E-store provides resources and materials related to FASD

The Asante Centre in Maple Ridge, British Columbia has launched an e-store called the Minga Marketplace.

The Asante Centre has been providing assessment and diagnosis as well as family support services for families living with FASD and other developmental disabilities for the past ten years. As a way of celebrating their tenth year, the Society is expanding the Centre with an e-store selling DVDs, books, posters, pamphlets and promotional items. Profits from the enterprise will be used both for expansion of the Marketplace and to contribute to the sustainability of the FASD Society for BC.

“Minga” is a Quichua word (an indigenous language of Ecuador) which means “the coming together of a community for the betterment of all.” A minga was often considered each individual’s obligation to the community. The Society chose to name the new e-store “Minga Marketplace” as a way of recognizing that the prevention of FASD and support for affected families is a community concern and requires a coordinated community response.