Please note that the information may be triggering for some folx. If you need immediate assistance, please call your local crisis services.
It is recognized that before the events on both sides of the border, FASD Counselling and Consulting did not have a formal message on this website regarding our commitment to being anti-racist and anti-oppressive.
Natascha is a first-generation Canadian. She is a multiracial POC with mixed Asian ancestry. Her husband is Indigenous, and his family are survivors of the Indian Residential School System. He is Squamish Nation.
You cannot talk about disability without talking about race. You cannot talk about complex trauma and not analyze the oppressive systems that continually re-traumatize the marginalized folx we work with every day. Racism, colourism, sexism, homophobia, and ableism exist here in British Columbia and across Canada, particularly within the mental health field. FASD Counselling and Consulting has always been aware of these intersectionalities and has advocated for systems change.
We now commit to doing more. Rather than just operating from an anti-oppressive framework and creating a safe space for BIPOC folx, we will name the broken systems and advocate for real change now. If you have questions about how we are going to accomplish this mission, please contact us directly.
Black Lives Matter. Indigenous Lives Matter.
FASD Counselling and Consulting is listed on the Healing in Colour Directory. If you would like to learn more about this project, the founders, and find other BIPOC clinicians, please visit the website.