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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!

February
6 Family Event with Indigenous Puppeteer Donnie Mac Online

**Open for late registration, however, no more puppets are available. Please feel free to register and join us, BYOP (Bring your own puppet!)**

Join Donnie Mac, Indigenous Puppeteer with his puppet Emery, for an afternoon of fun, laughter, learning, and culture!

15 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.

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.

17 AEP Online Foundations - February 2022 - Cohort 2 Online

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

23 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.

24 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.

28 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! The theme this month is: Predictable Adjustments. *Note this takes place on the 4th Monday (instead of 3rd) due to Family Day on the 21st.

March
8 Adoption & Permanency Online Training Workshop Online

Parenting is challenging. Parenting a child through adoption or other forms of permanency brings an additional set of challenges as a result of the child's experience with trauma, grief, and loss. Additional issues such as prenatal exposure and attachment mean that a unique set of parenting theories, strategies, and practical tools are required to effectively navigate the parenting journey.

17 AEP Online Foundations - March 2022 - Cohort 1 Online

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

17 AEP Online Refresher - March 2022 - Cohort 1 Online

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

21 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.

24 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.

29 Kith and Kin Online Workshop - Spring 2022 Online
April
12 Caring for Children with Complex Needs - Virtual Online

Join our group meetings for those parenting children with FASD, ASD, and/or other complex needs. We will be meeting over TEAMS on the second Tuesday of every third month at 6.30pm. Registration will open one month before each session.

14 AEP Online Foundations - April 2022 - Cohort 1 Online

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

14 AEP Online Refresher - April 2022 - Cohort 1 Online

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

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! *Note that registration for our Waiting Parent Group meetings will open approximately one month before the session.

20 Trauma-Informed Parenting Online Workshop - Spring 2022 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.

May
5 AEP Online Refresher - May 2022 - Cohort 1 Online

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

5 AEP Online Foundations - May 2022 - Cohort 1 Online

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

16 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.

26 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.

June
9 AEP Online Refresher - June 2022 - Cohort 1 Online

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