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Our events welcome everyone in the adoption and permanency 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 camps and fundraising opportunities.

Come and share your experiences, talk with others, and meet new friends and families like yours!

September
22 POSTPONED: Post-Facebook Live Discussion: IEPs - How to make the most of your child's IEP meeting Online

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED due to a family emergency. Join Tara Pugh and our Family Services team for a discussion after the Facebook Live about IEPs - How to make the most of your child's IEP meeting

23 Safe Babies Online Workshop - Fall 2021 Online

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.

October
5 Okanagan Virtual Connection Interior BC

Okanagan parents- Join us to discuss all things adoption!

6 Post-Facebook Live Discussion: FASD - Tips and Takeaways with Adolescents with Jeff Noble Online

Join Jeff Noble and our Family Services team for a discussion after the Facebook Live about FASD - Tips and Takeaways for Parenting Adolescents.

13 Adopt BC Kids FREE Information Session - ONLINE via TEAMS Online

Come learn about the Adopt BC Kids program and what it takes to adopt a child from foster care.

14 AEP Online Refresher - October 2021 - Cohort 1 Online

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

14 AEP Online Foundations - October 2021 - Cohort 1 Online

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

14 AEP Online Foundations - October 2021 - Cohort 2 Online

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

18 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! This month we are talking about Transitions - What to expect when a child transitions from foster home to your home. *Note that registration for our Waiting Parent Group meetings will open approximately one month prior to the session.

19 Trauma-Informed Parenting Online Workshop - Fall 2021 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.

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.

November
9 FASD Parenting Group - Virtual Online

Join our monthly support group meetings to for those parenting children with FASD/suspected to have FASD. We will be meeting over Microsoft TEAMS on the second Tuesday of every other month at 6.30pm.

18 AEP Online Refresher - November 2021 - Cohort 1

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.

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.

12 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.

February
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.

24 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.