Find out how to help prevent FASD

What causes fetal alcohol spectrum disorder?

The only known cause of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is drinking alcohol during pregnancy.


We have a range of resources and initiatives to help prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Yukon, such as the following.

Guidance for pregnant people

Read the guidance for pregnant people and their families.

Action plan


We provide workshops for health professionals working with:

  • people who are pregnant and use alcohol; and
  • child-bearing people and their families.




For more information, contact the Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services – Prevention staff, phone 867-456-3838, toll free in Yukon 1-866-456-3838.