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Thursday Evenings Pathways – Winter 2024

February 1 @ 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 will be emailed to registrants closer to the event date; please see below for technical requirements).

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


  • Session 1: February 1
  • Session 2: February 8
  • Session 3: February 15
  • Session 4: February 22
  • Session 5: February 29
  • Session 6: March 7
  • Session 7: March 21
  • Session 8: March 28
  • Session 9 (Decoding): April 18


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.


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.

Fatima Di Valentin, MSW, RSW

Fatima Di Valentin, MSW, RSW is a clinical social worker in private practice that specializes in trauma and anxiety in children and adults with a personal permanency journey. Fatima has a research interest in how adverse childhood experiences relate to chronic pain. Fatima is an experienced educator in both college and in the community.  She has over 15 years experience in the child welfare system and has worked in building permanency for children in each phase of the process.  Fatima is the mother to two biological children and has welcomed kin children into her family

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.


February 1
6:30 pm
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