Family 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!

August
21 Parksville & Qualicum Coffee Group Central & North Vancouver Island

We meet at the Starbucks in Parksville at 7:30pm.

22 Summer Splash Fraser Region

Join us at the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre Water Park in Langley for a family swim or splash!

24 Family Fun at the Water Park South Vancouver Island

Come cool off with your family at the Esquimalt Water Park!

25 Sunshine Coast Foster & Adoptive Family BBQ Vancouver Coastal Region

Join us in Sechelt for our annual summer get together! Sun Coast Foster Support, MCFD, AFABC, and Families with Children from China will all be celebrating together at Porpoise Bay.

25 Cable Bay Scavenger Hunt Central & North Vancouver Island

Family Picnic and Scavenger Hunt

26 Vancouver Canadians Game Vancouver Coastal Region

AFABC is delighted to invite you to enjoy a Vancouver Canadians home game! See you at the stadium!

31 Port Alberni drop-in Coffee Group Central & North Vancouver Island

Join me in the Full of Beans cafe to get to know others in your community with permanence.

September
4 Courtenay & Campbell River Coffee Group Central & North Vancouver Island

Our group meets monthly to explore contemporary adoption topics, and to support each other through the sharing of personal insights and experiences, in an atmosphere of confidentiality and trust.

6 "Putting it Together” Vernon FASD Conference Interior BC

Join the two day conference in Vernon this September 6-7.

10 External Brains Wanted with Dr. Diane Russell South Vancouver Island

In honour of FASD Awareness Day we are holding a full day workshop in partnership with the Foster Parent Support Services Society with Dr. Diane Russell where she will present her "External Brains Wanted" workshop.

11 Nanaimo Drop-In Coffee Group

Join me and get to know others in your community with permanence.  This is a great opportunity to meet other permanency families, waiting parents and to share your joys and challenges.    

12 Safe Babies Workshop - Sept 2018 Vancouver Coastal Region

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.

12 Remote Safe Babies Course Vancouver Coastal Region

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.

13 Online Conference Blended Model Child in Home session 1 Northern BC

Online conference regarding pilot project for Child in Home online AEP.

18 Waiting Adoptive Parents Support Group South Vancouver Island

Our group meets monthly to explore contemporary adoption topics, and to support each other through the sharing of personal insights and experiences, in an atmosphere of confidentiality and trust.

18 Parksville & Qualicum Coffee Group Central & North Vancouver Island

We meet at the Starbucks in Parksville at 7:30pm.

20 AEP Online Refresher (Child in the Home) - September 2018 - Cohort 1

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

20 AEP Online Refresher (Child in the Home) - September 2018 - Cohort 2

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

20 AEP Online Foundations - September 2018 Cohort 2 - BC General Online

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

20 AEP Online Foundations - September 2018 Cohort 1 - BC General Online

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

22 'What the L!' Workshop for Young Adults Vancouver Coastal Region

Being a young adult can be difficult; and being a youth in or from care comes with its own set of challenges. That's why this September, AFABC is partnering with NOC Society's Drive Forward program to provide youth with government care experience the opportunity to get their 'L' license, at no cost!

25 Permanency Planning Workshop Central & North Vancouver Island

Permanency Planning Workshop to discuss various out-of-care options

27 Victoria Adoptive Parents Network - September South Vancouver Island

Our group meets monthly to explore contemporary adoption topics, and to support each other through the sharing of personal insights and experiences, in an atmosphere of confidentiality and trust.

28 Port Alberni drop-in Coffee Group Central & North Vancouver Island

Join me in the Full of Beans cafe to get to know others in your community with permanence.

28 PIN-FAM-JAM September 28th 2018

We are hosting a Pinball Jamboree that supports families through adoption – a PIN-FAM-JAM! Join us at the Lamplighter Public House in Gastown on September 28th for a night of good company, good beer and a great location – all for an amazing cause!