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!

June
21 National Indigenous Day at Trout Lake

Join in the fun and festivities at National Indigenous Day! Start off with a 9am pancake breakfast at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society, and stay for the Friendship Walk over to Trout Lake.

21 Vancouver Waiting Parents Meet-Up Vancouver Coastal Region

Waiting to adopt? New to the world of adoption, or ready and waiting for a placement (or somewhere in between)? Join us for our monthly meet-ups!

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

Join me in the SteamPunk Café's library to get to know others in your community with permanance.

July
3 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.

17 Parksville & Qualicum Coffee Group Central & North Vancouver Island

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

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

Join me in the SteamPunk Café's library to get to know others in your community with permanance.

28 Picnic at the Farm Central & North Vancouver Island
August
5 Vancouver Pride Parade Vancouver Coastal Region

Walk with AFABC at the 2018 Vancouver Pride Parade! Sign up here to be part of the celebration - all ages welcome, but please pre-register to be part of the walking brigade!

21 Parksville & Qualicum Coffee Group Central & North Vancouver Island

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

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

Join me in the SteamPunk Café's library to get to know others in your community with permanance.

September
4 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.

12 Safe Babies Workshop - Sept 2018 Vancouver Coastal Region

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.

18 Parksville & Qualicum Coffee Group Central & North Vancouver Island

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

20 AEP Online - Child in the Home - September 2018 - Cohort 1

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

20 AEP Online - Child in the Home - September 2018 - Cohort 2

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

20 AEP Online - September 2018 Cohort 2 - BC General 2 Online

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

20 AEP Online - September 2018 Cohort 1 - BC General Online

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

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

Join me in the SteamPunk Café's library to get to know others in your community with permanance.

October
3 Adopting Teens and Tweens - October 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.

11 AEP Online - Child in the Home - October 2018 - Cohort 1

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

11 AEP Online - Child in the Home - October 2018 - Cohort 2

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

11 AEP Online - October 2018 Cohort 1 - BC General Online

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

11 AEP Online - October 2018 Cohort 2 - BC General 2 Online

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

16 Parksville & Qualicum Coffee Group Central & North Vancouver Island

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

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

Join me in the SteamPunk Café's library to get to know others in your community with permanance.