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October
28 Peer Networking for Parents - online! Online

Come connect with other adoptive/permanency parents for an informal discussion about what's happening in your family. Group members will share experiences and brainstorm together. *Note that registration for our meetings will open approximately one month prior to the session.

30 CANCELLED - Fort St John - Family Photo Session Northern BC

Due to rapidly changing COVID conditions and restrictions, we have made the decision to cancel all in-person events, including all photo sessions. We regret the disappointment this may cause.

November
1 FASD: Trying Differently Rather Than Harder Online

This free, three-part online workshop is for parents of children affected by FASD or other neurobehavioural conditions. Join us to gain a greater understanding as well as the application of a brain-based approach.

6 CANCELLED: Family Photo Sessions - VICTORIA Central & North Vancouver Island

Due to rapidly changing COVID conditions and restrictions, we have made the decision to cancel all in-person events, including all photo sessions. We regret the disappointment this may cause.

9 Caring for Children with Complex Needs - Virtual Online

Join our bi-monthly support group meetings for those currently parenting children with FASD and/or other complex needs. We will be meeting virtually on the second Tuesday of every other month at 6.30pm. This is a learning group and will have a theme each session. This group was formerly known as the FASD Parenting Group. This session's theme is: We're All in This Together

15 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. This session's theme will be on Adopting Teens!

18 AEP Online Refresher - November 2021 - Cohort 1 Online

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

18 AEP Online Foundations - November 2021 - Cohort 1 Online

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

18 AEP Online Foundations - November 2021 - Cohort 2 Online

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

24 Safe Babies Online Workshop - Nov 2021 - Foster parents and caregivers cohort Fraser Region

This workshop 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.

30 Town Hall with MCFD on Permanency for Adoption Awareness Month Online

Join MCFD and AFABC for a special virtual Town Hall presentation in celebration of Adoption Awareness Month on the topic of: Different Types of Permanency! Pre-register to be sent the event link and event reminders.

December
13 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 before the session.

January
6 AEP Online Foundations - January 2022 - Cohort 1 Online

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

6 AEP Online Refresher - January 2022 - Cohort 1 Online

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

February
15 Teens and tweens in Adoption - Online Workshop - Winter 2022 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.

17 AEP Online Refresher - February 2022 - Cohort 1 Online

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

17 AEP Online Foundations - February 2022 - Cohort 1 Online

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

23 Safe Babies Online Workshop - Winter 2022 Vancouver Coastal Region

This workshop is designed for those planning to adopt, foster, 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 workshop.

March
17 AEP Online Refresher - March 2022 - Cohort 1 Online

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

17 AEP Online Foundations - March 2022 - Cohort 1 Online

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

April
14 AEP Online Foundations - April 2022 - Cohort 1 Online

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

14 AEP Online Refresher - April 2022 - Cohort 1 Online

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

20 Trauma-Informed Parenting Online Workshop - Spring 2022 Online

Parenting kids with trauma can be tough at any stage of their development. This online workshop is designed to provide tips and tools for trauma-informed parenting and to help 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
5 AEP Online Foundations - May 2022 - Cohort 1 Online

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

5 AEP Online Refresher - May 2022 - Cohort 1 Online

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

June
9 AEP Online Refresher - June 2022 - Cohort 1 Online

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