An Important NEW Workshop for Teachers & other Educators

Date: March 31, 2017 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Mental Health | Opportunities to Give | Permanency and Adoption Competency Training

We’re bringing adoption training to schools and you can help!

Teacher, crouching next to a child's desk talking to him.We listened when parents asked us (implored us, actually) to bring the Pathways to Permanence 2 teachings to their children's schools and teachers. Doing so is an excellent next step in building community-based supports for our children and families.

We know that you and your children want a school environment that is sensitive to their needs and life experiences. In response to this, the ACO has designed a 1/2 day workshop for teachers and educators to foster greater awareness on how to create a school culture that emphasizes a positive, safe and welcoming environment for all children touched by adoption and foster care.

We are very excited to announce that ACO will be piloting its special half-day Looking Through an Adoption Lens: A Workshop for Educators with a group of teachers and other educators in May 2017. We plan to have it available for presentation to Ontario educators in the Fall of 2017.

Bring this workshop to your school!

If you are interested in bringing this Workshop to your school, ask your School Council to consider applying for one of the Parent Reaching Out Grants offered by Ontario's Ministry of Education. Grants of up to $1,000 are available. You can find more information on this here.

The grant application deadline is May 25, 2017. With this grant you can bring this Workshop to your parent association/council and invite the school's teachers and administration to it.

ACO will also be applying for a Parents Reaching Out Grant for Regional/Provincial Projects to allow us to bring the workshop to as many Ontario schools as possible in the 2017-18 school year.

Apply for the grant now.

Keep the suggestions coming!!

We ARE building the Village of Support our families and children need and so richly deserve.

If you have any questions about this please contact us at or 1-877-236-7820 option 2.

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