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Glossary

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS)

Syndrome d'alcoolisation fœtal (SAF)

A group of conditions that can occur in a person who was exposed to alcohol before birth. These effects can include physical, psychological, behavioural, and even learning problems.

First Nations

Premières Nations

First Nations is a term used to describe Indigenous peoples in Canada who are not Métis or Inuit. First Nations people are original inhabitants of the land now known as Canada.

Former youth in care

Jeunes pris en charge (par l'État)

This term refers to individuals who have had the experience of being removed from their home and placed "in care" under the child protection system. This may have been a foster family, group home, or other placement.

Foster family (FF)

Famille d'accueil (FA)

Families that welcome children and youth who have been placed in care and who cannot live with their families. Foster parents can be relatives or unrelated to the child.

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