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Registration Now Open for CSSEA In-Person AGM and Conference!

After a two-year pause in holding in-person conferences, CSSEA is excited to once again invite members to attend this year’s event, aptly named Together & Forward, taking place in Vancouver at the Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Hotel from October 25-27.

With guidance from the AGM Planning Committee, Together & Forward promises to offer the high quality human resources and labour relations workshops that members have come to expect. This year, we will also prioritize networking opportunities, as we recognize members’ desires to re-connect meaningfully after what has been an unpredictably long absence. To that end, attendees can expect extended opportunities to socialize with colleagues, as well as more plenary sessions.

Annual General Meeting

CSSEA will be holding an in-person Annual General Meeting on October 25. Based on the positive experience the last two years of holding Divisional Sessions ahead of the General Session, we will continue to hold Divisional Sessions separately; this will ensure each division has ample time to discuss issues and, if necessary, hold elections. We ask members to register for both their Divisional Session and the General Session, and remind all attendees that only member owners, Executive Directors or CEOs may vote at the AGM. In addition to the AGM, CSSEA will be holding a “Blue Sky” Pre-Strategic Planning Consultation in preparation for the drafting of CSSEA’s next Strategic Plan. Members of CSSEA’s Board, along with CSSEA’s CEO, will consult with members on their broad strategic priorities for the years ahead and also provide an overview of how CSSEA’s strategic direction is set, particularly within the confines of our mandate. Attendance to both the AGM and Strategic Planning Consultation will be free of charge.

Community Social Services Awards of Excellence Luncheon

Attendees who register for either the Full Conference or Wednesday package will have the opportunity to attend our seventh Community Social Services Awards of Excellence Luncheon, sponsored by TELUS, included in their fees (It is also possible to purchase single tickets to the luncheon). Here, we will honour four individuals working in the sector who have demonstrated exceptional effort and leadership in their roles. In addition to recognizing our 2022 class of winners, CSSEA will also be recognizing 2021 Awards of Excellence recipients in person.

Conference Rate Freeze and Early Bird Incentive – Register by September 16

Despite the increasing costs of holding events, CSSEA will continue to offer a discounted early bird rate and has made the decision not to increase conference fees from 2019 rates, so as to encourage attendance. We invite all members to take advantage of the early bird incentive by registering before September 16. Rates are the following*:

Conference Date Registration Before September 16 Registration After September 16
Tuesday, October 25 $115 $130
Wednesday October 26 $245 $275
Thursday October 27  $175 $195
Full Package  $425 $475

*all rates are subject to GST

As an added incentive, CSSEA will be holding a random draw and giving away two free quarterly memberships to our online e-learning hub for those who register before August 15. This is a $225 value each and will allow members to continue their professional development after the conference.

CSSEA has also negotiated a limited number of discounted rooms at the Marriott hotel at a special conference group rate of $249 per night for a standard room. Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis until September 23 and can be reserved online using our exclusive reservation page. Full program and registration details can be found on our conference website. If you have any questions, please contact Doris Sun, Director of Communications, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver this fall!

Communications Contact

Doris Sun
Director of Communications
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