BC's 10-Year Plan

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Building on Strengths
A Provincial Plan for British Columbia 2008 - 2018

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Building on Strengths highlights accomplishments since the release of BC's first FASD Strategic Plan in 2003 and provides a framework to guide provincial, regional and community efforts to address FASD over the next decade.

The Ministry of Children and Family Development in collaboration with other provincial ministries, and in consultation with families, service providers, and clinical experts has developed a plan that focuses on six important objectives:

  • British Columbians are aware of the risk of alcohol and substance use in pregnancy and of FASD as a lifelong disability.
  • All women of childbearing age and their partners and support systems have access to early support and follow-up.
  • All pregnant women and mothers experiencing substance use problems, and their partners and support systems have access to focused intervention and support.
  • Children, youth and adults living with FASD have access to timely diagnosis and assessment.
  • Children, youth and adults living with FASD and their families and support networks have access to comprehensive and lifelong intervention and support.
  • Service systems are coherent, integrated and coordinated, and benefit from strong research and evaluation.