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Pathways on Demand

August 1 @ 12:00 am

Pathways to Permanence is a multi-sessional psycho-educational program


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, and must have adopted (or be fostering-to-adopt) through a children’s aid society, to attend our free Pathways program.

Please note – we are working to make Pathways available to all permanency parents (Customary Care, Kinship, Legal Guardian, International Adoptions, Private Adoptions), 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.


Expression of Interest

In an effort to better serve the community and to ensure that we are able to deliver a full and rich program we are opening up select Pathways offerings on a by demand basis. We invite eligible families who are interested in taking the Pathways to submit an expression of interest. Once we have received enough participants to move forward with the offering, we will confirm the dates. Offerings are typically scheduled once weekly on a weekday evening (Monday-Thursday) from 6:30-9:30 pm; other times could be available depending on interest.

Format/Location Options:

  • Online (The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants closer to the event date; please see below for technical requirements)
  • In-person
  • Hybrid (a mix of online and in-person sessions)

Time: To be scheduled once we have received enough interest

Dates: To be scheduled once we have received enough interest

Current selection of on demand offerings:

  • Pathways for Indigenous Parents
  • Pathways for 2SLGBTQ+ Parents
  • Pathways for Simcoe Families


Additional Details

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

Cost: 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.

Trainer(s): TBC

Certificate: A certificate of completion is available after the offering is complete.

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.

Detailed Information about Pathways

Click here for detailed information on Pathways.

© 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.


August 1
12:00 am
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