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ACT Online – Winter 2023

February 7, 2023 @ 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

This offering is now closed!  Click here to be notified when registration for the next term is open.


  • Session 1A: Tuesday, February 7
  • Session 1B: Thursday, February 9
  • Session 2A: Tuesday, February 14
  • Session 2B: Thursday, February 16
  • Session 3A: Tuesday, February 28
  • Session 3B: Thursday, March 2
  • Session 4A: Tuesday, March 7
  • Session 4B: Thursday, March 9
  • Session 5A: Tuesday, March 21
  • Session 5B: Thursday, March 23
  • Session 6A: Tuesday, March 28
  • Session 6B: Thursday, March 30
  • Session 7A: Tuesday, April 4
  • Session 7B: Thursday, April 6
  • Session 8A: Tuesday, April 11
  • Session 8B: Thursday, April 13

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.


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.

Dawn Tracz
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Dawn Tracz is an adoptee who has over 25 years of professional experience working with individuals, couples and children and families. Using family systems and attachment therapy she works with the challenges of early separation, adoption, trauma, abuse and loss.  These experiences come together in adoptive families to make them complex and multi-layered.  Dawn is trained to use Thera-play and incorporates this technique during sessions when it is deemed helpful.  Dawn is a certified yoga teacher (200 hours) and uses her knowledge of anatomy, meditation and energy focused work with her therapy to support clients. Dawn has a Bachelor of Social Work degree from York University and is working towards the completion of her MSW at Wilfrid Laurier University where she is investigating the lived experience of people who were adopted as “older children”.  She is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.  She is trained in Thera-play, Triple P Parenting Program and has trained with Dr. Dan Hughes in attachment therapy. Dawn works in private practice at the Centre for Connections in Toronto.

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

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.


February 7, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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