Hello ACT Alumni,
I hope you are all well. It was wonderful to see some of you at ACO's Education Day on Saturday October 22. We hope you enjoyed it!!
A quick but we hope interesting update for you. We have three important things to share with you and we'd also like some input in a couple areas.
1. November is Adoption Awareness Month
It's November, otherwise known as Adoption Awareness Month around here!!
The ACO is planning a number of events throughout the month. There's info about this on our AAM webpage. Stay tuned to it here: https://www.adoption.on.ca/adoption-awareness-month
3Here is our very short (just over a minute) Family Effect video that explains why we do what we do at the ACO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6yher2T5Eo
As part of Adoption Awareness month, the ACO is gathering information from pre-adoptive and post-adoptive families about the current system of adoption in Ontario that we want to share with our partners and the Ontario government. The links to the survey are on the AAM webpage noted above. Please feel free to distribute to families you know of.
We are also encouraging families to make an appointment and talk to their local MPP about adoption - telling their story and talking to them about how important it is to find families for kids in care and to support those families on their lifelong journey. They can learn more about how to to do this on our AAM page.
2. Training & Education Interests & Needs
As you may be aware, we recently held a 1-day ACO Education Day on Saturday October 22 in Brampton. It was very well received by parents and professionals alike. We wanted to reach out to all our ACT alumni and get your feedback on what your training and education interests and needs are going forward. This quick survey asks you why you might not have attended our recent Education Day and to what extent you might be interested in a 2-day conference about adoption & permanency sometime in 2017 or 2018. It should only take you 5 minutes to fill out and we would certainly appreciate your feedback.
For those of you that attended Education Day, you already received a survey about the Day and the idea of a multi-day conference in 2017 or 2108 so you don't have to fill this one out.
We ask that these surveys be completed by Monday November 7th - thank you!!
Contact Information. For additional information on these PACT offerings please contact us at: PACT Program, Adoption Council of Ontario 1-877-ADOPT 20 ex. 2990 | pact
The PACT Team