History

Hover / Click to View
The Rural FASD Support Network was founded in 2018 by a small group of dedicated volunteers with personal knowledge of, and experience with FASD. We serve the counties of Lanark and Leeds & Grenville within Eastern Ontario but welcome all across the province of Ontario.  We became a non-profit corporation in 2019 and currently serve 156 members. 

Vision

Hover / Click to View

We recognize that the journey to finding workable solutions takes time and can be extremely challenging. However, we believe that with the proper supports, individuals and families impacted by FASD can achieve success and reach their full potential. 

Mission

Hover / Click to View

Our goal is to help others navigate the complex challenges related to living with FASD.  Utilizing the lived experiences and expertise of peers, families, and professionals we focus on helping those affected by FASD access resources, services, and information that can best support them.

Purpose

Hover / Click to View
Our purpose is to connect and provide caregivers and individuals impacted by FASD with appropriate local supports. These supports are in collaboration with medical professionals, community service providers, support groups, local media, researchers, educators, as well as government ministries and representatives.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors consists solely of individuals with FASD and their caregivers to guarantee direct input and decision-making within the organization. We use the DACI model for our structural hierarchy and follow the motto With Us, not For Us.

Angela De Rose – Individual with FASD rep

Rob MoreChair

Mark De RoseSecretary

Steve Bridson – Treasurer

Michelle Kilner – member-at-large and fundraising

Diane Greer – member-at-large and Leeds-Grenville rep

Malcolm MacIntosh – member-at-large and adult rep

Patrick Ross – member-at-large and project management

Cassie More – member-at-large, Individual living with FASD, youth and young adults

Rhonda Gainsford – member-at-large

By-Laws

Environmental Scan

AGM Minutes

Feb 17 2024

Feb 18 2023

Feb 19, 2022

Feb 20, 2021

AGM Meeting Minutes - Feb 15, 2020

Feb 15, 2020

“It is estimated that 4% of the Canadian population lives with FASD, many of whom are undiagnosed”

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”