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Pathways for Single Parents – Fall 2021

October 18 @ 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).

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


  • Session 1: October 18, 2021
  • Session 2: October 25, 2021
  • Session 3: November 1, 2021
  • Session 4: November 8, 2021
  • Session 5: November 15, 2021
  • Session 6: November 29, 2021
  • Session 7: December 6, 2021
  • Session 8: December 13, 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.



Elaine Ash, MSW
Elaine has been working in the field of mental health for over 35 years. She has experience working in child welfare and working with First Nations children. She worked for many years at the Out-Patient Child and Family Clinic at Trillium Health Partners, Credit Valley Hospital and has a private practice with the primary focus being Post-Adoption Integration work and addressing the mental health needs of children and youth who are navigating their lives as adopted children. Elaine is an experienced instructor and trainer and is an adoptive parent.

Melissa Pye
Melissa is a Psychological Associate at the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority where she works for the Nodin Mental Health Services department and she has a small private practice. Melissa currently works with individuals across the life span but has spent most of her career working with children and youth in residential mental health placements, and the youth justice system. Melissa is currently completing her PhD in clinical psychology at Lakehead University where she is studying the role of empathy in mental health stigma reduction. Melissa is the adoptive mom of two children and is currently adopting her eldest former foster child through the “Never too late for a family” program.


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 18
7:00 pm
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