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Pathways Weekend Intensive for Families – Fall 2023

September 29, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

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.


This Pathways intensive offering includes virtual, self-paced, and in-person sessions. To complete the course, parents are required to attend all sessions, outlined as follows:

      • one three-hour online session pre-intensive (select preferred schedule in application form)
      • approximately three hours of self-paced course content to read/watch and reflect on prior to intensive weekend
      • attendance at all Pathways sessions for the weekend of Fri, Sep 29 (evening) – Sun, Oct 1 (early afternoon)
      • one three-hour online session post-intensive (select preferred schedule in application form)
      • one three-hour Decoding session in November

Location: Online portions will take place over Zoom; the in-person intensive weekend will take place at YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre – 13300 11th Concession, Schomberg, ON L0G 1T0

Schedule Outline:

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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 (for online sessions): 

  • 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): This program will be facilitated by ACO PACT Program trainers.

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.


September 29, 2023
5:00 pm
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