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Registration Fees (in CDN Dollars)

Registration TypeMemberNon-Member
Member – Full Conference Package$680.00$800.00
Member – Wednesday Only$400.00$480.00
Member – Thursday Only$400.00$480.00

* Plus applicable taxes

1) Full conference registration includes:

  • access to all keynote speakers and sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • access to the exhibit hall
  • breakfast daily
  • twice daily coffee breaks
  • lunch on Wednesday
  • welcome reception (Wednesday)
  • Awards Lunch on Thursday

2) Travel and accommodation are the sole responsibility of the delegate and are not included in the registration fee. To obtain the negotiated conference rate, hotels must be booked through the registration site.

3) Conference registrations can only be made online and cannot be taken over the phone. An email confirmation will be sent to you upon receipt of your completed registration information and payment.

4) Cancellations must be received in writing. Please send an email to: ouraconference@exposoft.ca

5) Any cancellations received on or before January 11, 2019 will be entitled to a full refund, less a CDN $100.00 processing fee per cancellation.

6) Any cancellations received after January 11, 2019 are 100% non-refundable.

If you haven’t already registered for the OURA Conference, here are four excellent reasons why you should.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to hear from insightful personalities.


Dr. Dawn Lavell-Harvard, Ph.D.
Dr. Dawn Lavell-Harvard, Ph.D.
Dr. Dawn Lavell-Harvard, Ph.D., is a proud member of the Wikwemikong First Nation, the first Aboriginal Trudeau Scholar, and has worked to advance the rights of Aboriginal women as the President of the Ontario Native Women’s Association for 14 years. Dawn has recently taken on the role as Director for First Peoples House of Learning at Trent University in the fall of 2016. Previously, Dawn was elected President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada at the 41st Annual General Assembly, July 11, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec and was Vice-President for almost 3 years working to advocate for the families of the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Dawn is a full-time mother of three girls. Following in the footsteps of her mother Jeannette Corbiere Lavell, a noted advocate for Indigenous women’s rights, since joining the Board of the Ontario Native Women Association as a youth director back in 1994, Ms. Harvard has been working toward the empowerment of Aboriginal women and their families. She was co-editor of the original volume on Indigenous Mothering entitled “Until Our Hearts Are on the Ground: Aboriginal Mothering, Oppression, Resistance and Rebirth”, she has also released a book along with Kim Anderson, entitled “Mothers of the Nations”, and she has recently co-edited a book with Jennifer Brant entitled “Forever Loved: Exposing the Hidden Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada”.


Mark Evans
Mark Evans
Mark Evans is an award-winning technology newspaper journalist and has created three Internet start-ups. Many have referred to Mark as a technology superstar because of his insight regarding Social Media and how to best take advantage of its’ use. Mark’s strength is explaining in a user-friendly way how the Web and Social Media are changing how we live, work and play. Evans will explain the web’s impact on the media and the challenges/opportunities for start-ups and fast-growing businesses.


Dr Robyne Hanley-Dafoe
Dr Robyne Hanley-Dafoe
Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe is a multi-award winning Psychology and Education Instructor who has taught for over a decade at Trent University. Robyne also holds the role of Trent’s Senior Educational Developer in the Centre for Teaching & Learning. Robyne’s interests and research focuses on innovative pedagogy, resiliency and wellness. Robyne continues to work within the teaching community bringing wise-practices for professional development and student engagement for learners of all ages. She is a former varsity athlete and anchors her teaching practices in the principles of optimal challenge, health and wellness.


Sunjay Nath
Sunjay Nath
Sunjay Nath travels the Globe as a motivational speaker sharing insights on leadership and performance. He is best known for his trademark, “The 10-80-10 Principle” which is a framework that helps individuals and teams improve performance. Delivered in a high energy, high content and highly humorous manner, this methodology combines best practices with small wins to help people empower themselves. It helps individuals and teams operate at a dynamic level allowing them to increase their performance and results by focusing their energy and efforts on highest yielding activities.

OURA has a block of rooms set aside at the


The negotiated special group rate is CDN $210.00 per night plus applicable taxes.

Below you will find the reservation link you can use to make an online hotel reservation.

Alternatively, you may contact the hotel’s Toll-Free Number to book your reservations at 1-800-905-0667.

Please note that you may cancel your Individual Reservation Booking up until 48 Hours prior to arrival without penalty.

OURA would like to thank all of the exhibitors and sponsors that have generously contributed to the success of the 2019 Conference. Please acknowledge their support and your gratitude by taking the time to visit their booth.

Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsor

Campus Right


Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsor


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