Welcome to Empowering Steps

Empowering Steps offers a variety of therapies that use movement to affect a change in emotional state and develop attachment which results in an improvement in daily quality of life and physical functioning. Empowering Steps runs under the Symington Symbiotic Foundation, whose aim is to provide access to therapeutic services to families of individuals living with all varieties of disabilities and developmental delays. Behavioural Interventionists, Kinesiologists, Speech/Language Therapists, and Music Therapists collaboratively or individually provide evidence-based treatments to these individuals within our facilities. Our therapists are dedicated to continuing education and research to improve understanding and deliver best practiced treatments. Types of services currently offered include:

Empowering Steps Behavioural Intervention

Empowering Steps Movement Therapy

Music Therapy


Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a fun, inclusive environment rich in sensory motor activities to allow neurodiverse children to improve motor ability, foster trust, improve relationships, develop social interaction, and build a sense of community. We aim to provide children and youth with developmental or intellectual disabilities various therapeutic and customized support services to assist them and their families in achieving the highest possible level of community involvement and personal functioning.

Program Brochure

Click here for the 2020-2021 program brochure.

Registrations are accepted on an ongoing basis depending on availability.

Click here to register for 2020-2021 programs

Diversity is our strength.

Your experience is unique, and your perspective matters. Every person involved with Empowering steps 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.

We respectfully and humbly acknowledge that Empowering Steps, Club Aviva, and the Symington Symbiotic Foundation operate on the unceded ancestral lands of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Kwantlen, and SEMYOME (Semiahmoo) Nations.

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