Foster Family Coalition hopes to raise FASD awareness with picnic

The Foster Family Coalition of the NWT hosted a community picnic to raise awareness for FASD. (Francis Tessier-Burns/CKLB).

Learning about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is the easiest way to support someone living with it.

That’s according to Korry Garvey of the Foster Family Coalition of the NWT.

September 9 is FASD Awareness Day and the coalition hosted a public barbecue in Somba K’e park in Yellowknife to raise awareness. Nearly 50 people showed up to take in some sun and music.

Garvey says another important way to prevent FASD is to not shame mothers who are drinking when pregnant, and to offer to do activities with them that don’t involve alcohol.

She added that any women who would like some help can contact the coalition or the NWT help line, at 1-800-661-0844.

About the Author

Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis was a reporter with CKLB from January 2019 to March 2023. In his time with CKLB, he had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures.