COVID-19 Update: March 27th, 2020


We hope you and your families are all staying healthy and safe!

As per the current municipal and provincial government regulations, and to ensure the safety of all our Empowering Steps families and staff, all Empowering Steps gym and pool sessions, Occupational Therapy, and Music Therapy sessions will be cancelled until May 4th, 2020. Of course, this situation is ever evolving and, as such, we will update everyone by April 30th, 2020 to confirm the resumption of services.

All of our thoughts are with you and your families during this difficult time. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.




COVID-19 Update: March 17th, 2020


All programs are cancelled and we are completely closed starting Wed, Mar 18.

This includes Empowering Steps gym and aqua sessions, Spring Break Intensives, and Occupational and Music Therapy sessions. We will post an update by Friday, March 28th, to inform customers what is happening with sessions after spring break.




COVID-19 Update: March 16th/17th, 2020


Spring Break Intensives

Unfortunately, the current situation surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak has continued to expand and more significant steps are being made to curb the further spread of the virus. Due to the recent developments made this morning by the British Columbian government and after extensive discussions, we will be cancelling our Spring Break Intensives effective immediately.



At this time, regular Empowering Steps sessions will resume on March 28th but, as this situation is changing daily, we will update everyone of any changes. If we are mandated to shut all programs down following Spring Break, we will extend the sessions further into June and offer makeups. We will post an update on this situation no later than Friday, March 27th.


Occupational Therapy

As we have closed Club Aviva due to the continuing progression of the COVID-19 virus and in light of the recent developments and decisions made by the B.C. government, all Occupational Therapy sessions with Katie will be cancelled effective immediately.


We will be re-evaluating the situation on March 27th and will notify all families when we are able to resume services. We hope you and your families stay safe and healthy during this uncertain time. Please reach out to us with any further questions or concerns.




COVID-19 Update: March 14, 2020


In these uncertain times, we wanted to reach out to you personally about what we are doing here at the Symington Symbiotic Foundation to support you. As the situation around novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we are doing everything we can to ensure your safety and provide maximum flexibility.

While the COVID-19 situation is changing daily around the world, it is important to note that the BC Centre for Disease Control continues to affirm that the risk to people in British Columbia and Canada is low at this time. Even so, we are mindful that our community is concerned about the potential impact of further spread of COVID-19 and we are acting accordingly to do what we can to support public safety. At this time, all of Club Aviva’s services are operating normally. However, as this situation evolves it may be necessary to make adjustments. Any service changes will be communicated to you.



ES sessions are running as usual until March 16th. During Spring Break we have a scheduled break from sessions. We are following the BC Health advisory and will keep you posted on any changes regarding sessions following the spring break. This weekend we ask you to limit viewing during your child’s session. Anyone not feeling well should stay home. Please remind your child about the importance of hand washing. We have hand sanitizer available for frequent sanitation.

If we are mandated to shut all programs down following the spring break, we will extend the sessions further into June and offer makeups.


Spring Break Intensives

Intensives will be operating over the spring break holidays. We have relaxed our cancellation policy. Cancellations will be allowed and refunded with 24-hour notice if your child is sick, at risk, or has been in contact with someone who is at risk, exhibiting symptoms, or has travelled to an affected area.