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ACO’s Provincial ARE 2024

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

ACO’s Provincial ARE 2024

Dear Prospective Adoptive Families,

The ACO’s Provincial ARE 2024 is just around the corner, and it is time to register! At this year’s event, we look forward to providing families with a space to make heartfelt connections, be a part of enriching conversations and education, and learn more about pursuing permanency. Register now and join us on Saturday, April 13th, 2024!

Event Highlights

Date and Time: Saturday, April 13th, 2024, from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Venue: NEW! Centennial College Event Centre – 8th floor (Progress Campus)

Registration Deadline: Registration has officially closed. Please contact [email protected] to learn more about how you can still participate! 

Agenda: Click here to view the tentative agenda. 

The ARE We Ready? Webinar: Many prospective adoptive parents find themselves overwhelmed and exhausted by this experience, especially if it’s their first time. This webinar will help guide you through all things ARE so that you are better prepared before, during and after the event. We are here to support and answer your questions so that you get the most out of your ARE experience. Register for the Provincial ARE and ARE We Ready? webinar here!

Webinar Date and Time: Thursday, April 4th, 2024, from 7:00-9:00 PM

Platform: Zoom Webinar (Zoom details will be sent out closer to the webinar date)

Joining in person?

We’re excited to welcome you in person. We’ve planned an enriching morning dedicated to education and an engaging afternoon focused on building connections. Take a peek at the agenda above to see what’s in store!

Joining from afar?

We understand not everyone can join us in person, so we have organized ways to ensure all prospective adoptive parents can participate. Learn about how you can take part as a virtual attendee below (attendees who attend in person can access these features too!). 

Watch Recordings

All live educational presentations will be recorded and made available through the Virtual Venue (this feature is a virtual platform where attendees can access event recordings, resources and have virtual one-on-one conversations with participating adoption workers) the week following the event. All registered attendees can access these recordings until Tuesday, April 30th, 2024

One-on-One Virtual Chat with Adoption Workers

We recognize how important the conversations with adoption workers are. That is why we are opening the one-on-one chat function on the Virtual Venue for three business days following the event. Here, you can send direct messages and organize a time to speak to adoption workers (if available) wherever you are located in the province (further details will be sent out closer to the event)!

Need assistance?

After registering, registrants will receive important event updates as the event date approaches. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected]. We’re here to help!

We are looking forward to welcoming you this Spring!

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This announcement is produced by the AdoptOntario program for prospective adoptive families and adoption workers and practitioners in Ontario. The information is intended to educate those interested in adoption about news, events and programs pertinent to their practice and/or journey. AdoptOntario is a program operated by the Adoption Council of Ontario, funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. Copyright 2023 AdoptOntario. All Rights Reserved



April 13
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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