Indigenous Perspectives Society

Adoption Online



Welcome to Indigenous Adoption Online (AOL). Adoption Online is training for caregivers, pre-adoptive parents, post-adoptive parents, social workers, interdisciplinary professionals, and anyone working in the field of Aboriginal/Indigenous child and family service delivery.

AOL identifies historical and contemporary impacts of colonization, inter-generational trauma, and the regeneration of positive culture identity development. Learning from the Adoption Online training activities supports a commitment to creating and maintaining cultural connections by promoting the holistic well-being of Indigenous children.

AOL is delivered over an 7-week period and is accessible 24 hours a day. Participants can expect 3-5 hours a week of study to complete Adoption Online training. AOL’s flexible, self-paced, and asynchronous format engages participants and is offered through our Moodle learning management system.

“I wish to thank you for recommending the AOL course when I first sent you an inquiry back in April. It was a great learning experience! I have much more to learn, of course, but I now have the tools and resources to help me on my journey as a parent.”
– Richard, AOL Participant, Spring 2015

“This course run by the Indigenous Perspectives Society is one I have recommended again and again to families who are either thinking about adoption or have adopted. And yet, I realised I have never posted a review about it…” To read the rest of her review check out the full post here:
– Ali Jayne, AOL Participant, Winter 2014

April 2021-March 2022

Cost: If you are NOT sponsored through MCFD for this course the cost is $250 per person

  • At Indigenous Perspectives Society, we offer comfortable and appropriate learning spaces, therefore we place caregivers and social workers in separate streams of the Adoptions On-Line course. Please email us at once you have registered for the course to let us know your role.
  •  If you are a week late signing on to the system after the course opens, you will be asked to re-register into the next cohort. This is to ensure that the cohort progresses together and benefits from the learning environment in tandem with your fellow participants.

Register Here

For more information regarding AOL please contact our Programs Coordinator:
Michele Oatman | Ext. 221
T: 250.391.0007