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Expanding Horizons 2025
National Institute on Infant and Early Mental Health


Discover the unparalleled experience of Expanding Horizons, the only institute dedicated to exploring the topic of infant and early mental health in Canada! Presented bi-annually in Toronto, this transformative 3-day event is proudly organized by Infant and Early Mental Health Promotion (IEMHP) at The Hospital for Sick Children.

Expanding Horizons strives to promote evidence-based programs, spotlight promising supports, feature emerging research, celebrate community successes, and translate science into meaningful practice with children prenatal to six years of age. Attendees can share learnings and build relationships across fields, sectors, and geography.

Call for Abstracts

Calling all service providers, practitioners, community leaders, researchers, etc.! Submissions are welcomed for 90-minute concurrent sessions to be delivered in-person on May 7 or 8, 2025 as a workshop or presentation. This interdisciplinary learning event is for those whose work is focused on the care and well-being of infants, young children and their families, in settings such as, but not limited to:

  • Aboriginal Head Start 
  • Adoption Services 
  • Adult Mental Health 
  • Child Protection 
  • Children’s Mental Health 
  • Children’s Rehabilitation Services 
  • Early Intervention 
  • Early Learning & Care 
  • Family Resource Programs 
  • Indigenous Child & Family Services 
  • Infant & Child Development Programs 
  • Parenting Programs 
  • Post-secondary Institutions 
  • Perinatal/Parental Mental Health Programs 
  • Primary Healthcare 
  • Public Health & Policy 
  • Research Institutes 
  • School Boards 
  • Social Policy & Advocacy 
  • Social Work 
  • Traditional Healing
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2024 (11:59 pm EST)
Submission Acceptance: by November 13, 2024 (whether accepted or not)

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Venue and Travel Information

Join us for 3 enriching days from May 6th to 8th, 2025, at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre. Further details on program and accommodations will be provided soon. Stay tuned for updates!

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Infant and Early Mental Health Promotion, the hospital for sick children

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The Hospital for Sick Children

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