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Forum for Chief Negotiators

March 29, 2019 at 8:00am - March 30, 2019 at 6:00pm
Marriott Ottawa
100 Kent
Ottawa, ON K1P 5R7


– Academic staff associations derive their power primarily from one source – their membership. Members’ commitment to the association, their willingness and ability to organize to achieve their goals, and their sense of ownership of the association is our greatest strength at the bargaining table.

Participants at this year’s Forum will share strategies and experiences with organizing and engaging members in order to better advance interests in negotiations.

Simultaneous interpretation (English/French) will be provided.

The agenda is available here.

Hotel Accommodation

Delegates are required to make their own hotel reservations directly with the Ottawa Marriott Hotel. It is imperative that reservations be made no later than the March 4 cut-off date. Hotel reservations can be made on-line by clicking on the image below or by contacting the Ottawa Marriott Hotel at 613-238-1122 or 1 888 236 2427 and mentioning the "Forum for Chief Negotiators" to obtain the negotiated rate of $169.00/night (Traditional guest room).

Note: Any queries with regard to hotel accommodations should be directed to Marcel Roy (


Airline reservations must be made directly with CAUT’s Travel Agent, W.E. Travel (888-676-7747) eastern standard time. Pacific standard time call 1-800-663-4703 for urgent changes or cancellation call 1-800-787-6030. E-mail can also be sent to arrange travel to Lorna Parent @ W.E. Travel will require the booking code (6-5415) in order to make travel reservations and they will bill CAUT directly. Please book your air travel as early as possible to take advantage of the lowest fares, but no later than February 28, 2019. CAUT policy is to use unionized air carriers unless there is no other option available.


CAUT will reimburse member associations for the cost of travel for one designated participant.  Reimbursable costs include travel by air, train, bus or automobile from the city of origin to Ottawa and return.  Transfers by cab or bus from home to the terminal, or from the terminal to the Workshop location, are not reimbursed. Associations are responsible for the cost of hotel accommodations and other expenses. Small associations – those with less than 200 members – are eligible for a subsidy. Please refer to the policy for full details.