Newly Placed Pathways – Fall 2023

Pathways to Permanence is a multi-sessional psycho-educational program 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, and must have adopted (or be fostering-to-adopt) through a children’s aid society, to attend our free Pathways program. Please note - we […]

Teen Pathways – Fall 2023

Pathways to Permanence is a multi-sessional psycho-educational program 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, and must have adopted (or be fostering-to-adopt) through a children’s aid society, to attend our free Pathways program. Please note - we […]

FASD Pathways – Fall 2023

Pathways to Permanence is a multi-sessional psycho-educational program 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, and must have adopted (or be fostering-to-adopt) through a children’s aid society, to attend our free Pathways program. Please note - we […]

Opening Keynote – Adoption & Permanency Education Month

Opening Keynote | Wednesday, November 1st at 12 PM Join our Executive Director, Dianne Mathes, who will welcome you to the launch of Education & Adoption Awareness Month 2023. She will talk about the importance of the month, some highlights to look forward to, and our overall theme – Surrounding Yourself with Support: Stories, Resources […]

What is Adoption? – Adoption & Permanency Education Month

What is Adoption? | Thursday, November 2nd at 12 PM Join our Executive Director, Dianne Mathes, who will welcome you to the launch of Education & Adoption Awareness Month 2023. She will talk about the importance of the month, some highlights to look forward to, and our overall theme – Surrounding Yourself with Support: Stories, […]

Supporting Adoptees & Birth Parents – Adoption & Permanency Education Month

Supporting Adoptees & Birth Parents | Tuesday, November 7th at 7:30 PM Wendy Rowney & Karen Lynn, members of ACO’s Education Advisory Committee, along with other members of our community partner, ASK (Adoption Support Kinship – see https://www.askaboutreunion.org/ ), will participate in a conversation about the importance of support and community for adoptees and birth […]

The Adult Adoptee Network – Adoption & Permanency Education Month

The Adult Adoptee Network | Wednesday, November 8th at 12 PM Join us as we talk to Judith Craig about The Adult Adoptee Network of Ontario. The Network was founded in January 2018 and is a network of adult adoptees who meet monthly to co-create a space where adoptees connect to share their experiences and […]

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 […]

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