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Pathways for Families who live in Eastern Ontario – Spring 2022

April 19, 2022 @ 6:30 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.


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

Regions: To find out if this offering is for your region – click here.

Time: Tuesday Evenings; 6:30pm to 9:30pm (EST)


  • Session 1: April 19, 2022
  • Session 2: April 26, 2022
  • Session 3:  May 3, 2022
  • Session 4: May 10, 2022
  • Session 5: May 17, 2022
  • Session 6: May 24, 2022
  • Session 7: May 31, 2022
  • Session 8: June 7, 2022
  • Session 9 (Decoding): September 13, 2022

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.



Teresa Jarosz
[email protected]
Teresa is an approved adoption practitioner and a social worker with over 20 years experience. She provides supportive counseling for adopted youth and parents and assisted families in locating and accessing mental health services. She is an experienced PRIDE trainer and an adoptive parent.

Jennifer Phair, BSW
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Jennifer Phair graduated from the University of Western Ontario, with an Honours Bachelor of Social Work Degree in 1993.  Since that time, Jennifer has dedicated her career to the child welfare sector, and improving the lives of children, youth and families.  She is currently an Adoption Supervisor at Durham Children’s Aid Society.   With over 29 years of extensive child welfare experience as a front line worker and service supervisor, she brings a breadth of knowledge of the child welfare system, from intake, to supporting families in an ongoing capacity, to child and youth services and 9 years of direct experience in adoption, both as a practitioner and supervisor.  Jennifer has attended the Adoption Competency Training and  has a strong commitment to permanency and adoption  journeys.


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.


April 19, 2022
6:30 pm
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