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About AdoptWalk 2016

In 2009, the Adoption Council of Canada held its first AdoptWalk in the Greater Toronto area. Since then, our walks have brought even more of the adoption community together each year.

In 2016, we are proud to present Adoptwalk 2016: Extreme Obstacle Edition!

Adoptwalk 2016: Extreme Obstacle Edition will feature two divisions with more than 25 obstacles for ALL levels of fitness to enjoy!

Don't forget to also create a fundraising page and donate! We will be dolling out awesome prizes to the teams who raise the most funds!

  • Elite Race: For competitive athletes, including first responders, armed forces and anyone interested in challenging their body, mind, and spirit! We are looking for 20 teams of up to six participants to compete for the fastest times. If your motto is "Pain is Temporary", this race is for you!
  • Family Race: Will feature obstacles that are just the right size for children and families to conquer together! Included in the fun will be prizes for the best superhero costumes, and best superpowers displayed!

As well, join us during and after the races for a BBQ and special celebration with families who have finalized their adoptions this year!



The Adoption Council of Canada educates Canadians about the benefits and challenges of adoption for children, birth families and adoptive parents, while facilitating respectful communication among all those adoption touches.

The ACC is the only national organization focused on adoption. We provide tools and services to local and regional adoption organizations. Provincial and territorial authorities responsible for adoption frequently consult us, including the Federal/Provincial Working Group on Child and Family Services. The Adoption Council of Canada has helped to improve legislation and change policy and practices, particularly in open records (Ontario, Nova Scotia) and photolisting on websites (Alberta, Ontario).

The ACC’s board and membership covers the breadth of the country. The practical reach of the ACC’s work extends beyond its formal legal membership. The ACC works with Canadian and U.S. adoption organizations, provincial organizations and governments, social workers, social work departments of universities and colleges, and adoption researchers.

Donations to AdoptWalk 2016: Extreme Obstacle Edition will help provide:

  • Information and resources to support birth families, adoptive families, adoptees and individuals with questions about private, domestic (public) and international adoption
  • Canada's Waiting Children, the national photolisting service the Adoption Council of Canada operates to help match children and youth in foster care with potential adoptive families
  • Awareness-raising initiatives about the number of children and youth in care of the child welfare system and how to begin the adoption process
  • Youth Speak Out training for children and youth in care, those who have been adopted and those who have aged out of the system, to help them advocate about the importance of permanency
  • Heart Gallery programs to help child welfare agencies recruit families for children and youth in care
  • Research and training of adoption professionals in recruitment and retention techniques.
  • Education about the need for legislative change to support adoption and remove barriers

Please contact the ACC directly for more information:

Adoption Council of Canada
416-2249 Carling Avenue
Ottawa ON  K2B 7E9
Phone: 613-680-2999
Toll-free: 1-888-542-3678