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.

Vision

Working together towards a future free of FASD

Mission

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

Vision

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

Mission

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

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FASD TRAINING PROGRAM
Free Training – Earn A Certificate Online

FASD Online Courses

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

Annual Report
2020-2021

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.

Housing Job Listing May 2022

FASD Residential Supports and Services Program at Sheltering Arms, High Level, AlbertaFASD Housing Coach/Day/Evening/Night Qualifications • High School Diploma• Experience in the social services field in the area of disability[…]

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National Volunteer Appreciation Day

National Volunteer Appreciation Day April 20th Volunteers selflessly help others and make many lives better and that’s why April 20th is observed as Volunteer Recognition Day across the world to[…]

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FASD Podcast with Cathy Cross

FASD Family Life: Research & Resources Edition: WRaP 2.0 – FASD Coaching Partnership Project with Cathy Cross on Apple Podcasts

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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
wanda@nwr-fasd.ab.ca

Gaye Carpenter

Director of Operations

Cell: 780-502-0447
gaye@nwr-fasd.ab.ca

Nancy Christian

Human Resources/Finance

Cell: 780-841-5481
nancy@nwr-fasd.ab.ca

Holly Stephenson

Residential Program Supervisor

Cell: 780-841-4295
holly@nwr-fasd.ab.ca

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Blonde-locked. Leader. No followers.

Malcolm Function

Error-prone.

Kathy Response

Answers back.

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Favorite color: green

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.

Vision

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




Misson

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

Values

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