Canadian Organizations Caring for Kids
Looking for more domestic (Canadian - focused) connections?
(Canada and Abroad)
Monthly Orphan Sunday Canada Prayer call
We're committing to intentionally engage in prayer on behalf of vulnerable children and to invite God to be at work within the Canadian body of believers. Join us for a 30 minute prayer call with others across Canada. Get the call in instructions from the Facebook Page events listing or by emailing us.
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.
Everyone has a piece in the child welfare puzzle , this conference brings together people wanting to grow more effective as a Church in caring for vulnerable children through family restoration, foster care, and adoption.
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.
Empowered to Connect Conference Simulcasts
A 2 day 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.
Connect with other Canadians who are anticipating this event on the Empowered to Connect Canada Facebook Page.
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.
Home for Every Child Adoption Society - Annual Event
Their annual event encourages and equips foster and adoptive families to not just survive, but thrive by fostering community, education and encouragement. This year they're offering a great day of learning from the amazing, talented and world renowned Kim Barthel! Learn how to support the kids we bring into our lives through foster care and adoption through the lens of trauma-informed practice. This conference is ideal for adoptive and foster parents, social workers, medical professionals, teachers, educational assistants, students, and anyone else touched by adoption or foster care. Conference commences 9am-4pm. Lunch included. Childcare available for $10/child (3rd child or more free). Financial assistance also offered for those wishing to but unable to attend, inquire at email@example.com
Although this event happens in the USA, there's nothing else quite like it! Designed as a time for foster and adoptive parents to escape from the distractions and chaos of life and be refreshed, equipped, and inspired. They'll be loved on, poured into, built up and encouraged by a community who gets not only the challenges of this parenting journey, but the kingdom value of it.
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
A 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.