Augment your conference experience

Connect with other attendees, peers, speakers and exhibitors in a relaxed, social environment.

Make the most of your time in Ottawa by adding on one or more of the social activity options below.

Exhibit Area

Wednesday, April 3 and Thursday, April 4

Wednesday Refreshment
Sponsored by:

Athena Wealth and Legacy Solutions

Wednesday Dessert
Sponsored by:

Mann Lawyers

Thursday Refreshment
& Dessert Sponsored by:

Carters Professional Corporation

The exhibit hall hosts vendors showcasing a wide range of new and innovative tools, products and services related to strategic charitable giving. Source the tools you need to succeed and establish business connections. Refreshment breaks, draws, and other entertainment will make the exhibit area a great place to network.


Friday Refreshment Break Sponsored by: Fidelity Investments (taking place in the Confederation Foyer)

First Timer Delegate Reception

Tuesday, April 2           5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Sponsored by:

Is this your first CAGP Conference “experience”? We’d like to welcome you with a fun, kick-off and networking event. Along with other “first-timers”, you’ll meet CAGP Board members and staff, create connections and gather ideas to help you make the most of the next three days.

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, April 3        4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Sponsored by:

Good Works

Enjoy a warm Ottawa welcome as you mingle with our exhibitors and sponsors and connect with old and new colleagues and friends. A lovely opportunity to network and socialize with conference delegates!

Join us for an alcohol-free reception, with a mocktail sponsored by the CHEO Foundation.

Ottawa Dine Around

Wednesday, April 3         6:30p.m.

Meet up with friends or join new colleagues and enjoy one of Ottawa’s fabulous restaurants. (Delegate pays for their own meal at the restaurant.)

Sign-up information for the Dine Around will be sent to delegates a few weeks before the Conference.

Dinner Party / Fireside Chat with the Ottawa Hospital Foundation

Wednesday, April 3           6:30 p.m.

Sponsored by:

The WCPD Foundation invites delegates for an evening reception at the home of their President & CEO, Peter Nicholson. Cocktails, live music and a delicious spread of food will be followed by a Fireside Chat on the most historic fundraising project in the history of our nation’s capital.

In 2023, the Ottawa Hospital officially broke ground on its new campus. This $2.5 billion project is a collaboration with the provincial government, with the Ottawa Hospital Foundation’s fundraising goal being $500 million, an unprecedented figure for the city.

In this fireside chat, the Foundation’s CEO, Tim Kluke, will be joined by major donors to discuss the challenges, successes, insights and pitfalls of this historic campaign.

Moderator: Jeff Todd, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, WCPD Foundation.

Space is limited. Bus transportation will be available
Sign-up information for this event will be sent to delegates a few weeks before the conference.

CAGP Reception and Banquet

Thursday, April 4                 6:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Banquet Reception Sponsored by:

Banquet Sponsored by:

Join us in the foyer area for socializing and drinks, followed by a lovely banquet dinner and some fun evening entertainment!

National Gallery of Canada

Friday, April 5           2:30 – 5:00 p.m.

The National Gallery of Canada opened to the public in 1988, and this magnificent building was designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie. Discover The Gallery’s collection and special exhibitions that span over 12,000 square metres of exhibition space, and is the permanent home of the world’s most comprehensive collection of Canadian art.  Take the afternoon to explore one of the most extraordinary collections of art from across Canada and around the world.  A one-hour guided tour will be arranged for our group.

The National Gallery of Canada is a short 12 minute walk from the Westin Ottawa hotel.  Our group will meet in the lobby at 2:30pm to walk together over to the Gallery.  Please note that the Gallery closes at 5:00pm.


The National Gallery of Canada

380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON  K1N 9N4


Includes: Private Guided Tour

Price: $25 per person (plus taxes)

Deadline to book: March 1, 2024