June 2016

Date: June 1, 2016 Author: ACO Administrator Categories: Pathways News

Hello Pathways Alumni!


We hope you and your families are doing really well and enjoying this nice summer weather. We thought it would be a good time to touch base before the summer and let you know about a few great things going on in the coming months.


Pathways Fall 2016 Offerings


If you know some who would be interested in or benefit from the Pathways to Permanence training program please encourage them to fill out our “Where and When: Pathways 2 in Your Community” survey by Monday and lets us know where they’d like to see Pathways come next.


To fill out the survey click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CHRK8VJ


North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) 42nd Annual Conference – August 4-6, 2016


NACAC offers an excellent annual conference about all things adoption related. This year’s conference will be held in Nashville, Tennessee.


For more information and how to register please follow the link:http://www.nacac.org/conference/conference.html


ACO’s Adoption FunWalk – Sunday September 18, 2016 from 11 am to 3 pm


Calling all Superheroes!  Come out and join the Adoption Council of Ontario on September 18thfor FunWalk 2016. This year’s theme is Superheroes and Villains!


FunWalk is a family fundraising event that brings together people touched by adoption to raise funds and awareness in Ontario. The funds enable the ACO to continue its work helping our kids and families on their journeys. Participants collect pledges to walk in unison through Riverdale West Park followed by an exciting day of games, prizes and dancing.

Everyone is welcome to join us for this Fun day!


For more information and to register please follow the link: https://www.adoption.on.ca/adoption-funwalk-2016


ACO Education Day – Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 9 am to 4 pm


The ACO is very happy to be holding another one of its great Education Days for families and professionals on Saturday October 22, 2016 in Brampton Ontario near the 410 & 407. The Day’s theme “Building Lasting Permanency for Our Kids” will provide an opportunity for our community to share its knowledge and experience together, and further build community networks that will lead to a stronger “village of support” for our kids and families across the province.


Please “Save the Date” in your calendars for now, more information will follow later in the summer.


That’s it for now!! We hope you are staying in touch with each other through the parent support groups you’ve begun. We encourage you to keep giving each other the support, tools and HOPE you’ve learned all about over the past few months. Our PACT Parent Liaison Sylvia Gibbons, is always happy to help you with this on an ongoing basis.


If you have any other questions, comments or suggestions please drop us a line at pact@adoptontario.ca


Thank you again for participating in one of our inaugural Pathways training programs! Our best wishes for a happy and heathy summer to all of you!


All the best,

The PACT Team


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