FASD Funding - Goals, Objectives and Principles
The goals of the Fund are
- to assist organizations that have the capacity to enhance and build on already existing FASD activities across the country; and,
- to create new capacity where no previous capacity exists.
The four objectives of the Fund:
- Educate — Improve or increase awareness and understanding of FASD, its effects, factors of risk and resources available among the public and professionals.
- Collaborate — Develop and strengthen the coordinating functions that ensure access to tools, expertise and resources across Canada.
- Respond, promote and prevent — Address gaps and inadequacies in the systems for both prevention and support.
- Intervene — Address gaps and opportunities to improve outcomes for those affected.
The seven guiding principles of the Fund:
- Collaborative in nature, characterized by partnerships and leadership — always aim at building and maintaining capacity.
- Inclusive — supporting and addressing the needs of women who may use alcohol during pregnancy, as well as birth, foster and adoptive parents, partners and extended families, people with FASD themselves and their partners and/or advocates.
- Guided by understanding, compassion and respect — for women at risk, for people with FASD and their families, as well as for the need for safe and secure communities.
- Culturally appropriate — recognizing the importance and strength of cultural values, norms and traditions.
- Evidence based — informed by research and communication among all partners.
- Sustainable — both the outputs and outcomes of this project should continue to inform and be accessible to stakeholders across the country.
- Comprehensive — projects need to address FASD from a holistic perspective and contribute to more than one aspect of FASD.