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The Asante Centre

The Asante Centre is committed to healthy brain development and the potential of people with brain-based diversity. They specialize in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), autism spectrum disorder, and other complex needs associated with prenatal stress, trauma, genetics, and/or mental health.

Asante strives to become a Centre of Excellence focusing on exposures during pregnancy as well as childhood abuse and neglect. They provide assessment and diagnosis, therapy, healthcare, research, resources, education, and mentorship. By scaling up services and advocacy activities, they will build a strong voice for social change in this field.

Over the next three years with SVP, the overarching focus of Asante Centre’s organizational strategic objectives are:

  1. Indigenize Centre practices and create maximum safety for Indigenous families accessing services
  2. Extension of Platforms for People with Developmental Diversities
  3. Incorporation of Specialized Primary Care


SVP grant commitment: $72,000 in 2018 which includes generous co-funding from the BPS Wealth Management Group at CIBC Wood Gundy (represented by SVP Partners Geoff Bertram, Tom Porteous and Eric Southam) in the amount of $21,600.

Executive Director: Allison Pooley
SVP Lead Partner: Michael Argast