The Lakeland Centre for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (LCFASD) provides cost-free programs and services in the Cold Lake, Bonnyville, St. Paul and Lac la Biche areas, as well as on First Nations and Métis Settlements throughout Alberta. LCFASD is a registered not-for-profit society with the province of Alberta and a recognized Charity in Canada that is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors, including the Executive Director.
We are committed to providing the highest quality services to persons affected by FASD, including children diagnosed with FASD, their families, schools, employers and community agencies.
The link between drinking alcohol during pregnancy has been known for thousands of years- there’s even a reference to it in the Bible (Judges 13:3-4 if you want to look it up). Despite this it wasn’t until 1973 that Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder was recognized as a specific disorder, and even now that most people know that alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix it remains a problem.