Upcoming Events

Sat, Oct 31
Zoom Virtual Event
DIGITAL STORYTELLING & YOUTH SPEAK OUT Online Training - Winnipeg, (Oct 31- Nov 1, 2020)
Join us for a FREE two-day workshop (presented by The Adoption Council of Canada) to create a group film about child welfare, adoption, kinship care, customary care or aging out and receive Youth Speak Out training. We need your voice! Sat., Oct 31st 2020 (10AM – 4PM) & Sun., Nov 1st (10AM-4PM)
Sun, Nov 01
Wesley Clover Parks
Permanency through the eyes of children & Youth - OTTAWA
Join us at Wesley Clover Parks in Nepean Ottawa for a FREE drive-in screening event showcasing digital stories created by youth, presented by The Adoption Council of Canada. Visit www.thedriveinottawa.ca/acc to get your FREE TICKETS! Questions? Contact RITA@ADOPTION.CA.
Sun, Nov 15
Zoom Virtual Event
Connect-A-Kid Ottawa Events - September 2020 to January 2021
ZOOM GAMES and SHOW & TELL! Come join us and reconnect with your friends and mentors! Connect-A-Kid is a Team based mentorship program for adopted children, devoted to connecting the adoption community through mentorship, embracing cultural diversity and celebrating adoption.


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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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


Hosted by Valerie Howes, Community Engagement Liaison, Adopt4Life

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Adoption Council of Canada
416-2249 Carling Ave.
Ottawa, Ontario
K2B 7E9



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