Canadian Academy of Health Sciences FASD Assessment – Discussion Groups

Thank you for your interest in this important initiative to hear directly from those in the fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) community.

Across Canada, people living with FASD of all ages require different supports in terms of health, education, and social services. This research initiative seeks to hear directly from people living with FASD, their family members and those who work with them about their needs and experiences, so the government and policy makers know where to focus their efforts and investments.



If you are interested in sharing your voice – just click PARTICIPATE below, which will direct you to a few questions. These questions will collect information to determine whether you qualify for the online discussion boards (which will take place across two days in January 2024). Taking part is completely voluntary and the information you provide now will only be used to invite you to participate, should you be selected.

Once you complete the questions and provide consent to be contacted for participation in the online discussion boards, someone from Environics Research will contact you with information about next steps and detailed instructions.

Please note that providing your information now is not a guarantee that you will be selected for participation.




Study Overview:

The research is being conducted on behalf of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS), who have been asked by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to deliver a comprehensive assessment on FASD. This assessment will provide the government with a summary of the evidence to inform Canada’s approach to addressing FASD. This activity is part of a broader consultation that includes other forms of public engagement, as well as an extensive review of the literature.

For more information about CAHS assessments, please visit:

Your voice, through this survey, is critical to ensuring that people living with FASD and those who support them are part of a conversation that will identify pathways forward.

What you will receive for your participation:

Everyone who qualifies and participates in the online discussion boards will have the option to receive $100 as a token of our appreciation, delivered through e-Transfer upon completion of all the activities as part of the online discussion. Please note that in order to receive your e-Transfer you will need to provide your details. All responses will be reviewed prior to delivering the honorarium to ensure your responses and information is accurate to avoid fraud.




All information collected, used and/or disclosed will be used for the purposes of this study only and administered as per the requirements of the Privacy Act. Environics upholds the highest standards of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and adheres to privacy standards set out by the Canadian Research Insights Council (CRIC), as well as ESOMAR, the global association for the data and insights industry.

This study has been registered with the Canadian Research Insights Council’s Research Verification Service so that you may validate its authenticity. If you would like to enquire about the details of this research, you can visit CRIC’s website If you choose to verify the authenticity of this research you can reference project code 20240102-EN468.

If you have any questions about the study, please contact Environics Research at: 




Environics Research is a Canadian market research company, founded in 1970, and headquartered in Toronto. Our goal is to allow Canadians to share their voices on issues that matter to them.


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