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Pathways for Families who have Adopted Older Youth** – Fall 2021

October 6 @ 6:30 pm

Pathways is an 8-session curriculum

**This Pathways offering is for parents who have adopted or are offering permanency for youth who were 16 or older at the time of placement.

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

Time: Wednesday Evenings; 6:30pm to 9:30pm


  • Session 1: October 6, 2021
  • Session 2: October 13, 2021
  • Session 3: October 20, 2021
  • Session 4: October 27, 2021
  • Session 5: November 3, 2021
  • Session 6: November 10, 2021
  • Session 7: November 17, 2021
  • Session 8: December 1, 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.



Kate Mannion
First and foremost, Kate is a parent through adoption, kinship care and welcoming an older youth in need of permanency.  Kate is also the daughter of a child welfare alumni. Kate works with the Never Too Late, finding permanency for youth who aged out of child welfare; her role includes coaching and support. Kate is an experienced trainer, especially to those touched by adoption and child welfare. Kate believes children and youth are our greatest teachers and hopes to help normalize healing parenting. In her spare time, you will find Kate and her family dancing in the kitchen and fostering dogs and cats. Kate’s family is also famous for the greatest number of camping disasters. 

Karen Moore, RSW, MA
Karen is a mental health professional, a creative and innovative manager and leader in Lanark County. She is the Clinical Director at Open Doors, a children’s mental health centre in Lanark County. She has been involved in the world of adoption and children’s mental health for many years through her experience in social work, training and development and leadership positions. Karen is also an adoptive parent of four children.


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 6
6:30 pm
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