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Our events welcome everyone in the adoption and permanency 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 camps and fundraising opportunities.

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

January
30 Vancouver Waiting Parents Group Vancouver Coastal Region
February
12 Dawson Creek- Predictable Adjustments & SPECIAL GUEST! Northern BC

Join us as we view a 45 minute webinar and discuss it afterwards. This event is open to foster parents, adoptive parents, waiting parents, & guardians.

We also are expecting a SPECIAL GUEST at this meeting! Don't miss out!

13 AEP Online Refresher for CHOICES clients - February 2020 - Cohort 1 Online

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

13 AEP Online Foundations - February 2020 - Cohort 1 Online

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

13 AEP Online Foundations - February 2020 - Cohort 2 Online

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

18 Myles Himmelreich - Parent and Caregiver event South Vancouver Island

Myles Himmelreich is a Canadian motivational speaker who inspires audiences and offers insight into the challenges and successes of living with FASD.

18 Youth event - Living with FASD - Myles Hemmelriech South Vancouver Island

Pizza! Myles bonds with youth over pizza. He shows brain differences and provides insight about his successes and struggles of living life with FASD.

19 Trauma Informed Care: Education Workshop on the Sunshine Coast Vancouver Coastal Region

Join us for an educational workshop on Trauma Informed Care by clinical counsellor Carrie DeJong. Free for adoptive, foster, kinship, and permanency parents, and for Community Professionals!

19 VERNON- Adoptive Families Group

Our group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month to socialize in an atmosphere of trust and friendship.

19 Kelowna- Adoptive Families Group Meeting Interior BC

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.

25 Kim Barthel: Trauma-Informed Practice: Supporting the Kids We Bring into Our Lives Through Foster Care & Adoption - Langley Fraser Region

Presented by A Home for Every Child and Fraser Valley Foster Parent Association

25 Connections for Life Workshop (Nanaimo) Central & North Vancouver Island

Youth Workers, and parents: Come join us in Nanaimo to learn about the needs of youth who are aging out of foster care. Free workshop and lunch is provided.

25 Adopt BC Kids FREE Information Session - Surrey Fraser Region

There are hundreds of children and youth in BC foster care who are waiting for adoptive families. Come and learn about the Adopt BC Kids program.

26 Fort St John- Predictible Adjustments discussion Northern BC

Join us as we watch a 45 minute video and discussion afterwards. We invite foster parents, adoptive parents, waiting parents and guardians.

Bring your dinner or we can order in!

27 Thriving and Surviving: Nanaimo Central & North Vancouver Island

Adoptive parents and community professionals: Join us to learn about navigating the extremely challenging first two years following a placement. Free workshop and lunch is provided.

27 Adopt BC Kids FREE Information Session - Victoria South Vancouver Island

There are hundreds of children and youth in BC foster care who are waiting for adoptive families. Come and learn about the Adopt BC Kids program.

27 Safe Babies Webinar - Online Workshop - Winter 2020 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.

March
3 Prince George- Connections for Life Northern BC

Join us for a full day workshop while we learn strategies to support youth who are aging out of care develop positive support networks.
This workshop is designed for professionals who work directly with these young people, however, parents of older teens with a history of being in care would also benefit from this training.
Lunch is provided. Please notify me of any dietary restrictions.

5 QUESNEL-Thriving & Surviving Workshop Northern BC

This full day workshop is designed to prepare adoptive parents, guardians and foster parents (and professionals who support families) as they navigate the critical and often overwhelmingly challenging first two years of placement.

12 Stand Together 2020 Vancouver Coastal Region

LEARN GROW CONNECT INSPIRE - Welcome to the 14th annual Stand Together Conference!

18 VERNON- Adoptive Families Group

Our group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month to socialize in an atmosphere of trust and friendship.

18 Kelowna- Adoptive Families Group Meeting Interior BC

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.

19 AEP Online Refresher - March 2020 - Cohort 1 Online

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

19 AEP Online Foundations - March 2020 - Cohort 1 Online

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

19 AEP Online Foundations - March 2020 - Cohort 2 Online

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