Upcoming Events
Thu, Aug 13
Online Free Workshop (Via Zoom)
Richmond Hill Ontario YOUTH SPEAK OUT Training
Join us online for a FREE leadership and advocacy workshop presented by The Adoption Council of Canada. If you are a youth in, or from care, adopted, in kinship or customary care, or have aged out… We need your voice! QUESTIONS? Contact RITA@ADOPTION.CA. Free lunch & honorarium for all participants.
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Fri, Aug 14
DELTA HOTEL by MARRIOTT
Fredericton, New Brunswick YOUTH SPEAK OUT Training (August 14th-16th, 2020)
Join us online for a FREE three-day leadership and advocacy workshop presented by The Adoption Council of Canada. If you are a youth in, or from care, adopted, in kinship or customary care, or have aged out… We need your voice! QUESTIONS? Contact RITA@ADOPTION.CA
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Tue, Aug 18
Lakeside Church
DIGITAL STORYTELLING & YOUTH SPEAK OUT Training - Guelph (August 18-19, 2020)
Join us for a FREE two-day workshop (presented by The Adoption Council of Canada & Adopt4Life) to create a group film about child welfare, adoption, kinship care, customary care or aging out and receive Youth Speak Out training. Tues, August 18, 2020 (6PM – 8:30PM) & Wed, August 19 (9AM-5PM)
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NEWS

Connect-A-Kid Virtual Events 

A Call to Action

Child Welfare League of Canada (CWLC) has published a guidance note on maintaining connections for children & youth in the context of #COVID19 prepared with the expert advice of youth in care networks, service providers, and researchers.

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Child Welfare League of Canada - Guidance Note

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Adopt4Life (Ontario's Adoptive Parent Association) and Western University, in partnership with the Adoption Council of Canada, are spearheading a national campaign for 15 weeks paid attachment leave for adoptive parents and kinship and customary caregivers. They are taking their case to Ottawa again in April, 2019 to build on the momentum of their November, 2018 meetings on Parliament Hill. The #TimetoAttach team will present compelling arguments from research conducted at Western about the need for paid attachment leave.

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Presenters

Carolyn McLeod, Professor, Departments of Philosophy and Women’s Studies and Feminist Research, Western University; and Chair, Board of Directors, Adopt4Life

Cathy Murphy, Executive Director, Adoption Council of Canada

Mary-Jo Land, Registered Psychotherapist; Chair, Mental Health Committee, Adopt4Life; and Advisor on Attachment, Time to Attach group

 

Rachael Manion, Strategic Policy Committee Chair, Adopt4Life

 

Julie Despaties, Founder and Executive Director, Adopt4Life

 

Erin Ingard Rau, Associate Director, Adopt4Life

Sarah Reid, Team Lead/Community Engager From Adoptive Families Association of BC

Samantha McRorie*, Youth Speak Out Program Coordinator & Administrative Support From Adoption Support Centre of Saskatchewan

Suzanne Kingston, Executive Director, New Brunswick Adoption Foundation/Fondation du Nouveau-Brunswick pour l’adoption

 

Emily Cichocki, PhD Candidate, Philosophy, Western

 

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