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!

April
25 Waiting Parent group Vancouver Area Vancouver Coastal Region
25 **NEW**- Nanaimo 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. I'll be there waiting to support you through either a quick chat or long discussion about the joys and challenges of being a parent through permanency.

May
2 AEP Online Refresher (Child in the Home) - May 2019 - Cohort 1

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

2 AEP Online Refresher (Child in the Home) - May 2019 - Cohort 2

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

2 AEP Online Foundations - May 2019 Cohort 1 - BC General Online

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

2 AEP Online Foundations - May 2019 Cohort 2 - BC General Online

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

6 TERRACE- Brain Based Approach for FASD NB Northern BC

2 days of valuable training based on Diane Malbin's book: "Trying Differently Rather than Harder" on using a brain based approach to supporting individuals with FASD and other Neurobeahvioural challenges.

7 Courtenay & Campbell River coffee Group

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

9 FREE Adoption Information Session-Nanaimo Central & North Vancouver Island

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.

9 Waiting Child FREE Information Session - LOCATION HERE Fraser Region

Come and learn about BC's Waiting Children. There are hundreds of children and youth in BC foster care who are waiting for adoptive families.

9 Waiting Child FREE Information Session - Victoria South Vancouver Island

Come and learn about BC's Waiting Children. There are hundreds of children and youth in BC foster care who are waiting for adoptive families.

14 Trauma Informed Parenting: The First Year of Placement Online Workshop - Spring 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.

16 Safe Babies Webinar - Online Workshop - Spring 2019

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.

16 North Okanagan Adoptive Parents Support Group Interior BC

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

22 THIRD ANNUAL Foster Parents You DO Make a Difference Conference! Vancouver Coastal Region

 

24 Timberline Ranch Adoptive Families Camp 2019 Vancouver Coastal Region

Join us for our 8th annual Adoptive Families Camp. Spend the weekend with us at Timberline Ranch in Maple Ridge. Each year we sell out - register your family early for this unforgettable weekend!

June
1 Kamloops Family Fun Day Interior BC

Please Join Insight Support Services and AFABC for an afternoon of family fun- It's FREE!

4 Courtenay & Campbell River coffee Group

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

6 Waiting Child FREE Information Session - Victoria South Vancouver Island

Come and learn about BC's Waiting Children. There are hundreds of children and youth in BC foster care who are waiting for adoptive families.

13 AEP Online Refresher (Child in the Home) - June 2019 - Cohort 1

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

14 AFABC presents Myles Himmelreich for Adults Central & North Vancouver Island

****Registration will open soon!****

Myles Himmelreich is a Canadian motivational speaker who inspires audiences and offers insight into his experiences, that include both the challenges and successes that he has faced. Myles has spoken to national and international audiences, motivating and captivating them, with his personal journey through life that includes his dealings with FASD

14 AFABC presents Myles Himmelreich for Youth Central & North Vancouver Island

***Registration opening soon***

Myles Himmelreich will share his unique perspective and the struggles and successes he experiences living life with FASD.

18 AFABC Annual General Meeting

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!

July
2 Courtenay & Campbell River coffee Group

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