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!

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.

3 Okanagan Adoption Awareness Month Celebration Interior BC

Come celebrate Adoption Awareness Month with us at Jump2It indoor playground in Kelowna. Pre-register for free admission!

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.

17 Kamloops Adoption Awareness Month Celebraton Interior BC

Adoptive Families - please join us at Jump 360 Trampoline Park Kamloops to celebrate our families for Adoption Awareness Month

17 Kamloops Adoption Awareness Month Celebraton

Adoptive Families - please join us at Jump 360 Trampoline Park Kamloops to celebrate our families for Adoption Awareness Month

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.