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Pathways for Families with Complex Needs

May 8, 2023 @ 12:00 am - September 29, 2023 @ 11:59 pm

Pathways is an 8-session curriculum

UPDATE – Eligibility:

Due to our current funding guidelines, outlined by the Ministry, participants must be an adoptive parent (including parents pre adoption finalization) or a foster-to-adopt parent, to attend our free Pathways program.

Please note – we are working to make Pathways available to other parent types (Customary Care, Kinship, Legal Guardian), and hope to be able to offer them soon.  If you would like to be kept in the loop on when these new offerings become available, please be sure to sign-up for our newsletter.


Who is this for?

This is a specialized Pathways training, offered on an individualized basis, for families with complex needs. It is designed to provide an intensive Pathways program to families who are experiencing a particularly difficult time in their journey and who are not able to participate in a group-based Pathways training due to the complexities they are facing.
(Note that, whether offered on an individualized basis or within a group setting, the content of every Pathways training remains the same.)

Interested parents are invited to apply.  A member of the PACT team will follow up with each applicant to determine eligibility before confirming placement OR help the applicant arrange a registration in a group Pathways offering.

If you have any questions about this specialized Pathways, please feel free to contact [email protected].


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

Time: To be coordinated with the Pathways Trainer, upon approval of application.

Dates: To be coordinated with the Pathways Trainer, upon approval of application.

Additional Details

Who: This training is for parents and caregivers where a placement has already occurred.

Cost: FREE! This course is being offered at NO cost to participants thanks to funding from the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.

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 families’ privacy and comfort levels, anyone other than another Pathways participant, should not be in the same room with you while participating in a Pathways Zoom session; this includes children and teens.


Certificate: A certificate of completion is available upon request.

To see other Pathways offerings in Ontario, click here to go to our events page.

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

Note: Ontario’s PRIDE curriculum is equivalent to The Kinship Center’s Pathways to Permanence 1 curriculum.

Detailed Information about Pathways 2

Click here for detailed information on Pathways 2.

© ACT: An Adoption and Permanency Curriculum for Child Welfare and Mental Health Professionals and Pathways to Permanence 2: Parenting Children who have Experienced Trauma and Loss are copyrights of Kinship Center, a member of Seneca Family of Agencies in California. Through a partnership with Seneca Family of Agencies, Adoption Council of Ontario owns the exclusive Ontario license to ACT and Pathways 2.


May 8, 2023 @ 12:00 am
September 29, 2023 @ 11:59 pm
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