Registration is now open for the 2017 Leadership Conference

Important: Registration for TORONTO, HAMILTON, OTTAWA, HALIFAX, AND FREDERICTON is now CLOSED! Please call Head Office at 1-888-779-0061 for any questions or last minute changes.

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You can expect great motivational speakers, fun activities and of course a chance to network with other Best Buddies participants! More details TBA

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Find a conference near you:

November 1st, 2017

  • 10:00am – 4:00pm
    Cambridge Suites Hotel
    1583 Brunswick Street
    Halifax, Nova Scotia

November 1st, 2017

  • 10:00am – 4:00pm
    1555 Upper Ottawa Street
    Hamilton, Ontario

Toronto – UPDATED!
November 2nd, 2017

  • 10:00am – 4:00pm
    Red Rose Convention Centre
    1233 Derry Road East
    Mississauga, Ontario
    L5T 1B6
    **Registration starts at 9:00-10:00am

November 3rd, 2017

  • 10:00am – 4:00pm
    RA Centre
    2451 Riverside Drive
    Ottawa, Ontario

November 3rd, 2017

  • 10:00am – 4:00pm
    Ramada Hotel
    480 Riverside Drive
    Fredericton, New Brunswick

November 14th, 2017

  • 9:30am – 4:00pm
    The Nest
    6133 University Boulevard – UBC Campus
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    *Registration/sign-in starts at 9:00am

November 7th, 2017

  • 10:00am – 4:00pm
    Hellenic Community Centre
    133Southdale Road West
    London, Ontario

November 9th, 2017

  • 10:00am – 4:00pm
    Delta Hotels
    1919 Saskatchewan Drive
    Regina, Saskatchewan


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This one-day event is the most effective leadership and team building opportunity for your Best Buddies chapter



Pictures from our 2016 Leadership Conference




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