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Pathways for Families who live in Northern Ontario – Fall 2021

October 19 @ 7:00 pm

Pathways is an 8-session curriculum

Location: Online via Zoom (The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants closer to the event date; please see below for technical requirements).

Regions: To find out if this offering is for your region – click here.

Time: Tuesday Evenings; 7:00pm to 10:00pm


  • Session 1: October 19, 2021
  • Session 2: October 26, 2021
  • Session 3: November 2, 2021
  • Session 4: November 9, 2021
  • Session 5: November 16, 2021
  • Session 6: November 30, 2021
  • Session 7: December 7, 2021
  • Session 8: December 14, 2021

Additional Details

Who: This training is for parents and caregivers where a placement has already occurred.

Cost: FREE! This course is being offered at NO cost to participants thanks to funding from the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.

Technical & set-up requirement:

  • Laptop or desktop computer with functioning webcam and microphone capabilities.
  • Strong/stable internet connection with a speed of at least 10mbps
  • In order to preserve families’ privacy and comfort levels, anyone other than another Pathways participant, should not be in the same room with you while participating in a Pathways Zoom session; this includes children and teens.



Melissa Pye
Melissa Pye is Psychological Associate at Children’s Centre Thunder Bay. She completed her undergraduate degree at St. Francis Xavier University (’03), before moving to Thunder Bay to attend Graduate School. Melissa completed her Master’s degree at Lakehead University (’06) where she studied the impact of personal strengths and resiliency on classroom behavior and performance in young students.  Some of Melissa’s early professional experiences included working in Day Treatment Classrooms, and completing learning assessments however she quickly found her niche when she began practicing Dialetical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and consulting to the Short-term Treatment and Assessment Unit (STAT unit). Melissa is also an adoptive mom of two little ones so educating others about the necessity of post-adoption supports is a cause that is near and dear to her.

Carol Cline
Carol Cline has a master’s degree in counselling psychology, and she is a mom through permanency of a 13-year-old boy. She has 30 years of experience in the mental health, child welfare and postsecondary education fields and is passionate about teaching and training. When she is not teaching, training or working at her administrative job at the community college, she loves spending time in her greenhouse, travelling with her family and going on long walks with her dogs.


Certificate: A certificate of completion is available upon request.

To see other Pathways offerings in Ontario, click here to go to our events page.

Can’t attend any of these offerings? Click here to be notified about the next round.

Note: Ontario’s PRIDE curriculum is equivalent to The Kinship Center’s Pathways to Permanence 1 curriculum.

Detailed Information about Pathways 2

Click here for detailed information on Pathways 2.

© 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.



October 19
7:00 pm
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