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March 30 & 31, 2020
Hilton Toronto

The Empowered Kids Ontario Spring Symposium 2020 attracts passionate, interdisciplinary child development and rehabilitation professionals from every region of Ontario and from across Canada.


As health and social care services in Ontario look to the future, EKO presents the first Spring Symposium: two-days of programming bringing together the province’s child development and rehabilitation sector professionals, families, partners and stakeholders, for in-depth discussions about best practices, innovation, and the opportunities for new approaches in a transforming environment.

Join us for the EKO Spring Symposium 2020 to learn about the latest in policy, research and best practice, foster leadership, innovative approaches, and to explore creative partnerships and programs, and build the capacity that ensures Ontario will continue to set the bar across all aspects of child development in Canada.

All are welcome! The Spring Symposium programming will address research, service delivery, novel methodologies, advances, lived experience and leadership. Content will be meaningful for all who share our commitment to kids with disabilities and their families living their best lives.

Registration opens February 7, 2020.

Symposium Venue

Hilton Toronto
45 Richmond Street West

About the Symposium Venue

In the heart of Toronto and located in the city’s financial district, Hilton Toronto is a 10-minute walk from Union Station, the theatre district, City Hall & Nathan Phillips Square, museums, art galleries, sports arenas and shops. The Hotel is connected to the underground PATH and its 1,200 restaurants and retail outlets. The Hilton Toronto is a five-minute walk from the St. Andrews Subway Station; the King Street and Queen Street Stations are also just a few minutes-walk to the Hotel.

Call for Presentations and Posters

Do you have a best practice or hot topic to share with your colleagues and peers who are responsible for delivering clinical treatment or management in Ontario’s child development and rehabilitation sector? If so, we’re inviting you to submit your proposal to present at the inaugural Empowered Kids Ontario-Enfants Avenir Ontario Spring Symposium. Check here for details about the EKO Spring Symposium 2020.

We’re looking for proposals that educate colleagues on innovation in child development and rehabilitation, introduce novel approaches and skills based on best practices and evidence-informed research, explore trends, build customer affinity, and showcase collaborative partnerships, innovative programming, and data-driven decision-making.

We’re expecting a great turnout for our first-ever EKO Spring Symposium. The Spring Symposium offers professionals in the child development and rehabilitation sector opportunities to learn from recognized leaders, and to network with peers from around the province and across Canada.