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.

Pregnant Pause Raises Awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Nearly 30% of expectant mothers still drink alcohol while pregnant Prenatal exposure to alcohol can permanently damage the baby’s brain.
Toronto, Ontario – September 9, 2014 – A “pregnant” flash mob descended upon Yonge and Dundas today at 9:00 a.m., on the 9th day of the 9th month, to support Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day (#FASDay).

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FASD News

  • FASDay Media Release

    Pregnant Pause Raises Awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Nearly 30% of expectant mothers still drink alcohol while pregnant Prenatal exposure to alcohol can permanently damage the baby’s brain Toronto, Ontario – September 9, 2014 – A “pregnant” flash mob descended upon Yonge and Dundas today at 9:00 a.m., on the 9th day of the […]

  • FASDay Media Advisory

      MEDIA ADVISORY / INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY   Nearly 30% of expectant mothers still drink alcohol while pregnant Prenatal exposure to alcohol can permanently damage the baby’s brain   WHAT:                                      FASDay – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day The first FASD Awareness Day was celebrated on 9/9/99 in Toronto – the ninth day of the […]

  • 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.) […]