FASD Awareness Day
Raising Awareness Every Year
Increasing awareness about FASD takes place on the ninth day of the ninth month of the year to symbolize the nine months of pregnancy and aims to bring attention to the risks of prenatal exposure to alcohol. Every year, on September 9th, international awareness takes place through events and activities around the world.
Families, governments, and communities are encouraged to take time to reflect on the dangers of drinking during pregnancy while also learning from the individuals and families affected by FASD.
Since 2002 NorWest Community Health Centres has been involved in an annual FASD Awareness day events with their FAS Coalition partners.
Since 2013, NorWest Community Health Centres has partnered with the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) to hold public awareness events to support informed choices about drinking and pregnancy. The LCBO has a long history of supporting educated choices about drinking, including not drinking during pregnancy, and offers resources in their stores across the province.
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