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PRIDE (Parent Resources for Information, Development and Education)

PRIDE at a Children's Aid Society

Applicants who are working through their local Children’s Aid Society for the homestudy process will be invited to PRIDE training with that agency at no cost. Interested applicants should contact their local CAS for more information.

Click here to go to the Children's Aid Societies (CAS) website


Information about PRIDE for Adoptive Applicants

Education to prepare adoptive parents to meet the needs of adopted children is now recognized in Ontario as essential for all adoptions whether public, private or international.

PRIDE, the standardized educational program and SAFE, the homestudy assessment tool (SAFE) are used together to prepare all applicant families to foster or adopt children, allowing them wider choices for placement.

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Private PRIDE Schedule

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IDDate and TimesLocationCost Per PersonCost Per CoupleContact Name 
531
April 8, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
April 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
April 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
April 29, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
220 Cambria Street, Stratford, ON, N5A 1J1 $700 $1400 Kenneth Plotnik Details
576
April 21, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
April 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
April 28, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
April 29, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Audley Recreation Centre: 1955 Audley Rd. N., Ajax. Free Parking. Light Breakfast & Lunch provided. $700 $1300 Michael Taylor Details
582
April 21, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
April 27, 2018 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
April 28, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
May 4, 2018 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
May 5, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Essex/Kent Counties- Lakeshore St. Andrews, 35 Amy Croft Drive, Tecumseh, ON. snacks/lunch included $800 $1600 Jan Congram Details
513
April 14, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
April 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
April 28, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
April 29, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Hamilton (west) - Hwy 403 & Main St. W. (Visitors Inn) **No HST** $700 $1300 Donna Durant Details
577
June 9, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
June 10, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
June 16, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
June 17, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
McLean Community Center. 95 Magill Dr., Ajax. Free Parking. Light Breakfast & Lunch provided. $700 $1300 Michael Taylor Details
568
April 14, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
April 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
April 21, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
April 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Pickering Rec Centre, 1867 Valley Farm Rd., Pickering-FREE PARKING-Etransfers-www.salgarofalo.com $700 $1300 Sal Garofalo Details
569
June 2, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
June 3, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
June 9, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
June 10, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Pickering Rec Centre, 1867 Valley Farm Rd., Pickering-FREE PARKING-Etransfers-www.salgarofalo.com $700 $1300 Sal Garofalo Details
570
September 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
September 16, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
September 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
September 23, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Pickering Rec Centre, 1867 Valley Farm Rd., Pickering-FREE PARKING-Etransfers-www.salgarofalo.com $700 $1300 Sal Garofalo Details
571
November 17, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
November 18, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
November 24, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
November 25, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Pickering Rec Centre, 1867 Valley Farm Rd., Pickering-FREE PARKING-Etransfers-www.salgarofalo.com $700 $1300 Sal Garofalo Details
563
March 3, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
March 4, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
March 9, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
March 10, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Toronto - Hot breakfast and lunch included - Free parking - www.adoptioneducation.ca $750 $1450 Sofie Stergianis Details
564
April 13, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
April 14, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
April 21, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
April 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Toronto - Hot breakfast and lunch included - Free parking - www.adoptioneducation.ca $750 $1450 Sofie Stergianis Details
565
May 5, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
May 6, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
May 11, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
May 12, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Toronto - Hot breakfast and lunch included - Free parking - www.adoptioneducation.ca $750 $1450 Sofie Stergianis Details
566
June 9, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
June 10, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
June 15, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
June 16, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Toronto - Hot breakfast and lunch included - Free parking - www.adoptioneducation.ca $750 $1450 Sofie Stergianis Details
581
July 6, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
July 7, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
July 14, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
July 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Toronto - Hot breakfast and lunch included - Free parking - www.adoptioneducation.ca $750 $1450 Sofie Stergianis Details
579
September 15, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
September 16, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
September 21, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
September 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Toronto - Hot breakfast and lunch included - Free parking - www.adoptioneducation.ca $750 $1450 Sofie Stergianis Details
580
October 19, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
October 20, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
October 27, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
October 28, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Toronto - Hot breakfast and lunch included - Free parking - www.adoptioneducation.ca $750 $1450 Sofie Stergianis Details
583
April 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
April 29, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
May 5, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
May 6, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Villa Marconi Centre, Baseline Road, Ottawa,ON Lunch provided, free parking $750 $1500 Linda Corsini Details
578
February 10, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
February 11, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
February 24, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
February 25, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
West Toronto- Light breakfast, snacks, free parlking $700 $1400 Dagmar Niffeler Details