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Introducing Brad, Youth Liaison on International Youth Day

Date: August 12, 2017 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Events | FunWalk | Permanency and Adoption Support Services | Youth Network

International Youth Day (IYD) is observed annually on August 12. It is meant as an opportunity for governments and others to draw attention to youth issues worldwide.  Brad (right), ACO Youth...

A Self-Care Day for ACO's Youth Network

Date: August 8, 2017 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Events | Mental Health | Youth Network

Written by: Brad Gibbons, Youth Liaison with Living Experience in Adoption Self-care is an ongoing practice for adoptees. Unfortunately, not all of us are aware of our self-care. We often look to...

Mental Health, Instant Gratification and the Longevity of Self Care

Date: July 24, 2017 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Events | Guest Blogger | Mental Health

Written by Wendy Hayes, Communications Coordinator for International Self-Care Day.@_wendyhayes Personally, self-care has been a journey of healing trauma and managing my anxiety. When people used...

Last Week of Early Bird Registration

Date: July 16, 2017 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoption Support | Events | FunWalk | Opportunities to Give

Whoa – we’re already in our last week of early bird registration. Be sure to register before July 23rd to take advantage of our early bird prices and prizes. We know you want to be part of a...

Launching our 30th Anniversary Celebration – ACO’s Annual General Meeting

Date: July 7, 2017 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoption Support | Events | Opportunities to Give | Reports | Youth Network

On June 28th, friends and supporters of the Adoption Council of Ontario gathered together in a space graciously donated by KMPG to reflect on the year’s achievements. This included celebrating...

Invisible Identities, Pride and Adoption

Date: June 25, 2017 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Events | Guest Blogger | Mental Health

Written by: Wendy Hayes, Communications Coordinator Learning who we are is an ongoing part of life. Not all of us have an Eat, Pray Love moment where we figure ourselves out and move on. Identity...

Access to Mental Health Services for our Son – A Mental Health Week Blog

Date: May 1, 2017 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Events | Guest Blogger | Mental Health | Parent Perspective | Special Needs

Written by: a Family Formed Through Adoption. Inevitably, an entirely preventable tragedy will strike our anger-driven, drug-addicted 16-year-old son, at which point the horrified status quo will...


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