ACO’s Spring Provincial ARE 2023
June 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
|*Images are stock photos and not of actual children and youth being profiled
The Adoption Council of Ontario (ACO) is thrilled to invite you to this year’s Spring Provincial Resource Event (ARE) 2023! The ARE will take place on Saturday, June 3 from 9AM – 4PM, and will be accessible both virtually and in person.
What to Expect at the ACO’s Spring Provincial ARE 2023
With a return to in-person events, we will be hosting this year’s Spring ARE at the Delta Hotels Toronto Airport & Conference Centre (655 Dixon Road, Toronto). This will give you an opportunity to speak in person with CAS workers about children and youth in need of permanency. We will have a ‘Resource Village’ consisting of professionals and experienced adoptive parents who can provide support and guidance as you learn about children and youth who are being presented.
You will also have a chance to view educational presentations by adoption professionals and those with lived experience, allowing you to better understand the different voices and perspectives in adoption and permanency.
If you are unable to attend the in-person portion of the event, not to worry! You will be able to access the ARE through our ‘virtual venue’, where we will be live-streaming presentations and giving you the opportunity to speak with CAS workers through a virtual chat. Our partners at Adopt4Life will also be participating on the virtual venue to show prospective parents the ways they can find support on their journey.
The AdoptOntario Online Platform, which includes profiles of the children and youth, will be available to AdoptReady applicants from May 30th to June 27th, 2023.
A detailed agenda for the Spring ARE will be released closer to the event. In order to attend, please ensure you have an AdoptOntario account and then register for the ARE below. Registration closes May 30th, 2023.
*The provider of the virtual venue, Midland57 Media, will have access to registrant’s email addresses solely for event login purposes.
If you would like to learn more about the upcoming Spring Provincial ARE and how you can get the most out of your experience, be sure to also sign up for our ARE We Ready? webinar on Monday, May 29!
If you have any questions regarding the ACO’s Spring Provincial ARE 2023, please contact [email protected]. We are here to support you throughout this event and answer any questions you may have.
The AdoptOntario Team