Northwest Regional Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Society Mackenzie Network

AGM 2020

NWR FASD Society Annual General Meeting

July 27, 2020

12:00 – 1 pm via ZOOM


“To enable communities to work towards substance free births, while supporting those individuals impacted with FASD”

Please join us as we review the last year and move forward in the work we do in the Mackenzie Region.

To join our AGM via Zoom please call 780-926-3375 or email for the sign in information

Riel Hayden Salopree

October 19, 1996 - July 03, 2020

Riel passed away suddenly on July 3, 2020 in Meander River (AB), at 23 years of age.

Riel's passion was his relationship with his family. He was an artist, a writer, a book lover and an uplifter of people's spirits. He will leave a hole in the souls of his friends.

He was pre-deceased by his mother Vicki Salopree (2019).

Riel is survived by his dad Frank Camsell; brothers Cameron, Jordan, Tanner, Colby, Colton and Frederick.

Funeral Mass will be held at Virgin of the Poor Catholic Church in Meander River, on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 1:00 p.m., with Father Henry Kiggundu officiating.

FASD Education
Workshops and information sessions on FASD are available to any agency in the region for agencies and groups.

1.5 hour FASD Snapshot introduces the topic of FASD, it’s history and general overview of the diagnosis, it’s implications over a lifetime and supports available in the region and the province. This presentation can be tailored depending on time and audience.

40 minute FASD Prevention Conversation addresses the importance of prevention of FASD, the social issues surrounding alcohol use and the importance of conversation about the topic.  A provincial Youth Prevention Conversation program will be launched by January 2018

6 hour PEBBLES is an FASD workshop that reviews the impact of alcohol on the brain and identifies the connection of the behaviours observed in various settings to the brain damage caused by pre natal alcohol exposure. This workshop explores the importance of recognizing brain differences to create accommodation and supports for individuals impacted with FASD within the home, school, community, employment and other social situations.

Experience into Practice – FASD Supports and Services in Northern Alberta’s Remote Region is a 1.5 hour presentation that reviews the development of supports and services for FASD in the Mackenzie Region of Alberta.   Strengths, challenges, gaps and collaborations past and present are the stepping stones to appropriate FASD informed programming in our region.