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Our courses and events welcome everyone in the adoption and permanency community. They offer an opportunity to learn, connect, and find support. We offer a wide range of activities, including support groups, workshops, on-demand webinars, information sessions, and more.

Join us to learn, share your experience, and meet new friends and families like yours!

Upcoming Events

January
22 Safe Babies Winter/Spring 2024 Online

This course is for anyone who’s interested in adopting, fostering, or caring for a baby or toddler — especially if there is any risk of prenatal substance exposure. Learn about infant development, drug and alcohol exposure, sleep issues, household and infant safety, support services, self-care, and more in this self-directed course.

March
6 Coffee Chat Online

An online support group for those parenting children or youth through adoption or permanency.

7 Infant Development Session with the Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion (BACI) Online

Join this Q&A session to learn about the Infant Development Program offered by BACI.

7 Trauma-Informed Parenting Support Session Online

This support session is for parents and caregivers navigating the challenges of raising children who have experienced trauma and for waiting parents interested in learning about trauma-informed parenting.

13 Coffee Chat Online

An online support group for those parenting children or youth through adoption or permanency.

14 Adoption Education Program (AEP) Foundations - March 2024 - Cohort 1 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province by completing the Adoption Education Program (AEP) Online Foundations course.

14 Caring for Kids with FASD: Q&A Session with Kinsight Online

Join this Q&A session to learn about Kinsight (formerly Simon Fraser Society) and how they assist caregivers of children with FASD.

20 Coffee Chat Online

An online support group for those parenting children or youth through adoption or permanency.

20 Waiting Parents Online Discussion Group Online

This is an online discussion group for waiting parents to get together and explore a variety of adoption- and permanency-related topics.

26 Adopt BC Kids FREE Information Session Online

There are children and youth in BC foster care who are waiting for adoptive families. Join us to learn about adopting one (or more!) of them.

27 Coffee Chat Online

An online support group for those parenting children or youth through adoption or permanency.

April
9 Trauma-Informed Parenting Online Workshop – Spring 2024 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.

11 Adoption Education Program (AEP) Refresher - April 2024 - Cohort 1 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province by completing the Adoption Education Program (AEP) Online Refresher course.

11 Adoption Education Program (AEP) Foundations - April 2024 - Cohort 1 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province by completing the Adoption Education Program (AEP) Online Foundations course.