Presentation on theme: "Alberta’s FASD Cross-Ministry Committee An Initiative of the Government of Alberta."— Presentation transcript:
Alberta’s FASD Cross-Ministry Committee An Initiative of the Government of Alberta
Alberta FASD Cross-Ministry Committee (FASD-CMC) Evolved from FAS Partnership Cross ministry strategic planning Operational collaboration between provincial ministries
Leadership Co-chairs: Alberta Children’s Services AADAC Leadership will be reviewed every two years commencing March Report to Deputy Ministers.
Membership Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development AADAC Children’s Services Community Development Gaming Health and Wellness Human Resources and Employment Justice and Attorney General Learning Solicitor General
Purpose of the FASD-CMC To develop a comprehensive cross-ministry approach to plan and deliver provincial government programs and services. To develop a strategic plan to advise and make recommendations to government and community. To share expertise, best practices and resource materials. To facilitate opportunities for community stakeholders to network.
Principles Government focus on FASD is across the lifespan and is cross-ministerial. Commitment to engaging Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal community stakeholders Networking amongst stakeholders is important.
Roles and Responsibilities of the FASD-CMC Ensure consistency and synergy in government goals and priorities for FASD. Identify gaps in services and develop strategies to respond to those gaps. Facilitate linkages and cross-ministerial support with related initiatives. Provide support to Health Sustainability Initiative and the Alberta Children and Youth Initiative targets and strategies.
Activities FASD Provincial Activity Inventory - (completed March 2004) Review of Diagnostic and Assessment Escan (completed) Gap analysis (completed)
Activites FASD Provincial Strategic Plan – (ACYI strategy for ) Engage community through annual conference, consultation, etc. Consultation with clinicians re: National Diagnosis Guidelines
Next Steps Stakeholder consultation Finalize Plan Spring Conference – March 4, 2005
Contacts Alberta Children’s Services Darren Joslin: Phone: AADAC Laura Heal: Phone: Community Development Bonnie Stonehouse: Phone: Alberta Health and Wellness Annette Lemire Phone: Solicitor General Bob Sinclair: Phone: Alberta Learning Catherine Walker: Phone:
Contacts Justice and Attorney General Neil Wiberg: Phone: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Louise Hayes:Phone: Alberta Human Resources and Employment : Joan Duhig Phone: Alberta Gaming Paul Arnold-Schutta: Phone: