Pathways to Permanence 2: Owen Sound, Ontario

Owen Sound Pathways to Permanence 2: Parenting Children Who Have Experienced Trauma and Loss ©

An 8 session (24 Hour) Curriculum

About the Pathways 2 Training

What are Ontario families saying about Pathways 2? 

  • “Pathways’ curriculum was excellent – more parents, early on in their parenting journey, need to benefit from it.”
  • “Pathways training has given me the tools to understand my child.”
  • “Life-changing skills learned. Wonderful connections made with new friends.”

Pathways to Permanence 2 is a 24-hour specialized series of classes designed for foster and adoptive parents, kinship caregivers, and guardians who are parenting children who have experienced trauma and loss as a part of their history.

The course provides tools, techniques and information that empower participants to effectively parent their children.

Detailed Information about Pathways 2

Click here for detailed information on Pathways 2. 


Location: Grey Bruce Child and Family Services, 640 2nd Ave E, Owen Sound, ON, N4K 2G8 

Time: Mondays, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

***A group meal will be provided 30 minutes prior to the start of each class.


  • Session 1: Monday, March 27, 2017
  • Session 2: Monday, April 3, 2017
  • Session 3: Monday, April 10, 2017
  • Session 4: Monday, April 24, 2017
  • Session 5: Monday, May 1, 2017
  • Session 6: Monday, May 8, 2917
  • Session 7: Monday, May 15, 2017
  • Session 8: Monday, May 29, 2017
  • Session 9: Monday, June 5, 2017

* Please note that for all of our Spring 2017 Pathways offerings, we are adding an extra session, for a total of 9 sessions instead of the usual 8. This extra time will enable us to move forward with the next phase of our Pathways evaluation project with the University of Toronto.


  • Mary-Jo Land, Registered Psychotherapist,
    Mary-Jo is a private practice clinician offering individual and family therapy. Her primary focus in therapy is resolving early childhood trauma and facilitating (secondary) attachment of children to their parents, foster and adoptive parents. She offers consultation and supervision to therapists in the field and offers workshops internationally in the fields of attachment, bonding and trauma to parents and to therapists. Mary-Jo is a parent to biological and adoptive children and an experienced foster parent.

Who: This training is for parents and caregivers where a placement has already occurred. 

Cost: This course is being offered at NO cost to participants thanks to funding from the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

Registration: To register for this offering, click here. To see other Pathways offerings in Ontario, click here to go to our events page.

Would you like to see Pathways 2 come to your region? Click here.

Certificate: A certificate of completion will be provided.

Childcare: Child care will be provided to children 3 years of age and older. Please include your childcare needs when you register.

Please note, Ontario’s PRIDE curriculum is equivalent to The Kinship Center’s Pathways to Permanence 1 curriculum.

© 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.

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