25, 2012, at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), held in Chicago (IL, USA). Alcohol use by expectant mothers can lead to problems with the mental and physical development of their children – a disorder known as fetal alcohol syndrome.


Conferences & Events

February 2013 – The 5th International Conferece on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Research: Results and Relevance Integrating Research, Policy, and Promising Practice Around the World Conference Updates: Abstract Submissions are now closed. Thank you.Conference Date: February 27 – March 2, 2013.

September 2013 – 1st International Conference of FASD

Preventing harm from alcohol use during pregnancy. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada September 23 – 25, 2013



  • FACE 2014 – Fetal Alcohol Canadian Expertise

    Although it will not take place on September 9th, the annual meeting and 15th anniversary of FACE (Fetal Alcohol Canadian Expertise) Research Network is aimed at advancing FASD awareness and research. The meeting will be held on September 17th in Toronto. ALL are welcome. Program and registration details @ http://bit.ly/1kJ7QGL

  • Enlightened brewer labels beer…

    “…Davis says he thinks his brewery is unique in Ontario with its warnings on its labels. For example, his beer has a warning against fetal alcohol birth defects taken from the U.S. surgeon-general’s office….” The Gananoque Reporter Gananoque, Ontario Thursday July 10, 2014 Wayne Lowrie The Gananoque Brewing Co. has been awarded a permit to […]

  • Alcohol labelling falls short: – midwife

    “…A Manawatu midwife is not only disappointed alcohol warning labels for pregnant women have not been made compulsory but thinks the industry should take it a step further…” (Ed. Note: Canadian beverage alcohol industry continues to fight against labelling in spite of overwhelming evidence that alcohol is a teratogen and should be identified as such.) […]

  • Perth magistrate wants FASD classed as disability

    “…Children’s Court magistrate Catherine Crawford has said that “explicit” consideration needs to be given for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder to be a “mitigating factor” in sentencing….” PerthNow Perth, Australia Emily Moulton Legal Affairs Reporter July 12, 2014 Children’s Court magistrate Catherine Crawford has said that “explicit” consideration needs to be given for fetal alcohol spectrum […]