Can I complete PRIDE (Parent Resource Information Development and Education) training before applying to adopt?

The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa offers PRIDE training 3-4 times per year in a live instruction (currently primarily virtual) format at no cost. We prefer that adoptive families complete PRIDE with the Society as part of the homestudy. Your worker will advise you how to register for PRIDE. 

Other offerings of the training are available privately for a fee, however completing PRIDE privately does not accelerate your application with CASO. The Society is only able to proceed with applications for families who are ready to meet the needs of children and youth in care and if this is not the right placement for your family, you will be directed to other resources.