Supporting the ACO
Adoption is a lifelong journey for all members of the adoption Galaxy. It may help to learn about, the significance of sibling relationships, therapeutic parenting, being open-hearted and the impact of adverse childhood experiences.
If you have a heart that is bigger than your bank account the ACO can benefit from your passion and commitment. We hold several events throughout the year related to recruitment, public education, advocacy and fundraising.
The ACO relies on donations to fund nearly 50% of our programs. We do receive funding from the MCCSS for our AdoptOntario program, a portion of our Pathways 2 Permanency Training and Centralized Adoption Intake Services. We need donations to fund crucial support to our community such as; child and youth hang-out sessions and Pathways 2 Permanence training for foster parents or relatives who are caring for a child but have not adopted. In our 2022 needs assessment survey (Banks, 2022) we learned from our community that Pathways 2 Permanency is a crucial helped them navigate the lifelong permanency journey. Your donation will help us provide this training support to foster and kin families.
Learn about our donors! (donor list)
Become a member
Members play an integral role in the governance of the Adoption Council of Ontario. Members help the ACO run smoothly as a community-based, non-profit organization. Members are asked to participate in the following ways:
- Attend and participate in annual and other meetings of members;
- Receive and review the annual financial statements;
- Vote on matters put forward for approval, including the election of directors;
- Hear about any other business, including reports on ACO’s program progress;
- Approve the by-laws and any amendments; and
- Approve significant changes to the purposes of ACO.
The Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors and general membership represent all aspects of adoption: birth parents, adoptees, adoptive parents, and adoption professionals from Ontario. Our adoption resource centre is supported through memberships, donations and program fees.
Annual General Meeting: More Info Coming Soon!
Are you passionate about adoption/permanency? Consider joining the board today!