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Pathways for LGBTQ2S+ Families – Spring 2023

April 15 @ 12:00 am

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:  St. Paul’s Bloor Street – 227 Bloor Street East, Toronto, ON M4W 1C8

Time: Saturdays; 9:00am to 4:00pm


  • Session 1 & 2: April 15, 2023
  • Session 3 & 4: April 29, 2023
  • Session 5 & 6: May 13, 2023
  • Session 7 & 8: May 27, 2023
  • Session 9 (Decoding): September 9, 2023


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.

Childcare: Childcare will be available for children ages 3 and older.  Childcare must be registered for in advance, when you complete the Pathways registration.


Karen Moore, RSW, MA
[email protected]
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.


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.

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 15
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