10502-103 ST, High Level, AB
(780) 926-3375

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Northwest Regional Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Society Mackenzie Network

FASD is an umbrella diagnostic term describing the range of effects that can occur in an
individual who was prenatally exposed to alcohol.


Working together towards a future free of FASD


To enable communities to work towards FASD free births, while supporting those born with FASD.


Reconciling the Past, informing the Present and
Shaping the future.


To enable communities to work towards substance
free pregnancies, addressing historical pathways
while supporting individuals and family impacted with

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South East Alberta FASD Network (SEAFAN) Society provides a comprehensive, coordinated response to FASD to individuals and families within the region

Annual Report

March 2020 – April 2021 while the world shut down to address the pandemic, the NWR FASD Society moved into our newly purchased building… Read More

Latest News

What we have been working on and thing’s to come.

Job Opportunity: FASD Coach – Fort Vermilion

Join our Team. We are looking for a person to fill the position of Fort Vermilion and Area FASD Coach
Qualifications: High School Diploma with experience and/or some training in the social services field. Preference for a Post-Secondary 2 year certificate program in related field. Must be reliable and able to work in a team setting and independently under minimal supervision. Be able to provide a clear criminal records check and child welfare check. Must be willing and able to attend training sessions. Flexible work hours.
Must have a class 5 drivers and willing to provide a drivers abstract. Ability to speak Cree or Dene an asset. Some FASD knowledge or lived experience.
Remuneration: 28 to 35 hr/week depending on client numbers Benefits after 3 months.

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Join us on March 17, 2023 11:30am-1:00pm at
10502-103st NWR-FASD Society Mackenzie Network

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National Volunteer Appreciation Day

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Our Team

A wonderful group of individuals who will do everything to get you the knowledge that you need about FASD.

Wanda Beland

Executive Director

Cell: 780-502-1145

Gaye Carpenter

Director of Operations

Cell: 780-502-0447

Nancy Christian

Human Resources/Finance

Cell: 780-841-5481

Holly Stephenson

Residential Program Supervisor

Cell: 780-841-4295

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Sheltering Arms 7-S Housing

is the end result of a group of parents dream to have a supported living residence in the Mackenzie Region that would provide permanent or transitional supported housing for their children who were prenatally exposed to alcohol and in need of supports.
From this dream the Sheltering Arms 7-S Housing Model became a reality in 2016 and the NWR Fasd Society – Mackenzie Network moved into their own building in 2020. The Sheltering Arms 7-S Housing is one of the programs operated within the NWR FASD Buiding (Formerly Action North). This Supported Living Residence has four suites which each have a bedroom with their own private bathroom. There are two common areas. The common area attached to the suites is for residents and staff only and has a sitting area, staff office and programming space.
The seond common area is where the kitchen, dining and a games/seating area are located. In this area more programming happens as well as where visits from friends and family take place.
Sheltering Arms 7-S Housing is unique in Canada because of the level of supports and programming provided for persons living with FASD. This program was originally a pilot project, but is now recognized in the “FASD World” as an emerging model for housing for persons living with FASD.


All people diagnosied with FASD have access to safe, structured and supervised housing, empowering them to be active members in the community


The NWR FASD Society will advocate for and support those impacted with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder to attain secure, structured and supervised accommodations with programming that allows for growth, learning and skill development


Personal dignity, integrity and respect
An individual’s unique experience, needs and strengths
An individual’s right to a safe, supported living environment as needed
An individual’s right to supported employment, recreation and volunteerism as needed
Safe communites
Community parnerships and Collaboration