Concurrent Sessions

The 2023 EKO Spring Symposium offers delegates breadth and depth with 28 concurrent sessions. Join us for panels, solution rooms, research presentations and workshops on topics ranging from transition preparedness, to authentic engagement, innovative wait list and case load management strategies, practical applications of EDI, and much, much more. Click on each title to learn more about the session, its take aways and presenters.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
An Integrated Partnership Approach to Support Youth and Families Served by the Child Welfare System
The Wild West: transforming BC’s child development sector
Transition preparedness: Away-from-home life skills programs can transform youth outcomes
Ujima Project: supporting young families to achieve early childhood outcomes
Virtual Services: multiple perspectives to advance training, practice and research
Welcome to Canada, C-BiLLT: Adapting a reliable tool for assessing language comprehension in kids with CP
Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Advancing Research and Innovation in paediatric rehabilitation
Authentic Engagement of Black Caregivers of a Child with a Disability
Poster Presentations
Reimagining Missed Appointments & Family Engagement: organizational considerations
The Practical Applications of EDI
Youth Engagement in Neurodisabilities Research
Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
A Multi-organizational Approach to Capacity Building – OAP sector innovation work
I Don't Want my Family to Know: considerations when removing proxy access from a pediatric chart
Implementation Science in Child/Family Health Organizations: What, How and Why
SO Much More than a Caseload Management Strategy
Strategies to Better Serve Underserved Communities
The Family Navigation Hub: identifying and addressing social determinants of health
Thursday, April 13, 2023, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
As I Live and Breathe: short stories by authors with lived experience of disability
Child and Adolescent Screener for Traumatic Events and Response (CASTER): introduction of a novel screening tool & Preschool Speech & Language implementation project
FIRST: A Professional Development Program to Support School-based Tiered Services
Hurry Up and Wait a Lot Less: a case study in listening to inform process
Poster Presentations
The Cultural Liaison Program: Integrating Indigenous Knowledge into Health Care
Thursday, April 13, 2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
An Evidence-Informed Stress Workshop for School-Aged Children
Fostering Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility in Workplace Culture
Strengthening Our Braid
The F-words for Child Development: sharing your perspectives, exploring solutions together
The Solution Room: Improving OAP access and mitigating service barriers through brief behavioural consultation model.
Using the PRIME engagement measures for practice, education, and research