Alberta Family Wellness Initiative


– The Alberta Family Wellness Initiative (AFWI) is a program established to apply the latest research about brain and biological development in children. How these two factors relate to early childhood development, children’s mental health and the lifelong impact on a person’s life are related in articles, videos, and other resources available to parents.

The AFWI has partnered with numerous local, provincial, national, and international organizations, to bring leading scientists and other experts together with researchers, policy makers, healthcare professionals, front-line workers, and the public to share ideas and co-ordinate strategies that promote family wellness.Child brain

 – For an array of articles and videos visit:

To view the animated video, “How Brains are Built” visit: