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Pathways for Families in the North – Winter 2023

February 2, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 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).

Time: Thursday Evenings; 6:30pm to 9:30pm

This offering is cancelled.  Please click below to sign up for the wait list for a future offering.


  • Session 1: February 2, 2023
  • Session 2: February 9, 2023
  • Session 3: February 16, 2023
  • Session 4: February 23, 2023
  • Session 5: March 2, 2023
  • Session 6: March 9, 2023
  • Session 7: March 23, 2023
  • Session 8: March 30, 2023
  • Session 9 (Decoding): April 20, 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.

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.


Darby Crosby, MA RMFT CH RP
[email protected]
Darby is an adoptive parent, a Registered Psychotherapist and on the Registry of Marriage and Family Therapists. She has a private practice and works part time at Family Services York Region. She has provided counselling to individuals, couples and families who are dealing with various issues such as parenting, adoption, trauma, grief, anxiety, depression and domestic violence for over 20 years. Her experience includes working with all members of the adoption constellation. Darby has been a PRIDE trainer since 2007.

Terra Bovingdon, MSW, RSW
I am a child and family therapist in private practice for the past 13 years. For the past 22 years, my work has focused on children and families coming together through foster, adoption, and permanency. My practice includes international, domestic, and system adoptions, helping families work through challenges due to developmental trauma, grief and loss, attachment, and permanency. I work with parents to develop therapeutic parenting skills. My work also includes presenting on various topics to professionals, waiting parents, and parents engaged in healing parenting. I am also involved in facilitating the Pathways program.

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.


February 2, 2023
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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