Annual Conference – May 23-25 Ottawa

CANAC’s Annual Conference returns in the Spring of 2024.

We are excited to share the news that our first in-person national conference since the COVID-19 pandemic will be held in Ottawa on May 23 – 25th, 2024.

This year’s theme of HIV Interconnections will bring forward critical information to advance HIV care in Canada. It also highlights the need for connection and collaboration between nurses, policymakers, allied health professionals and community members.

Registration is currently open and available for both members and non-members at a range of rates:

CANAC Member – $300
Non-Member – $350
Single Friday – $225
Single Saturday – $200
Retiree or Student – $100
(Friday and Full Weekend tickets include access to Gala Dinner)

See below for Plenary Speakers and Conference Attendee hotel information.


We recently received additional funds to support conference attendance and travel for nurses, healthcare providers and community members.

Some funds, specifically those generously donated by the Ontario Ministry of Health AIDS Bureau, cover the conference fees and travel costs for Ontario CANAC nurse members.

The team coordinating the award will distribute the funds according to role, geographic location and available resources. If you are interested in receiving this funding, please click the link below and apply for a conference support/travel scholarship!

Conference Travel Scholarship Application 


Plenary Speakers

The CANAC National conference is excited to share that Dr. Josephine Etowa and Jessy Dame have confirmed as plenary speakers for the conference. 

The abstract submissions are currently being reviewed, and an updated conference agenda will be shared in the coming weeks!


Hotel Information – UPDATED OPTION

CANAC Conference attendees are eligible for a special preferred rate at the Les Suites Hotel in downtown Ottawa, the Hampton Inn by Hilton or the University of Ottawa residences.

Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Downtown for May 23, 2024 through May 25, 2024

361 Queen StreetOttawa, ON K1R 0C7 Canada

phone: +1 613 234 6363

  • 1 King Bed Signature Room – C$209.00

Book a Room

Les Suites Hotel, Ottawa
130 Besserer Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9M9


Reservations can also be made by calling the hotel direct:

Reservations:          (613) 232-2000
Toll free:                  (800) 267-1989
By email:           


Hampton Inn by Hilton Ottawa

100 Coventry RoadOttawa

ON K1K 4S3Canada

+1 613 741 2300

Click here to book using a reduced CANAC Rate

University of Ottawa – Rideau Residence:

290 Rideau Street, Ottawa ON, K1N 5Y3

Go to

Enter the Promotional Code: CANAC2024

Select the dates: between May 22 and May 26, 2024

Deadline for reservations: April 2, 2024

Reservations requests received after this date will be based on availability at our prevailing rates.

RATE: $141 per unit, per night. Taxes applicable. Rate for up to 4 people. Meals and parking are not included.

Guests are free to contact our front desk staff anytime, toll free at 1-888-564-4545 for any issues with the promotional code, questions and/or concerns prior to their arrival. Please include additional guest names at the time of the reservation. 

Accessible rooms:  client should contact us directly at 1-888-564-4545 or