Canadian Organizations Caring for Kids
Looking for more domestic (Canadian - focused) connections?
(Canada and Abroad)
A Child's Song Conference
A 2 day conference to equip and educate anyone interested in understanding children who have experienced adoption and foster care. With an emphasis on professional development for the first day and family and community focused topics the second day, the conference typically features more than 15 different sessions facilitated by a variety of adoption competent clinicians, psychologists and community partners. Participants also have access to exciting new adoption focused resources and information.
Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) Global Summit
The CAFO annual Global Summit brings together a community of kindred hearts who come together from around the world. Parents and pastors, experts and organizations, leaders and servants. Each eager both to share and to receive — expertise and encouragement, resources and friendship. All passionate to see children thrive in adoption, foster care and effective service to the vulnerable worldwide. Seeking justice and mercy, rooted deep in the Gospel of God’s unfailing love.This is a fantastic event for connecting with other like-hearted individuals, learning best practices from global leaders and being encouraged for all that God is doing around the world through His people for vulnerable children.
Hope for the Journey (Previously Empowered to Connect) Conference Simulcasts
A fantastic conference live simulcast from the USA teaching the impacts of trauma and chronic stress on the brain development of children and how that translates into their behaviours and ability to cope with day-to-day life. Introduction to the Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) model of how caring adults can help bring hope and healing to these kids from hard places. This event will be live simulcast to a number of Canadian sites.
Registration to view the conference is open until June 30th HERE
Connect with other Canadians who are excited about this event on the TBRI Resources and Connections for Canada
Access a compilation of supporting materials for Canadian families and ministries which are directly related to Empowered to Connect and TBRI. Trainer lists, resource lists and other useful information along with answers to frequently asked questions from Canadian Empowered to Connect Attendees can be found HERE.
Sunday April 22, 2023 in San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA
Although this event happens in the USA, there's nothing else quite like it! Designed as a one day retreat for foster and adoptive moms where they experience rest and encouragement in a safe environment with others who understand the unique joys and sorrows of raising a child who has experienced early childhood trauma. Renew your body, mind, and soul through worship, prayer, fellowship, and hands-on workshops. Reflect and regain strength, be inspired with hope, be equipped with experiences designed for healing.
October 12-14, 2023 in Chicago, IL, USA & Simulcast Locations
Another USA conference that is worth our attention and consideration. The Replanted Conference is a Christian conference designed for foster and adoptive parents, Safe Family parents, kinship providers, grandparents, pastors, psychologists, social workers, licensed counselors, marriage and family counselors, nurses, and all those who care for orphaned and vulnerable children. We understand firsthand that this journey can be difficult and lonely. The Replanted Conference is a time for you to escape from the distractions and chaos of life and be physically, emotionally, spiritually refreshed, and inspired. The Replanted Conference is not a foster/adoptive recruiting conference. It is all about supporting parents like you on your post-placement journey.
Together for Adoption (and Fostering) Canada Conference
Pre-COVID 19 this was an annual 2 day conference aimed at raising awareness while bringing together and equipping people across Canada who share a heart for adoption, foster care and advocacy for vulnerable children, the conference highlights the Biblical call for Christians to care for the fatherless. The annual conference includes various topic pre-conference options as well as main session speakers, breakout groups and exhibitors to connect with and/or equip you in whatever role you play in caring for vulnerable kids.