Who We Are

Empowered Kids Ontario (EKO) represents Ontario’s publicly-funded child development and rehabilitation sector. With the united voice of our members, we promote evidence-based investments, policies and programs enabling smart, innovative approaches and service delivery so kids with special needs and their families live their best lives.

Established in 1978, EKO is marking 40 years of dedication to a child development ecosystem that is integrated and family-centred.

Our member organizations provide treatment and support to children, youth and families in every region of Ontario.

EKO is governed by a Board of Directors made up of volunteers.

Our annual conference brings together Ontario’s leaders in child development and rehabilitation, and celebrates outstanding partners, advocates and trailblazers with our Tribute Awards.