Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

The Canadian Nursing Students’ Association 2016 Ontario-Quebec Regional Conference will take place September 30th to October 2nd at the Metro Toronto Convention Center in Toronto, ON. Please click here for more information.

Preconference: Friday, September 30th, 2016. Please refer to the schedule for times and location of preconference workshops.

Conference: Friday, September 30th – Sunday, October 2nd, 2016. The Conference is a three-day event that includes 19 events, 20 speakers, and an extensive exhibition fair.

The conference will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, located at 255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6. The main conference activities will be held at this venue in the Constitution Hall Room 107 and Room 206. We have also partnered with Novotel Toronto Center as our official hotel partner. They are currently offering discounted rooming rates for our conference attendees.*


*A limited number of rooms with discounted rates are available.

Visit our Conference Schedule page for more details.

This year’s conference theme, Building the Future: Inspiring the Next Generation of Nurses, places an emphasis on empowering nursing students with the tools, skills, and knowledge to deliver a positive impact in the healthcare field. As future nurses, it is understood that we will face a wide range of challenges in the healthcare system and community. Hence, it is CNSA’s goal to inspire and motivate future nurses to become leaders, who are committed to bringing positive changes to the healthcare system and society.

It is not necessary to be a presenter or an exhibitor to attend the conference. The 2016 OQRC welcomes nursing students, scholars, graduates, and professionals from all over Ontario and Quebec to attend our conference as a spectator.


To register online, please click

Please view our registration rates below:


Package Details Early Bird Pricing for CNSA Members until August 15th


Regular Pricing for CNSA Members


Non-CNSA Members Pricing


Package A: Conference only

-Full conference admission for three days (September 30- October 2, 2016)

$ 85.00 $ 95.00 $ 110.00
Package B: Conference and Gala

-Full conference admission for three days (September 30- October 2, 2016)

-Gala dinner admission on October 1, 2016

$125.00 $ 135.00 $ 150.00
Package C: Conference and Social Events

-Full conference admission for three days (September 30- October 2, 2016)

-Social events admission on September 30, 2016

$ 105.00 $ 115.00 $ 130.00
Package D: Conference, Gala, and Social Events

-Full conference admission for three days (September 30- October 2, 2016)

-Social events admission on September 30, 2016

-Gala dinner admission on October 1, 2016

$145.00 $ 155.00 $170.00

If your school is a CNSA chapter member, then you are automatically a member of CNSA and are eligible for CNSA member rates. For a full list of current chapter schools, please visit We have also included the most up-to-date list of CNSA chapter schools below:

  • Brock University
  • Cambrian College
  • Canadore College
  • Centennial College
  • Conestoga College
  • Durham College
  • Fanshawe College
  • Fleming College
  • George Brown College
  • Georgian College – Barrie
  • Lakehead University
  • Lambton College
  • Laurentian University
  • McGill University
  • McMaster University
  • Mohawk College
  • Nippissing University
  • Queen’s University
  • Ryerson University
  • Sault College
  • St. Lawrence College – All campuses
  • Trent University
  • UOIT
  • UNB Humber College
  • Université Laurentienne
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Windsor
  • Western University
  • York University

If you are not a member of CNSA, you will be offered a non-CNSA member conference rate.

If you have a question about your membership status, please email us at [email protected].

Individuals wanting to participate in one session must register for the entire conference. CNSA does not allow unregistered attendees to attend workshop sessions or the exhibitor fair.

Only session presenters — individuals who are listed in the conference program and are formally presenting a session and/or facilitating a panel/workshop are permitted to come to their session without registering, but will not receive conference materials, and will not be able to attend conference events other than the session they are facilitating.

Unfortunately, conference registration fees are non-refundable. However, conference registration fees are transferable. All conference registration transfers must be requested by September 23rd, 2016. No transfers will be accepted after September 24th, 2016.

All registration transfers must be sent in writing via e-mail to the conference registration chair at [email protected]. CNSA in conjunction with the OQRC 2016 is not responsible for problems beyond its control, including, but not limited to weather conditions, campus conditions, travel difficulties, health issues, etc. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

One day admission packages are not available, because Package A  covers the costs of the Saturday session. The other conference days (e.g., Friday and Saturday) are optional to attend.

Sponsorships & Exhibitor Information

Set up time begins at 8:00AM on Saturday, October 1st and 9:00AM on Sunday October 2nd.

Please fill out a request to be an Exhibitor form on our Become an Exhibitor page. After filling out the form, our Exhibitor Director will contact you with more information.

To  become a sponsor, please contact [email protected]. For more information, please visit the Sponsors page.

Attendee Information

Novotel Toronto Centre is the official hotel partner of this year’s Ontario-Quebec Regional Conference. Upon completing your registration payment through Tilt, you will receive an email with a link to reserve a hotel room at a preferential pricing of $209.00+HST/night. Novotel offers competitive pricing in comparison to other hotels in the surrounding area. Novotel Toronto Centre is currently offering rooms with 1 King bed or 2 Queen beds and pricing is based on single/double or triple/quad occupancies.

Numerous commercial passenger airlines service the Toronto Pearson International Airport and the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Conference attendees are encouraged to choose the airline that best meets their needs and budget. For detailed airport information, please visit or

Porter Airlines

Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 15% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from the Ontario Quebec Regional Conference. The discounted fares are available for booking from April 06, 2016 to October 05, 2016.

Please book online at or through your travel agent using promo code “OQRC16”.

Please view our Awards page for a list of funding opportunities. Please also contact your education institution for more funding opportunities.

CNSA encourages persons with disabilities to participate in conference programs and activities. Please contact [email protected] no later than September 5th to request accommodations for special needs. If you have dietary preferences, please be sure to indicate your request on the space provided on the registration form.

A certificate of attendance is available upon request by emailing [email protected] following the conference.

Most nursing schools provide nursing students with clinical hours for attending a conference. The number of hours given vary by each school. Please contact your school administrator for more information.

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