Events

Our events welcome everyone in the adoption community to meet for support, connections, and fun! We offer a variety of events, from playgroups to family outings, parent meet-ups and support groups, to marathons and fundraising opportunities.

Come and share your experiences, talk with others, and meet new friends and families like yours!

June
18 AFABC Annual General Meeting

PLEASE NOTE: The venue for this event has changed. It will now take place at the Museum of Vancouver.

Join us for an evening of reflection and celebration of the adoption and permanency community in BC at the AFABC Annual General Meeting.

20 North Okanagan Adoptive Parents Support Group Interior BC

Join us in Vernon for a chance to meet adoptive and waiting adoptive parents near you!

20 Adopt BC Kids FREE Information Session - Abbotsford Fraser Region

Come and learn about adoption from foster care. There are hundreds of children and youth in BC foster care who are waiting for adoptive families.

21 National Indigenous Peoples Day at Trout Lake Vancouver Coastal Region

9am pancake breakfast at Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre
11am Friendship Walk
12 noon - 5pm activities at Trout Lake.

22 Families with Children from China BC Summer Picnic Vancouver Coastal Region

FCCBC invites families to their annual summer picnic at Ryall Park in New Westminster. Waiting parents and adoptive families, youth and adult adoptees from China and Taiwan are welcome to join!

27 Waiting Parent Meet-up Vancouver Coastal Region

Join us for a potluck appy party at the office to kick off the summer

July
2 Courtenay & Campbell River coffee Group

We meet at the Common Ground Café in Courtenay at 7pm.

5 Peace area Family Campout and Picnic

Join us for a weekend of camping or just for the day! Thanks to a donation from Energetic Edge Cheer Assn, this event is possible!

20 Picnic at the Farm Central & North Vancouver Island
August
6 Courtenay & Campbell River coffee Group

We meet at the Common Ground Café in Courtenay at 7pm.

11 Cable Bay Scavenger Hunt Central & North Vancouver Island

Family Picnic and Trail Scavenger Hunt

September
3 Courtenay & Campbell River coffee Group

We meet at the Common Ground Café in Courtenay at 7pm.

19 AEP Online Foundations - September 2019 - Cohort 1 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP Online Foundations.

19 AEP Online Foundations - September 2019 - Cohort 2 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP Online Foundations.

19 AEP Online Refresher - September 2019 - Cohort 1 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP Online Refresher (Child in the Home).

October
1 Safe Babies Webinar - Online Workshop - Fall 2019 Online

If you are planning to adopt a baby or toddler, locally or internationally, this course is for you - especially if there is any risk of prenatal exposure. Note: This webinar workshop is delivered online for your convenience.

1 Courtenay & Campbell River coffee Group

We meet at the Common Ground Café in Courtenay at 7pm.

10 AEP Online Foundations - October 2019 - Cohort 1 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP Online Foundations.

10 AEP Online Foundations - October 2019 - Cohort 2 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP Online Foundations.

10 AEP Online Refresher - October 2019 - Cohort 1 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP Online Refresher (Child in the Home).

November
5 Courtenay & Campbell River coffee Group

We meet at the Common Ground Café in Courtenay at 7pm.

7 AEP Online Foundations - November 2019 - Cohort 1 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP Online Foundations.

7 AEP Online Foundations - November 2019 - Cohort 2 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP Online Foundations.

7 AEP Online Refresher - November 2019 - Cohort 1 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP Online Refresher (Child in the Home).

12 Trauma Informed Parenting: The First Year of Placement Online Workshop - Fall 2019 Online

The first year of adoption placement can be tough - especially for parents managing kids with trauma. This online workshop is designed to provide tips and tools for trauma informed parenting in the in the first year of placement.