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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!

March
9 FASD Parenting Group - Virtual Online

Join our monthly support group meetings to discuss parenting children with FASD. We will be meeting over videoconferencing on the second Tuesday of every other month at 6.30pm. Our theme this month is Debunking the stigma: how to talk to your kids about FASD.

10 Safe Babies Online Workshop - March 2021 Vancouver Coastal Region

This course is designed for those planning to adopt or care for a baby or toddler — especially if there is any risk of prenatal exposure. Learn about infant development, substance exposure, sleep issues, household and infant safety, support services, self-care, and more in this three-part online webinar workshop.

11 Lunchtime Virtual Support Sessions - 12-1pm Online

Join our Family Support Workers to discuss all things adoption! Waiting parents and adoptive parents (any type of permanency) are welcome. No theme today - please join to discuss any adoption-related topic, or just check in!

17 Family Event: Virtual Drum Group Online

We are meeting on videoconferencing after school for our Virtual Drum Group, co-hosted by Red Fox Healthy Living Society.

17 Virtual Support Sessions: Anxiety - Behaviours to Expect, and How to Cope - Registration Required Online

Join our Family Support Workers to discuss all things adoption! Waiting parents and adoptive parents welcome. Our theme is: Anxiety - Behaviours to Expect, and How to Cope. Registration is required for this evening event.

18 AEP Online Foundations - March 2021 - Cohort 1 Online

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

18 AEP Online Foundations - March 2021 - Cohort 2 Online

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

18 AEP Online Refresher - March 2021 - Cohort 1 Online

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

18 Lunchtime Virtual Support Sessions - 12-1pm Online

Join our Family Support Workers to discuss all things adoption! Waiting parents and adoptive parents (any type of permanency) are welcome. Today's theme is Setting up a Welcoming Home, but please join to discuss any adoption-related topic.

23 Family Event: Easter Crafts with Angie! Online

We are meeting on Microsoft Teams after daycamp (SPRING BREAK) so your kiddos can work on some Easter crafts with Family Support Worker Angie McMullen. Win a $25 gift card to Michaels!

25 Lunchtime Virtual Support Sessions - 12-1pm Online

Join our Family Support Workers to discuss all things adoption! Waiting parents and adoptive parents (any type of permanency) are welcome. No theme today - please join to discuss any adoption-related topic, or just check in!

30 Family Event: Indigenous Storytelling Online

We are meeting on Microsoft Teams after daycamp (SPRING BREAK) for storytelling with Indigenous singer/songwriter Taryn Laronge.

31 Safe Babies Online Workshop - March 2021- Foster parents and caregivers cohort Fraser Region

This course is required for those fostering or caring for a baby younger than 12 months of age. Learn about infant development, substance exposure, sleep issues, household and infant safety, support services, self-care, and more in this three-part online workshop.

31 Teens and tweens in Adoption - Online Workshop - Spring 2021 Online

Parenting teens and tweens is challenging. Parenting teens and tweens who are adopted requires specialized knowledge and tools to deal with the unique experience of adopted children.

April
15 AEP Online Foundations - April 2021 - Cohort 1 Online

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

15 AEP Online Foundations - April 2021 - Cohort 2 Online

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

15 AEP Online Refresher - April 2021 - Cohort 1 Online

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

19 Waiting Parents Group Meeting - online! Online

Come join our Family Support Workers and other waiting parents for an informal discussion. Join us if you're applying to adopt, approved and waiting, or even just thinking about adoption! *Note that registration for our Waiting Parent Group meetings will open approximately one month prior to the session.

27 Trauma Informed Parenting: The First Year of Placement Online Workshop - Spring 2021 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 first year of placement. The course helps parents understand the relationship between trauma and adoption. Parents will learn about the different types of trauma, how they manifest in the developing child, and strategies for parenting with a trauma-informed approach.

May
6 AEP Online Foundations - May 2021 - Cohort 1 Online

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

6 AEP Online Foundations - May 2021 - Cohort 2 Online

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

6 AEP Online Foundations - May 2021 - Cohort 3 Online

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

6 AEP Online Refresher - May 2021 - Cohort 1 Online

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

11 ANE Event TEST Online

Prospective adoption parents: sign up for this virtual Adoption Networking Event once you have been invited by your Adoption Worker

11 FASD Parenting Group - Virtual Online

Join our monthly support group meetings to discuss parenting children with FASD. We will be meeting over Zoom on the second Tuesday of every other month at 6.30pm.