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ACT Online – Fall 2022

October 25, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

ACT is an 8 week (48 hour) curriculum

Location: Online via Zoom (The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants closer to the event date; please see below for technical requirements).

Classes will be held each week on:

  • Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 9:00am to 12:00pm (EST)
    *any exceptions will be noted (**) below


  • Session 1A: Tuesday, October 25
  • Session 1B: Thursday, October 27
  • Session 2A: Tuesday, November 1
  • Session 2B: Thursday, November 3
  • Session 3A: Tuesday, November 8
  • Session 3B: Thursday, November 10
  • Session 4A: Tuesday, November 15
  • Session 4B: Thursday, November 17
  • Session 5A: Tuesday, November 22
  • Session 5B: Thursday, November 24
  • Session 6A: Tuesday, November 29
  • Session 6B: Thursday, December 1
  • Session 7A: Tuesday, December 6
  • Session 7B: Thursday, December 8
  • Session 8A: Tuesday, December 13
  • Session 8B: Thursday, December 15

Please make cheques payable to the Adoption Council of Ontario.

Additional Details

Cost: $750

Technical & set-up requirement: 

  • Laptop or desktop computer with functioning webcam and microphone capabilities.
  • Strong/stable internet connection with a speed of at least 10mbps
  • In order to preserve the confidentiality and comfort levels of all participants, anyone other than another ACT participant, should not be in the same room with you while participating in a ACT Zoom session; this includes children and teens.


Dianne Mathes

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Dianne is the Executive Director of the ACO and has over 35 years of experience providing therapy and education/training for individuals, couples, children and families and professionals. Using attachment therapy, she specializes in adoption and provides therapy and training on the experiences and realities of early separation, adoption, abandonment, trauma, abuse, loss and grief. Dianne is herself an adoptee and has experienced her own personal journey in adoption and reunion.

Karen Moore, RSW, MA

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Karen has worked in the field of children/youth mental health and permanency for over 25 years. She is an internationally recognized trainer in the field of permanency and enjoys co-creating learning and experiences with all members of the permanency galaxy. Karen is a registered social worker and works at the ACO as a clinical director as well as a trainer. She also has a private practice specializing in permanency work. Karen and her partner have 4 children and their family was formed by permanency.


Certificate: A certificate of completion will be provided.

Can’t attend any of this offerings? Click here to be notified about the next round.

Note: The ACT course meets the qualification for 48 CEU hours for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers in the state of California, USA. The ACO will pursue ACT’s eligibility in Ontario for professional continuing education hours.


October 25, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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