All Events

October
24 Safe Babies- Smithers Northern BC

Please join us and learn the basics involved with caring for infants and toddlers. This course discusses baby care, early childhood, and is also helpful for people open to adopting little ones who have been exposed prenatally to drugs &/or alcohol.

24 Victoria Adoptive Parents Network - October 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.

25 External Brains: Smithers Northern BC

Join us for an informative morning as we explore how to meet the needs of kids with FASD by acting as their external brain. This is a screening of a presentation done by Dr. D Russell, a clinical neuro psychologist and an expert in the field of assessing and supporting people living with FASD.

25 FASD & the Neurobehavioural Approach Northern BC

Please join us for an informative afternoon with Nathalie Brassard from FACETS, as she guides us through the strategies outlined in Malbin's "Try Differently Rather than Harder."

25 Vancouver Waiting Parents Meet Up Vancouver Coastal Region

meet up and dinner together

25 North Okanagan Adoptive Parents Support Group Interior BC

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

26 Port Alberni drop-in Coffee Group Central & North Vancouver Island

Join me in the Full of Beans cafe to get to know others in your community with permanence.

November
1 Flipping for Adoption in Parksville Central & North Vancouver Island

Come and help us celebrate Adoption Awareness Month!

1 Guided Tech Support pre-module for AEP Online Online

This AEP online pre-module will help those participants who require extra technical support taking an online course.

4 Family Fun Day 2018 Vancouver Coastal Region

All adoptive and foster families are invited to join in the fun at the Burnaby Heritage Museum. Ride the carousel, make crafts, enjoy a hotdog, and celebrate adoption awareness month!

6 Courtenay & Campbell River 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.

8 AEP Online Foundations - November 2018 Cohort 1 - BC General Online

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

8 AEP Online Foundations - November 2018 Cohort 2 - BC General Online

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

8 Adopting Teens and Tweens - November 2018

Adopting Teens and Tweens online course will enable prospective adoptive parents to make realistic, well-informed decisions about their capacity and readiness to parent teen or tween by adoption by providing education about core issues in adoption, as required by the Adoption Regulations. AEP is a required prerequisite of this course.

8 AEP Online Refresher (Child in the Home) - November 2018 - Cohort 1

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

8 AEP Online Refresher (Child in the Home) - November 2018 - Cohort 2

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

10 Tumbling for Adoption in Port Alberni Central & North Vancouver Island

Come and help us celebrate Adoption Awareness Month!

13 Nanaimo Drop-In Coffee Group

Join me and get to know others in your community with permanence.  This is a great opportunity to meet other permanency families, waiting parents and to share your joys and challenges.    

15 North Okanagan Adoptive Parents Support Group Interior BC

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

15 Safe Babies Webinar - Online Workshop - Fall 2018 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. This course is not intended for foster parents.

16 Camp Homewood 2018 Central & North Vancouver Island

Join us for Camp Homewood! Connect or reconnect with adoptive and permanency families at this weekend away.

19 Connections for Life Community Workshops Vancouver Coastal Region

How to help youth in and from care find meaningful lifelong connections:
a two-part workshop.

19 Prince George- "Instant Family" Movie Northern BC

Join us to celebrate Adoption Awareness by watching a movie about---ADOPTION!
Famous Players – Prince George- Early show (Time TBA)
Monday, November 19/18
Based on the true life events of the film’s director, Sean Anders, Instant Family Stars Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne. This comedy is about a childless couple who adopt 3 children through the USA foster care system and their adjustments as they form their family.
See trailer here: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7401588/

Prices are discounted and we will have a reserved section of the theatre! Please REGISTER so we can provide accurate numbers in advance, you pay for admission and food when you arrive. 
Group Child (3-13) 6.00
Group General (14 plus) 8.00
Small pop/popcorn 8.51
Regular Pop/Bottle & Reg Popcorn 9.75
Kids Tray (Jr. drink/popcorn/candy) 6.00 (nut free candy options available)
*Please note- I am going to watch this movie when it opens so I can provide warnings about any potential triggers for children or parents. This movie has not yet been rated, but I will provide that as soon as the Canadian rating is released- the trailer appears to be family friendly*
(In the off chance that Famous Players PG will not get this movie, we will be choosing another family movie and will provide notice in advance. )

20 Parksville & Qualicum Coffee Group Central & North Vancouver Island

We meet at the Starbucks in Parksville at 7:30pm.

21 Adopt BC Kids FREE Information Session - Surrey Fraser Region

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

24 Fort St John-Instant Family Movie! Northern BC

Join us to celebrate Adoption Awareness by watching a movie about---ADOPTION!
Landmark Cinemas, Fort St John
Saturday, November 24 at 10 am

Based on the true life events of the film’s director, Sean Anders, Instant Family Stars Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne. This comedy is about a childless couple who adopt 3 children through the USA foster care system and their adjustments as they form their family.
See trailer here: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7401588/

Prices are discounted and we will have the theatre to ourselves! Please REGISTER so we can provide accurate numbers in advance, you pay for admission and food when you arrive. 
Children (3-13) 7.25
General (13 and over) 9.00
Medium popcorn/drink 9.00
Snack Pack (snack size drink, popcorn, treat) 6.50
*all prices include taxes

*Please note- I am going to watch this movie when it opens so I can provide warnings about any potential triggers for children or parents. This movie has not yet been rated, but I will provide that as soon as the Canadian rating is released- the trailer appears to be family friendly*
(In the off chance that Famous Players PG will not get this movie, we will be seeing Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch )

25 Swimming for Adoption Central & North Vancouver Island

Come and help us celebrate Adoption Awareness Month!

28 Adopt BC Kids 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.

30 Port Alberni drop-in Coffee Group Central & North Vancouver Island

Join me in the Full of Beans cafe to get to know others in your community with permanence.

December
11 Nanaimo Drop-In Coffee Group

Join me and get to know others in your community with permanence.  This is a great opportunity to meet other permanency families, waiting parents and to share your joys and challenges.    

18 Parksville & Qualicum Coffee Group Central & North Vancouver Island

We meet at the Starbucks in Parksville at 7:30pm.

28 Port Alberni drop-in Coffee Group Central & North Vancouver Island

Join me in the Full of Beans cafe to get to know others in your community with permanence.

January
8 Nanaimo Drop-In Coffee Group

Join me and get to know others in your community with permanence.  This is a great opportunity to meet other permanency families, waiting parents and to share your joys and challenges.    

10 AEP Online Foundations - January 2019 Cohort 1 - BC General Online

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

10 AEP Online Foundations - January 2019 Cohort 2 - BC General Online

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

10 AEP Online Refresher (Child in the Home) - January 2019 - Cohort 1

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

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

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

February
12 Nanaimo Drop-In Coffee Group

Join me and get to know others in your community with permanence.  This is a great opportunity to meet other permanency families, waiting parents and to share your joys and challenges.    

14 AEP Online Foundations - February 2019 Cohort 1 - BC General Online

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

14 AEP Online Foundations - February 2019 Cohort 2 - BC General Online

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

14 AEP Online Refresher (Child in the Home) - February 2019 - Cohort 1

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

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

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

March
12 Nanaimo Drop-In Coffee Group

Join me and get to know others in your community with permanence.  This is a great opportunity to meet other permanency families, waiting parents and to share your joys and challenges.    

14 AEP Online Foundations - March 2019 Cohort 1 - BC General Online

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

14 AEP Online Foundations - March 2019 Cohort 2 - BC General Online

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

14 Adopting Teens and Tweens - March 2019

Adopting Teens and Tweens online course will enable prospective adoptive parents to make realistic, well-informed decisions about their capacity and readiness to parent teen or tween by adoption by providing education about core issues in adoption, as required by the Adoption Regulations. AEP is a required prerequisite of this course.

14 AEP Online Refresher (Child in the Home) - March 2019 - Cohort 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

June
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.