All Events

April
2 Courtenay & Campbell River coffee Group

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

3 Adopt BC Kids FREE Information Session - Victoria South 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.
Topics include: who are the children, why they come into care, special placement needs, the adoption process and key issues for families. Co-presented by AFABC and MCFD.

4 Victoria Waiting Parent Drop-In 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.

Stop by on your way home and have a coffee on AFABC. I'll be there waiting to support you through either a quick chat or long discussion about the joys and challenges of being a 'waiting parent'.

**this group is for approved waiting parents

9 Adopt BC Kids Information Session - Kelowna Interior BC

Thinking About Adopting in BC?

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

11 Adopt BC Kids FREE Information Session - SURREY Fraser Region

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.

18 AEP Online Foundations - April 2019 Cohort 2 - BC General Online

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

18 AEP Online Refresher (Child in the Home) - April 2019 - Cohort 1

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

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

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

18 Prince George- Thriving & Surviving Northern BC

This innovative workshop outlines the issues and behaviours that are relatively predictable in the first few years of an adoption placement. Families will build realistic expectations and learn hands-on strategies and skills that will prepare them for navigating this critical and often challenging time.

18 AEP Online Foundations - April 2019 Cohort 1 - BC General Online

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

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.

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.

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
4 Courtenay & Campbell River coffee Group

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

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.

July
2 Courtenay & Campbell River coffee Group

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

August
6 Courtenay & Campbell River coffee Group

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

September
3 Courtenay & Campbell River coffee Group

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

October
1 Courtenay & Campbell River coffee Group

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

November
5 Courtenay & Campbell River coffee Group

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

December
3 Courtenay & Campbell River coffee Group Central & North Vancouver Island

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