I would like to share that Health Nexus is excited to announce the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Family/Caregiver Support Groups Project Call for Proposals for the 2021-2022 funding cycle! We invite you to connect with us to discuss this opportunity.
Applications are accepted for subsidies (up to $4,500 per group) for existing and new FASD Support Groups to provide a forum for families and caregivers to:
· Support each other and share information about Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (PAE) and FASD.
· Contribute to knowledge exchange across the province.
· Share effective/best practices between communities.
· Support parent/caregiver mentorship.
· Organize and mobilize local FASD initiatives to improve outcomes for individuals living with FASD.
Groups must be Ontario-based. Funding is not available for for-profit organizations.
The purpose of this FASD Family/Caregiver Support Groups funding is to bring together people who are providing care for a child, youth, or adult with FASD or those living with FASD. Groups may be facilitated by service providers, volunteers or ideally both. FASD Support Groups provide a ‘gathering spot’, whether virtual or in-person, and an opportunity for mentorship, information sharing, emotional support, and awareness activities.
To find the application package, please go to the FASD Ontario website. It contains the Application Form, the Application Guidelines and the FAQs. We will be hosting a webinar on May 11, 2021 from 12 to 1 PM where the call for proposals will be explained and questions will be answered. Register now!
We would like YOU to share the Call for Proposals with your contacts and networks, to ensure we receive applications from a wide range or organizations and individuals representing the diversity of Ontario. If you wish to support your members and stakeholders in applying for this funding, we have included flyers and some social media posts that you can share using your communication channels: https://trello.com/b/JRG9KTsV/fasd-support-group-funding-applications.
Please share the call for proposals/applications with RNAO members, as well as your contacts and networks.
For additional questions, please contact: FASDsupport@healthnexus.ca or contact me directly at my coordinates below.
Health Nexus Team Lead
416.408.2249 x 2250 • 800.397.9567 x 2250 • 416.408.6908 • firstname.lastname@example.org