A Birth Mother’s Story – Adoption & Permanency Education Month

A Birth Mother’s Story | Thursday, November 9th at 7:30 PM Wendy Rowney & Karen Lynn, members of ACO’s Education Advisory Committee, will interview Marilyn Churley about her book Shameless: The Fight for Adoption Disclosure Records & the Search for her son. Recommended Audience: For birth parents, adoptees & professionals. This pass includes access to […]

Openness & Openheartedness in Adoption – Adoption & Permanency Education Month

Openness & Openheartedness in Adoption | Tuesday, November 14th at 7:30 PM Back by popular demand, author & adoptive mother, Lori Holden will be joined by Angela Tucker, adoptee, podcaster, speaker to expand upon Lori’s presentation to us last year about Open-heartedness in adoption and permanency. Recommended audience: everyone. This pass includes access to ALL […]

7 Core Issues for Children & Teens – Adoption & Permanency Education Month

7 Core Issues for Children & Teens | Wednesday, November 15th at 12 PM Allison Davis Maxon will join us once again this year to talk about her new 7 Core Issues Workbook for Children & Teens. This trauma-informed resource can be used by professionals and parents to help young people understand their adoption and […]

Youth Day – Adoption & Permanency Education Month

Youth Day | Thursday, November 16th (on-going throughout the day) Children and youth involved in the ACO’s Kids Hangout sessions and Youth network will present their perspectives on adoption and permanency in a variety of ways. You won’t want to miss this day! Recommended Audience: all. This pass includes access to ALL events for free.  […]

Professional Training Day – Adoption & Permanency Education Month

Professional Day | Friday, November 17th from 9:30 AM-3:30 PM A training day for professionals working with families and people impacted by adoption and permanency journeys. Recommended Audience: professionals. Registration for this event is now closed.  This pass includes access to ALL events for free.  During November (which is Adoption Awareness Month in North America), […]

Stories by Adoptees – Adoption & Permanency Education Month

Stories by Adoptees | Tuesday, November 21st at 7:30 PM Join Wendy Rowney, a member of the ACO’s Education Advisory Committee, as she moderates a discussion with Cindy Stewart, Wendy Hayes, Jay Lomax & Haley Radke who have all shared some of their experiences as an adopted person through books, poetry, videos and podcasts. Hear […]

Stories for Children – Adoption & Permanency Education Month

Stories for Children | Wednesday, November 22nd at 12 PM Join Sylvia Gibbons as she talks to Lynn Deiulis, Sofie Stergianis & Terra Bovingdon each of whom has written books for children about adoption. Hear how their experiences as an adoptee & child welfare worker, an adoptive parent & adoption professional, and an adoption & […]

Living with FASD – Adoption & Permanency Education Month

Living with FASD | Thursday, November 23rd at 7:30 PM Join Karen Moore and Shelby, FASD Youth Advocate as they present a workshop on living with FASD. Recommended Audience: all This pass includes access to ALL events for free.  During November (which is Adoption Awareness Month in North America), the ACO provides education and connection […]

Discover the Autism Spectrum and Adoptive Parenting | Two Part Event

Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto 2206 Eglinton Ave E., Toronto, Ontario

We invite you this November to a two-part event called Discover the Autism Spectrum and Adoptive Parenting. This two-part series, led by the AdoptOntario program, will be showcased at the ACO's Adoption and Permanency Education Month! Sign up and join us this November 27th and 28th! Part One (Webinar) Whether you are certain or simply […]

The Secrecy Podcast – Adoption & Permanency Education Month

The Secrecy Podcast | Tuesday, November 28th at 7:30 PM Join Wendy Rowney, Karen Lynn, Cindy Stewart, Dawn Tracz, Travis Oke & Dianne Mathes who created a podcast about secrecy in adoption. Hear from them about their experiences and why they came together to do this. Recommended Audience: all This pass includes access to ALL […]

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