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ACT Online – Spring 2024

April 16 @ 12:00 am

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, April 16
  • Session 1B: Thursday, April 18
  • Session 2A: Tuesday, April 23
  • Session 2B: Thursday, April 25
  • Session 3A: Tuesday, May 7
  • Session 3B: Thursday, May 9
  • Session 4A: Tuesday, May 14
  • Session 4B: Thursday, May 16
  • Session 5A: Tuesday, May 21
  • Session 5B: Thursday, May 23
  • Session 6A: Tuesday, May 28
  • Session 6B: Thursday, May 30
  • Session 7A: Tuesday, June 4
  • Session 7B: Thursday, Jun 6
  • Session 8A: Tuesday, June 18
  • Session 8B: Thursday, June 20

Please make cheques payable to the Adoption Council of Ontario.

Additional Details

Cost: $750

Cancellations & Refunds: Click here  to view our Cancellation and Missed Session policy.

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.


Elaine Ash, MSW
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Elaine has been working in the field of mental health for over 35 years. She has experience working in child welfare and working with First Nations children. She worked for many years at the Out-Patient Child and Family Clinic at Trillium Health Partners, Credit Valley Hospital and has a private practice with the primary focus being Post-Adoption Integration work and addressing the mental health needs of children and youth who are navigating their lives as adopted children. Elaine is an experienced instructor and trainer and is an adoptive parent.

Fatima Di Valentin, MSW, RSW
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Fatima Di Valentin, MSW, RSW is a clinical social worker in private practice that specializes in trauma and anxiety in children and adults with a personal permanency journey. Fatima has a research interest in how adverse childhood experiences relate to chronic pain. Fatima is an experienced educator in both college and in the community.  She has over 15 years experience in the child welfare system and has worked in building permanency for children in each phase of the process.  Fatima is the mother to two biological children and has welcomed kin children into her family

Certificate: A certificate of completion will be provided to eligible participants.

Can’t attend this offering? 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.


April 16
12:00 am
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