One of the things I do in my spare time (hah!) is volunteer for SCBWI. We're having a terrific conference at the end of April for people who write and illustrate for kids.
We're having an editor, an art director, and an author come rub shoulders with us for an entire weekend. Yes I'm being vague and mysterious.
So leave here and go get the details at the official SCBWI Canada East chapter website.