First Aid Training
Everyone is encouraged to obtain or maintain a current First Aid Certificate.
You may take this training at a location of your choice and the cost will be reimbursed by the Bruce Grey Child and Family Services.
Check Support Groups for regular support groups location and times.
Also a reminder that special DVD's may be borrowed from either office of BGCFS.
Mastering Steps to Reach Children with RAD, ADHD, ODD, Bipolar and PTSD by Nancy Thomas has just been added to the resource library in both locations.
The meetings will alternate between the Walkerton and Owen Sound offices.
If you can not attend but have a concern to bring forward, please contact
See below re: Teleconference Sessions
Regular Teleconference Sessions
are being held to keep everyone up to date on what is happening within the agency during this COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on foster families.
The Next sessions are scheduled for
TO BE ANNOUNCED. WATCH FOR DETAILS
Call in information is;
1 888 455 1389
ID is 514-897-277
Regular FPA will be a
For those of you not familiar with ZOOM, you DO NOT have to have an account.
ZOOM is free app and can be used without an account for a limited number of people. However, our meeting is graciously being sponsored by Kenneth Craig on his account so no limit to number who can join in.
If you are using the internet you will need a webcam/camera on your device. If you are using your cell phone, your camera is fine. You can also join using a landline for voice only or your cell phone voice only.
To join the meeting via the internet, simply click the link found in the email
to join via phone
dial 1 408 638 0968
then enter the ID and password supplied in the email when requested
UPCOMING VIRTUAL OFFERINGS FOR FAMILIES
Pathways to Permanence 2:
Parenting Children Who have Experienced Trauma & Loss ©
What is it?
An eight session (24-hour) specialized training designed for adoptive, kinship and customary care families who are parenting children who have experienced trauma and loss as a part of their history.
This Fall we are pleased to be offering our Pathways training program virtually to adoptive families in classes that have been organized by geographical region in Ontario, as well as some classes organized specifically for families parenting older youth (16 or older at the time of placement), blended families (adopted and biological children), single parents, families who have adopted children with FASD, families who have adopted inter-culturally/inter-racially and families parenting adopted teens.
Central Ontario Families, Oct 13 - Dec 8
Western Ontario Families, Oct 14 - Dec 9
Toronto Families, Oct 18 - Dec 13
Eastern Ontario Families, Oct 19 - Dec 14
Northern Ontario Families, Oct 19 - Dec 14
Parenting Older Youth (16 or older at the time of placement), Oct 6 - Dec 1
FASD, Oct 12 - Dec 7
Blended Families, Oct 12 - Dec 7
Teens, Oct 14 - Dec 9
Single Parent, Oct 18 - Dec 13
Inter-cultural, Oct 20 - Dec 15
To Register for or learn more about any of the above offerings click here
Registration Information for Calendar Events
If you are like many of us and have trouble keeping track of all those meetings and appointments - this little gem is for you.
is a Web calendar with e-mail and SMS reminder alert service.