Cathedral as Meeting Place

April 18th to 21st, 2024

The name Ottawa is derived from the Algonquin word “adawe” which means a safe place to trade. So come, bring your experience, exchange stories and knowledge, take away new connections and inspiration, as we gather where the Gatineau, Rideau and Ottawa rivers meet. We look forward to welcoming you!

Coming to Ottawa


There is much to do in the Canada's National Capital Region, so come early and stay on if you are able!

Arrival - Registration will open at 3.30 pm and the opening service will be at 5.30 pm on Thursday.
Departure - Lunch will be available after the 10.30 am service on Sunday so best to book flights after 3 pm to allow for check-in.

By plane - arriving at Ottawa International Airport (YOW) 
By train - arriving at the Ottawa VIA Train station


In April, Ottawa can be very cool or very warm, or both - welcome to early spring in Canada's capital city! You will find new buds, shoots of green leaves, and lots of clear, fresh air. The average temperature for a typical day in April ranges from a high of 11°C (52°F) to a low of -1°C (31°F).

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Don't forget your passport!

Register for the Conference
April 18th to 21st, 2024

Fees are $650 CDN or $500 USD - please choose the appropriate box when registering. 

CLICK HERE to register.

Conference accomodation is available very close to the Cathedral at the Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown Ottawa, 361 Queen Street, K1R 0C7  +1 (613) 234 6363 or +1 (888) 728 3027 (toll free)

CLICK HERE for your hotel reservations.


Conference Program

The conference agenda is in development but here are some highlights:

  • Indigenous leaders will share experience and stories about the local area and the wider context;
  • Attending a Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride practice and touring the stables;
  • Bus tour of the National Capital;
  • A down-home taste of Canada meal followed by a kitchen party with a fantastic band;
  • Opening and Sunday worship will feature Christ Church Cathedral's choirs;
  • And so much more!
What to Do in Ottawa

Conference participants will have free time to explore sites and attractions in the area on Saturday afternoon and evening. More information will be available in your conference program and on site when you arrive. For those who want a taste of what the Ottawa area has to offer, this link to Ottawa Tourism is a great place to start.

Check out events and attractions at Ottawa Tourism.