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Adoption & Permanency Matters Webinar Series

What is it?

Adoption and Permanency Matters' Online Education Series is an exciting, new way of learning more about adoption and permanency journeys and how best to support children, youth, adults and families on them. We offer live webinars, on-demand, audio conversations, panels & discussions. Learn more here.

What is the cost?

To meet the needs of our community during Covid, the ACO is making our webinars available at NO cost. 

How do I sign up?

Registration for the Spring 2021 is open!

Ready to register? Click the session you are interested in attending to register:


  • FASD - Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 @ 7 pm (Register | Learn more)
  • Transitional Planning - Thursday, April 29th, 2021 @ 12 pm (Register | Learn more)
  • Grief, Trauma & Loss Two Part Webinar - Monday May 3rd & 10th, 2021 @ 7 pm (Register | Learn more)
  • ACEs, the Brain & Developmental Trauma Three Part Webinar - Thursday, May 6th, 13th & 20th, 2021 @ 12 pm (Register | Learn more)
  • Identity and Belonging - Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 @ 7 pm (Register | Learn more)
  • Adoption & Your Extended Family - Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 @ 7 pm (Register | Learn more)
  • The Importance of Siblings - Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 @ 7 pm (Register | Learn more)
  • Parenting kids & young people on adoption & permanency journeys who identify as LGBTQ2S+: What you need to know and understand - Thursday, June 25th, 2021 @ 7 pm (Register | Learn more)
  • The Journey of LGBTQ2S+ Adoptive & Permanency Parents - Monday, June 28th, 2021 @ 7 pm (Register | Learn more)

How Do I View On-Demand Sessions?

You can learn more about all on-demand sessions here.

What do previous participants have to say about the program?

  • "The webinars you are making available are fantastic! Thank you for providing these training opportunities."
  • "The presenter was knowledgeable, shared excellent relevant examples, and I found the slides clear and easy to follow."
  • "Very helpful. Amazing. The detail presented was exactly what I needed. The resources, books and tools were also exactly what I needed to learn about. I will attend as many of these webinars as I can. I wish I would have known about them sooner."

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For background information on the ACO’s overall Permanency and Adoption Competency Training Program (PACT) initiative in Ontario please click here

© ACT: An Adoption and Permanency Curriculum for Child Welfare and Mental Health Professionals and Pathways to Permanence 2: Parenting Children who have Experienced Trauma and Loss are copyrights of Kinship Center, a member of Seneca Family of Agencies in California. Through a partnership with Seneca Family of Agencies, Adoption Council of Ontario owns the exclusive Ontario license to ACT and Pathways 2.

PACT Trainers and Pathways Parent Support Leaders login here

Questions? Contact us