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Wednesday Evening Pathways – Summer 2023

July 5, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Pathways is an 8-session curriculum


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.

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

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

Registration for this offering is now closed.  Click below to join the wait list; should a spot become available you will be notified. 


  • Session 1: July 5, 2023
  • Session 2: July 12, 2023
  • Session 3: July 19, 2023
  • Session 4: July 26, 2023
  • Session 5: August 2, 2023
  • Session 6: August 9, 2023
  • Session 7: August 16, 2023
  • Session 8: August 23, 2023
  • Session 9 (Decoding): September 13, 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.


Lesley Allen, BSW, CTPC
[email protected]
Lesley has over 20 years’ experience in working with children and families in both the child welfare system as well as the private sector.  Lesley is a family therapist, providing counseling services to families and individuals with a focus on supporting blended and non-traditional families.  Lesley is a Certified Clinical Trauma Practitioner with specialized training on the impact of trauma and the power of resilience.

Teresa Jarosz, BSW
[email protected]
Teresa is an approved adoption practitioner and a social worker with over 20 years experience.  She provides supportive counseling for adopted youth and parents and assisted families in locating and accessing mental health services. She is an experienced PRIDE trainer and is a trainer of foster parents. She is also an adoptive parent.


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.


July 5, 2023
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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