Bissell Centre provides permanent supportive housing for people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Bissell staff are on-site to provide around-the-clock support for tenants living in an apartment complex. This is the first such facility in Canada that offers 24 hour support services for people with FASD.

The apartment complex is owned and operated by Homeward Trust with Bissell Centre providing in-house and outreach support for the people who live there.

Support Services Available

Bissell Centre staff provide support 24 hours a day/365 days a year and are trained and equipped to assist people with FASD. Staff provide tenants with a stable home environment, opportunities to integrate into the community, goal-setting sessions, and assistance with attending medical appointments, court appearances, mental health supports, and other commitments.

Support staff also arrange for group outings and will have will have Indigenous supports on site for tenants.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum of Services

Bissell Centre has been providing support for people with FASD for over 13 years. The FASS program focuses on prevention and awareness to support the well-being of individuals and families affected by FASD.

Please visit Fetal Alcohol Spectrum of Services (FASS) for more information.

For more information contact:

Manager, Integrated Case Management Services
Ashley Baxter
Phone: 780.423.2285 ext. 132
E‑mail:
abaxter@bissellcentre.org

"FASD is a preventable reality and the most critical thing we can do is create awareness and work to get upstream of this issue for the long-term."

— Gary St. Amand, CEO Bissell Centre