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Ottawa, Ontario at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre.
We have set aside a number of rooms at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre at a discounted rate. This rate will be available to guests attending CALS2023 wishing to stay at the Delta Hotels on any of the following dates: April 16 to April 20, 2023.
To access the discounted rate, simply book your rooms at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre by March 16, 2023,
APRIL 17, 2023: PRE-SUMMIT DAY
The Pre-Summit afternoon will be focused on topics of “Housing” and “Post-Secondary Education”. There are LIMITED spots. Reserve your spot now! Go to our registration platform, and scroll down to “Events & Other Activities” if you wish to participate.
APRIL 18-19, 2023: SUMMIT DAYS
FULL SUMMIT ACCESS RATES
The table below outlines registration rates for participants wishing to attend CALS2023 on both April 18 and 19, 2023.
|TICKET TYPES||IN PERSON & |
|Persons identifying as: Autistic, Neurodivergent or with a disability||$225||$250|
|Students and trainees||$225||$250|
|Member of Autism Alliance of Canada||$600||$700|
|Non-Member of Autism Alliance of Canada||$675||$775|
|DEADLINE||MARCH 31, 2023||APRIL 2023|
INDIVIDUAL DAY SUMMIT ACCESS RATES
The table below outlines registration rates for participants wishing to attend CALS2023 on either April 18 or April 19, 2023.
|TICKET TYPE||IN PERSON & |
|Persons identifying as: Autistic, Neurodivergent or with a disability||$135||$150|
|Students and trainees||$135||$150|
|Member of Autism Alliance of Canada||$360||$420|
|Non-Member of Autism Alliance of Canada||$405||$465|
|DEADLINE||MARCH 31, 2023||APRIL 2023|
LIVESTREAM SUMMIT ACCESS
To make the 9th Annual Canadian Autism Leadership Summit accessible to all persons wishing to attend, Autism Alliance of Canada is excited to announce that CALS2023 will be delivered both in-person and via livestream!
When we release our full program, we will note which of the CALS2023 presentations can be accessed via livestream. Livestream sessions will be available through Zoom. Participants joining via livestream will be able to ask questions during Question & Answers sessions using the chat function, which we will monitor and relay to the presenters, wherever possible. Participants joining the livestream will be able to hear the presentations and see the visual content (if available), but will not be able to interact with the in-person audience or presenters during the session.
If you wish to attend CALS2023 via livestream, click “Register Now” below and select the “Livestream” option on the registration form.
A huge thanks to the following organizations for supporting the 9th Annual Canadian Autism Leadership Summit! If you would like your organization to be listed as a CALS2023 supporter, view our Support Proposal by clicking here.
In 2021, Autism Alliance of Canada created The Jim and Ginette Munson Autism Leadership Award, in recognition of the unflagging determination and leadership shown by The Honourable Jim Munson, former member of the Senate of Canada, and his wife, Ginette Munson.
This annual award underlines the Munsons’ longstanding commitment in the pursuit of a better Canada for Autistic persons, their families and communities. Each year, this award will be presented to someone living in Canada who has demonstrated the leadership, determination and values that reflect the Munsons’ commitment to the creation of a National Autism Strategy.
Hear from Whitney Hodgins, the recipient of the inaugural Jim and Ginette Munson Autism Leadership Award on our podcast, Across the Desk!
The Canadian Autism Leadership Summit is organized primarily by Autism Alliance of Canada, and guided by volunteers who are dedicated to creating a memorable and engaging event. Each year, we draw on the perspectives of:
- Our lived-experience Selection Committee, responsible for determining the content and approving decisions to ensure an autism-friendly environment.
- Our Summit Planning Committee, responsible for the broader organization of the event.
If you are interested in getting involved and making your mark on CALS, consider joining the CALS2023 Planning Committee. For more information, reach out to us at summit@autismalliance.
Support the Summit
Supporting the Canadian Autism Leadership Summit not only allows you to be part of facilitating this memorable exchange but also grants another level of exposure for your organization to Summit attendees. In addition, your support provides the unique opportunity to show your support for a National Autism Strategy. See below for our proposal for organizations interested in financially supporting the Summit.
For inquiries, please reach out to summit@autismalliance.FINAL-CALS2023-Support-Proposal-2