The foster family coalition is launching a new program to raise awareness for and assist people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Korry Garvey with FFCNWT says the new program will teach people with FASD rudimentary life skills to help with everyday life.

Participants will not need a doctor’s diagnosis and resources will be offered at no cost.

“FASD is very difficult thing to diagnose and we know it happens everywhere,” Garvey said. “We know people with FASD have problems with financial management so we will teach that along with time management, cooking, cleaning and other essential life skills.”

Programming will be available to 10 Yellowknife youths aged 16 to 29 starting at the end of May.

For more information call 867 766 3326 or email Korry at

Brett McGarry

Brett McGarry came to Yellowknife in early 2019 after graduating from Humber College with an advanced diploma in journalism. After covering city council and local business as a reporter, Brett is now an...

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