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Single Parent Pathways – Winter 2024

January 31 @ 6:30 pm

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


Due to our current funding guidelines, outlined by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, 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 waitlist and sign-up for our newsletter.

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

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


  • Session 1: January 31
  • Session 2: February 7
  • Session 3: February 14
  • Session 4: February 21
  • Session 5: February 28
  • Session 6: March 6
  • Session 7: March 20
  • Session 8: March 27
  • Session 9 (Decoding): April 17


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.


Elaine Ash, MSW
Elaine has been working in the field of mental health for over 35 years. She has experience working in child welfare and working with First Nations children. She worked for many years at the Out-Patient Child and Family Clinic at Trillium Health Partners, Credit Valley Hospital and has a private practice with the primary focus being Post-Adoption Integration work and addressing the mental health needs of children and youth who are navigating their lives as adopted children. Elaine is an experienced instructor and trainer and is an adoptive parent.

Jacquie Tjandra 
Jacquie is a mental health professional who has been in private practice for the past ten years. She specializes in working with adult adoptees, first families and adoptive families. Jacquie has been a practicing social worker for 35 years and her experience includes working in child welfare as an adoption worker and adoption reunion counsellor. She has also provided consultation services to Children’s Aid Societies working with families where mental health concerns were identified. She is an experienced PRIDE trainer and has also delivered training to various community agencies and groups. In addition to training Pathways for the ACO, Jacquie also spent 5 years co-facilitating a Search and Reunion group.  In her spare time Jacquie enjoys oil painting and hanging out with her grandchildren.

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.


January 31
6:30 pm
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