2016-2017 Foster Parents Training Plan

In response to common challenges we hear foster parents encounter, our Child and Youth Counsellors have put together a new training format for this Fall, these will replace the Communities of Practice.  We hope that you will find these sessions informative and an opportunity to enhance and build on your skills and expertise. We look forward to hearing from you so please remember to fill out the evaluation form at the end of each session!  

Introducing the new 4-Part Series    

Module 1: Lying & Stealing (age group 0-18 years)    

February 20, 2017                        Trainers: Erika Khouri and TBD


Module 2: Depression & Anxiety (age group 0-18)

February 27, 2017                     Trainers: Patricia Pires and Christine Filion


Module 3: Self-Harm & Suicidal Ideations (age group 12-18)

March 1st, 2017                       Trainers: Genevieve Kalentzis and Natalie Guillemette    


Module 4: Agression & Maladaptive Behaviour (age group 0-18)

March 8, 2017                          Trainers: Ellen Harwood and Régis Rioux

All sessions are delivered in the evening from 6h30 to 9h30.

This series will be offered in French in the spring of 2017.  Dates to be confirmed.


Nurturing Attachments

Group 1 Starting January 9 - April 10th 10am - 1pm at the CAS office

Group 2 starting April 3rd - June 26th 5pm - 8pm at the CAS office

This group runs for 12 weeks.

Location: CASO Telesat Office

This group is open to all caregivers who are currently caring for a child from our agency. This includes KIN, foster care and Adoption.

Participants: All foster, KIN and adoptive families who currently have a placement are welcome to attend the group. 15-20 participants will be accepted into the group. Therefore, registration will be on a first come first serve basis.

Please share your interest of attending this training to your Foster Care Worker.


The curriculum has been updated to best represent current practices.  This training is mandatory to Protection Workers, Foster Care Workers and Foster parents. 

OnLAC training dates are as follows:

May 10-11, 2017
June 6-7, 2017
October 12-13, 2017


New training – Supporting Children & Youth Affected by Addiction

Part I: February 15, 2017 from 6h30 to 9h30 pm

Part II: February 22, 2017 from 6h30 to 9h30 pm

Trainer: Lisa Boulay