The FASD-CAN Navigator role


Early in 2021, we launched a new support role we'd been planning for a long time – the FASD-CAN Navigator – to provide much-need face-to-face mentoring and support to our whānau and caregivers.

In 2023, we engaged two more Navigators, in Ōtautahi / Christchurch and in Te Tai Tokerau, Northland. The long-term aim is to have a Navigator in each main region across the motu.

The purpose of the Navigator role is to support those caring for tamariki/children and rangitahi/young people impacted by prenatal exposure to alcohol, and to enable the whole whānau to live their best lives.

Key goals are: 

  • Establishing a face-to-face whānau, parents/caregivers support group or supporting an existing one in the region
  • Providing advocacy and support for whānau, parents and caregivers
  • Providing education to whānau, parents and caregivers, as well as service providers
  • Networking with the disability sector to raise awareness of FASD
  • Developing a regional resource of FASD informed providers in the pilot region
  • Building relationships with professionals and service providers across sectors.


Click here to meet our FASD-CAN Navigators.