The Symington Symbiotic Foundation was incorporated in 2018 with a mission to empower and support children and youth living with disabilities. This mission is accomplished through an interdisciplinary learning and therapy experience consisting of Empowering Steps movement therapy and behaviour intervention, music therapy, occupational therapy, and physiotherapy, all under one roof. Our pediatric clients benefit from therapists of various disciplines exchanging knowledge and observations, and meeting the children's various needs and challenges through different focuses of expertise.
To relieve conditions associated with disability and to improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being and development of children and youth with disabilities by publicly providing:
- therapeutic intervention focusing on sensory, physical, and motor-skill development; and
- related support programs to facilitate social and emotional development, encourage healthy social interaction and relationship and foster a sense of belonging to a community;
- specially trained personnel and an adapted, safe and inclusive therapy and program facility;
To advance education and improve knowledge by conducting or commissioning academic research into effective treatment of various disabilities and neurodevelopmental disorders and disseminating such research to the public.
To receive gifts, bequests, funds and property, and to hold, invest, administer and distribute funds and property to such other organizations as are "qualified donees" under the provisions of the Income Tax Act (Canada)
To do all such other things as are incidental and ancillary to the attainment of the foregoing purposes and the exercise of the powers of the Society.
Diversity is our strength.
Your experience is unique, and your perspective matters. Every person involved with the Symington Symbiotic Foundation brings a distinctive value to the program and has an equal opportunity for growth. We celebrate the individuality of our participants and staff, and are committed to including and uplifting each other collaboratively with sensitivity and respect.
Here you will be supported not only through an interdisciplinary learning and therapy experience, but by the inclusive, shared environment and community that has grown with it.