Registration FAQs


Cannexus will take place Jan. 23-25, 2023, both virtually and in Ottawa, Canada. The virtual and in-person portions are essentially separate events with different sessions taking place within the greater whole of the hybrid umbrella.

Although the virtual and in-person portions of Cannexus are mostly separate, there are sessions that act as bridges between the virtual and in-person experiences. Keynotes, select Around the World sessions, and the Spark! TED-style talks will all be shown in both the virtual and in-person event at the same time. Virtual and in-person attendees can engage with each other through the chat. 

During the in-person conference, in-person attendees will not be able to view the virtual sessions. However, when the conference is over (after Jan. 25), all in-person attendees will be able to access the full virtual conference platform to watch the virtual recorded sessions for six months.  

In-person sessions will not be recorded or available to virtual attendees. 

We are planning a hybrid program that makes the most of each format – with the in-person portion featuring consultation on big-picture themes of organizational, sectoral and economic change – and the virtual portion focusing on skill-building webinar and meeting-style presentations. 

Many of you have missed connecting face-to-face with colleagues. At the same time, we’ve all come to appreciate the convenience of virtual events. No matter how you participate, Cannexus will provide an accessible, content-rich and value-packed opportunity for Canada’s career development communities to convene, share and learn. 

Check out the  Cannexus Schedule  for both the in-person and virtual portions. The full program will be available by the end of September with 150+ sessions. 

To complete your registration, payment must be received within 30 days in order to ensure the rate at the time of recording your registration. Please note, if you register on or after December 23, 2021, you will be required to pay your registration fees by credit card at the time of registration. 

Payment Policy 
To pay your invoice with a credit card: 


To pay by cheque: 

  1. Make cheques payable to: CERIC 
  1. Mail your cheque and a copy of your invoice to: CERIC c/o Foundation House 2 St Clair Avenue East, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M4T 2T5 


Important! The HST indicated on your ticket has already been included in the amount to be paid, so if you are sending a cheque, please do not add it a second time. 


To view the complete registration policy, click here.

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Yes. All in-person attendees will have access to all the virtual conference recorded sessions for six months following the conference. Please note, in-person attendees will not have access to the virtual recorded sessions until after the live conference days.

Health and safety is taken very seriously. We will be following Ontario and Ottawa Public Health guidance very closely over the coming months. Health and safety precautions will be communicated to in-person attendees in the lead-up to the conference.

Discount fares for registered attendees are available for Via Rail, Air Canada, Porter and WestJet. Click here to find out more. 

CERIC has negotiated a reduced rate at hotels close to the Shaw Centre. Please note these discounted rates are available for only a limited time. Please follow the links below to reserve your room at one of our contracted conference hotels. 

The Westin Ottawa

CERIC has secured incredible room rates at The Westin Ottawa  for a Traditional Room, subject to availability

Novotel Ottawa

Novotel Ottawa is happy to offer group rates to Cannexus delegates for single occupancy in a superior room pending availability.

Les Suites

Make a reservation at the amazing rate (one-bedroom suite) offered for Cannexus delegates, subject to availability. The rates will be valid three days before and three days after the conference.

To reserve:

  1. Click here to make a reservation. No additional codes required.

To reserve:

  1. E-mail OR call 1-855-677-3033
  2. To receive the group rate, mention the below:

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To reserve:

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You will receive an email in early January with virtual conference platform login details.  If you do not see this email in your inbox, please check your spam. If the email is not in your spam folder, contact

No. Only registered attendees who have paid their registration fees will receive an email with their login details in early January. If you do not pay your registration fees before the conference, you will not be granted access to the virtual conference platform.

Use the following browsers only:

  • Windows: Chrome 30+, Edge 12+, Firefox 27+, or IE 11+
  • Mac: Chrome 30+ or Firefox 27+
  • Linux: Chrome 30+, Firefox 27+

DO NOT USE Internet Explorer. This is not supported.

Yes, all sessions will be recorded and will be available to registered attendees through the virtual conference platform for six months. Once you login to the platform, bookmark your unique link and save your password so you will have easy access to the recordings following the conference.

Yes, exhibitor hours take place during all Cannexus breaks. Additionally, at a designated time each live conference day (11:00 am ET on Monday, January 24; 2:30 pm ET on Tuesday, January 25; and 1:00 pm ET on Wednesday, January 26) you can join exhibitors for a presentation or meet and greet at their virtual booths. However, feel free to check out exhibitor booths in your off hours and request information from exhibitors. You can also schedule meetings with exhibitors at a time that is mutually agreeable.

Monday, January 24, 1:15 pm ET: CERIC will be releasing the results of its Environics National Business Survey on the state of Career Development in the Canadian Workplace, based on a survey of 500 employers.

Tuesday, January 25, 3:45 pm ET: This year during the conference we are proud to offer the powerful KAIROS Blanket Exercise, exploring the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.


Tuesday, January 25, 3:55 pm ET: We are pleased to be honouring one of Canada’s top career development leaders with the Etta St. John Wileman Award for Lifetime Achievement immediately following the Yvonne Rodney keynote.

Yes, the more you engage throughout the conference, the more points you will earn with Cannexus Games. From visiting exhibitors to meeting other delegates and asking questions during presentations, you can compete to earn a free registration to next year’s Cannexus conference.

Hallway Meetings are randomized matchmaking meetings during select Cannexus breaks. These one-on-one matchmaking sessions were open to anyone who chose to sign up for them during registration. Participants will be randomly linked to another attendee (with the same language preference) to participate in a Zoom meeting. These video-based peer-to-peer matchmaking sessions take place in one break on each live conference day in the virtual conference platform.. During a 30-minute break, participants will be matched with one other attendee.. Hallway Meetings will appear automatically in “My Agenda” and “Notifications” for the participants who signed up. Please note, if you miss your meeting, another conference attendee will be waiting for you in Zoom. 

The virtual conference platform will offer bilingual text wherever possible with some exceptions. Unfortunately, some system buttons, dates, etc. are not able to be displayed in both languages. 

Each series of live and on-demand sessions includes sessions offered in French. 

In addition, all live plenary sessions will include simultaneous interpretation in English and French and at least one live session in each block will include simultaneous interpretation (voice-over). 

Pathable. Pathable uses Zoom in order to stream sessions. 

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“As a first timer at Cannexus, I was worried about making meaningful connections. What I learned from the smaller group sessions and the larger keynote speakers is absolutely invaluable, and I was able to utilize key concepts in my practice and the day after the conference. This is a must-attend conference for any professionals in the career development field!"

Louisa Smith, Career Services Advisor, Lighthouse Labs, ON