Changing the Conversation Symposium: Final Report

Manitoba FASD Coalition


The 2019 Canada Northwest FASD Partnership Symposium, entitled “Changing the Conversation” took place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, February 6 & 7, 2019. The symposium brought together a diverse group of over 90 stakeholders, representing all provinces and territories across Canada. The symposium aimed to discuss the ways we currently talk about FASD in Canada, and based on the initial recommendations of the Seeing the Spectrum report by the FrameWorks Institute, create initial ideas to reframe FASD in ways that promote greater dignity, understanding, and support for people impacted by FASD. This report highlights the events of the symposium, and identifies action plans to continue the work of reframing FASD.