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.

Upcoming Events

 

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.

 

 

FPA/BGCFS Meeting

 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

Nancy Craig.
 

 

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

ZOOM MEETING

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. 

 

Upcoming Offerings

 

Central Ontario Families, Oct 13 - Dec 8

Register now | Learn more

Western Ontario Families, Oct 14 - Dec 9

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Toronto Families, Oct 18 - Dec 13

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Eastern Ontario Families, Oct 19 - Dec 14

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Northern Ontario Families, Oct 19 - Dec 14

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Parenting Older Youth (16 or older at the time of placement), Oct 6 - Dec 1

Register now | Learn more

FASD, Oct 12 - Dec 7

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Blended Families, Oct 12 - Dec 7

Register now | Learn more

Teens, Oct 14 - Dec 9

Register now | Learn more

Single Parent, Oct 18 - Dec 13 

Register now | Learn more

Inter-cultural, Oct 20 - Dec 15

Register now | Learn more

To Register for or learn more about any of the above offerings click here

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Training Calendar

Registration Information for Calendar Events

Scheduling Calendar

If you are like many of us and have trouble keeping track of all those meetings and appointments - this little gem is for you. 

www.mymemorizer.com/    

is a Web calendar with e-mail and SMS reminder alert service.