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Pathways for Families who live in Toronto – Fall 2021

October 18 @ 6:30 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: Monday Evenings; 6:30pm to 9:30pm


  • 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.



Caroline Sears, MSW
Caroline is a social worker with many years of experience working as a grief counselor in the healthcare field. She is now working as an adoption therapist providing counseling for pre-adoptive and adoptive parents to address infertility and adoption, grief and loss, trauma and neglect, attachment difficulties, emotional effects of parenting children with learning disabilities, FAS, medical concerns and developmental or social concerns. She also has over 20 years of experience parenting biological and adoptive children.

Terra Bovingdon MSW, RSW
I am a child and family therapist in private practice for the past 13 years.  For the past 22 years, my work has focused on children and families coming together through foster, adoption, and permanency.  My practice includes international, domestic, and system adoptions, helping families work through challenges due to developmental trauma, grief and loss, attachment, and permanency.  I work with parents to develop therapeutic parenting skills.  My work also includes presenting on various topics to professionals, waiting parents, and parents engaged in healing parenting.  I am also involved in facilitating the Pathways 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
6:30 pm
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