Our most frequent questions and answers

Yes, all Conference delegates, speakers, exhibitors, volunteers, and staff will be required to be fully vaccinated (received a full series of a vaccine that is authorized by Health Canada, or any combination of such vaccines) by May 30, 2022 (14 days before the Conference begins) in order to attend the Conference in any capacity. Please view CAGP’s COVID-19 Policy & General Waiver and Release.  All Conference delegates are required to read and agree to these terms when registering.  Be prepared to show proof of vaccination upon arrival at the Conference venue.

CAGP will enforce masking requirements in accordance with applicable local Public Health requirements. Currently, you should be prepared to wear a mask at the Conference. We will continue to monitor the situation closely. 

Below is the CAGP Conference Cancellation Policy  that all delegates are asked to read and agree to when they register for the Conference. As always, though, CAGP is open to reconsidering this policy on a case-by-case basis, under extenuating circumstances.

In the event of a cancellation, we will not reimburse travel, accommodation nor other costs related to the event. You might want to consider purchasing travel insurance that would cover these extra costs.

CAGP will not be collecting proof of vaccination during online registration, however, you will be required to show proof of vaccination when you arrive at the Registration Desk at the Conference venue. 

At this time we do not anticipate the need to do daily screening of each delegate, however, CAGP will be following Public Health recommendations on how to best keep our delegates safe.


Our most frequent questions and answers

No, the 2022 CAGP National Conference will be in-person ONLY.  There will be no virtual component, all sessions will be conducted in-person in Halifax, NS.

Dress is business casual for the Conference. For Wednesday night’s banquet, we move to business attire.

Yes, many of the CAGP Chapters offer bursaries to members, allowing them the opportunity to attend the Conference when they might otherwise not have the financial means to do so. This year we are also offering sponsored BIPOC bursaries, open to the BIPOC community. Click here for more information about all of our bursaries.

Yes, there is an app for the Conference and it will be ready to be downloaded in May 2022. On this app you will find the Conference schedule, information about our Sponsors and Exhibitors, information about the hotel and a FAQ section. During the week of the Conference, you will also be able to access the session evaluations through the app. 

This information can be found on our Conference app. There is signage provided at the venue and you can always ask for help at the Registration Desk as well. 

On-site parking is available for $4.50 hourly, $26 daily.  Off-site parking is available for $3.50 hourly, $15 daily.  Rate subject to change.

Yes, there is fitness centre, an indoor swimming pool and a whirlpool. Please visit the website for hours of operation.

A full Conference registration fee includes a breakfast, lunch and the Opening Reception on Tuesday; breakfast, lunch and the CAGP Banquet on Wednesday; breakfast and lunch on Thursday. Those attending one day only will be provided with breakfast and lunch. The banquet on Wednesday is not included in the One Day Wednesday registration. 

CAGP will make healthy food choices for the conference meals based on the menus available at the venue. However, not all food preferences or intolerances can be accommodated by the venue. We ask that delegates also be responsible for managing their own preferences and intolerances. 

If you have a food allergy, please note it when you register. There is an opportunity to provide us with this information. We can take food allergy requests up to one week before the conference.  After that, we cannot guarantee that food allergies will be accommodated. Please note that we cannot guarantee that no cross contamination has taken place in the special preparation of an allergy-free alternate meal.

Full Conference delegates automatically receive entry to the Wednesday night banquet. If you are a one-day delegate or coming as a guest, you will need to purchase a banquet ticket in addition to your conference registration, which you can do when you register. Please contact the National Office at as soon as possible to ensure a banquet ticket.

Complimentary WIFI access is available throughout the hotel. It is recommended that you have alternative means to access the Internet and emails through your own service provider as the WIFI provided is very basic. It is not recommended that you rely on the free WIFI for security and stability reasons. 

There is a place on your Conference registration form to sign up for the social activities. If you decide you would like to join in the activities after you have already registered for the Conference, contact Erin Kuhns, Manager, Education and Training at There is no guarantee that there will be space left at the social activities after the registration deadline has passed. 

Please feel free to use your technology to enhance your conference experience. #CAGP22 is the official conference hashtag if you are sharing anything on social media.

We do ask that you be mindful of those around you by turning your phones to silent. If you must take a call, please do so outside the session room.

CAGP does not provide printed copies of the presentations and handouts at the Conference. A couple of weeks prior to the Conference, delegates will receive an email with instructions for accessing the speaker presentations online. 

Not all speakers might have provided a copy of their presentation at the time of posting. As new presentations are received, they will be posted online so check back for updates. Kindly print your desired speaker presentations before arriving at the Conference. 

An electronic PDF version of the delegate list will be sent out to the Conference delegates just before the Conference. It will also be available to download with the speaker presentations. Kindly respect the privacy of our delegates – this list is not to be used for advertising purposes. If your name does not appear on this list, it is because you opted out of the list on your registration form.

Yes, this is a one-day pre-Conference course also taking place at The Halifax Marriott Harbourfront on Monday, June 13. You can register for this course through the Conference Registration. Simply choose the “Gift Planning Fundamentals ONLY” option to ensure you are only registering for the pre-Conference course. Click here for more information about Gift Planning Fundamentals.

You can call Erin Kuhns, Manager, Training and Education at 1-888-430-9494 x222 or email

CAGP Conference Cancellation Policy 

Notice of all cancellations must be received in writing. Before May 16 2022, if you must cancel your registration, three options are available:

1) Your registration may be carried forward for you to attend the 2023 conference (subject to a $250.00 administration fee)

2) Your registration fees may be refunded (less a $250.00 administration fee)

3) Your registration may be transferred to a colleague within your organization at any time (less a $75 administration fee)

As of May 16, 2022, there will be no refunds or carry-forwards. No-shows forfeit the full registration fee. Please send your cancellation requests to

CAGP reserves the right to amend or cancel the event. Please note that in the event of a forced cancellation as mandated by Federal or Provincial Government due to COVID-19, all registrations will be reimbursed in full (unless otherwise agreed upon by delegate and CAGP).

If an event has to be cancelled or rescheduled we will contact you as soon as possible to notify you of the change. You will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.

In the event of a cancellation or rescheduling, we will not reimburse travel, accommodation or other costs related to the event.


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