ABOUT LISA & JACKIE

 Jackie and Lisa have worked with adopted children and adults, birth parents, foster children, special needs children and children who have experienced trauma and loss. They both have extensive experience with single, LGBTQ adoptive applicants and families with biological and/or adopted children.

Having worked at the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) as school social workers for decades, Lisa and Jackie have a strong understanding of special education, the needs and services available to children in the school system and broad experience that includes: grief support, crisis intervention, trauma counselling, suicide prevention, child and adolescent mental health, women's issues, domestic violence and issues faced by newcomer populations.

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Jackie Poplack, MSW RSW

Jackie is an Adoption Practitoner who has been working in the field of adoption for twenty five years. She has visited children's villages worldwide including institutions in India, Thailand, Vietnam, South Africa, Tanzania, Rwanda, China, South Korea, Morocco, Cambodia, South America and Europe.

 

Jackie was an adoption worker at the Toronto Children's Aid Society prior to working as a psychiatric social worker in the Day Treatment Program and The Women's Clinic at The Toronto Western Hospital.  At the Toronto District School Board, she provided counselling and support to families and children. 

 

Jackie has extensive experience in the fields of attachment, older child adoption, special needs adoption an international adoption and has worked closely with Children’s Aid Societies across Ontario.  She was a committee member of Ignite the Spark, (Children's Aid Foundation) an enrichment program for children in the child welfare system across Canada.

 

Jackie has been listed as a non-sexist therapist by the Women's Referral and Resource Counselling Centre. She was a consultant to Adopt4Life, an adoptive parent advocacy group in Ontario.

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Lisa Kreindler, MSW, RSW

Lisa is an Adoption Practitioner who has worked in the field of adoption for over fifteen years. She has visited international children's villages in locations including Vietnam, Hong Kong, Cambodia and across Europe.

 

Lisa has much experience in the fields of domestic, international, inter-provincial and public, older child adoption as well as birth-parent counselling. She has worked closely with Children's Aid Societies across Ontario and has a special interest in learning disabilities, ADHD and autism spectrum disorder. 

 

Lisa worked at the former Women's Clinic (Toronto's Mt. Sinai Hospital) providing counselling to women with high risk pregnancies. She then worked in the U.S. in substance abuse treatment and as a school counsellor.

Lisa worked a school social worker at the TDSB for over two decades, providing counselling to students and their families and consulting with school staff about adolescent and child mental health.

In addition to her work as a private adoption practitioner, Lisa maintains a private therapy practice in Toronto.