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NEW! Information, Support and Referral Services 


For prospective adoptive, foster, kinship and customary care parents, adopted children, youth and adults and their adoptive and first/original families. Short term counselling and support is being offered.

Contact Judy Archer:

  • Helpline: 416-482-0021 Ext 2994
  • Toll Free: 1-877-ADOPT-20
  • Email: info@adoption.on.ca

You Learn Something Out on the Water

October 26, 2020
By: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator
Written by Vivian, Never Too Late Team Member I was out four hundred meters swimming in Lake Muskoka for the first time. It was only my thoughts and I, it was deafening. I had never been a...

"Mastering" Uncertainty

August 27, 2020
By: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator
Written by Chloe, Never Too Late Team Member Over the years, uncertainty is something I’ve grown accustomed to. When I entered care; transiency, uncertainty, and chaos vastly became my normal....

Identity, Adoption and the Rise of Skywalker

June 18, 2020
By: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator
Submitted by an Adult Adoptee Rey's journey begins with the stereotypical Hollywood backstory. Orphaned (more or less), not sure who her parents are, taking care of herself. While we all have...

Adoption Helpline: 416-482-0021

Toll Free: 1-877-ADOPT-20

All ACO services are available 9am – 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am –Noon on Fridays.


The Adoption Council of Ontario (ACO) is operating all of its programs, including our support services online and via phone at this time during COVID 19.

We are continuing to operate all of our Parent Support Training Programs (PACT) and our Professional Training Programs (ACT) as well as many educational seminars, webinars and panels. We have our Information Line available for questions by email & by phone. We are also offering our Support and Counselling Line for short term support and referrals during COVID-19.

Many of our education programs and webinars run in the evenings and at lunch time so please check event listings for specific information on days and times.


Adoption Council of Ontario
PO Box 30010 RPO Boxgrove
Markham, ON
L6B 0R5

Email: info@adoption.on.ca

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