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Residential Schools: Have we forgotten our responsibility?

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Gérard Bouchard and Graham Fraser

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David Adams Richards

Threatened Identity: what do we lose when we lose the sense of place?

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Chief Shawn Atleo

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Antonine Maillet

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Andrew Weaver, climatologist

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Registration for Congress 2011 is now open

Save time, register online (from January 11 until June 4, 2021)

Download the Registration Guide

By mail: Fill out the registration form and mail prior to May 20 to: Congress Secretariat (CFHSS), 300 – 275 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 2L6

By fax: Fill out the registration form and fax prior to May 20 to: Attn: Congress Secretariat, CFHSS, Fax: 613-238-6114

On site:
Visit Congress Registration on the fourth floor at the Currie Center on the UNB campus

Registered delegates can pick-up their name tag and receipt on-site.

Congress Registration will be open in the Currie Center at UNB during the following hours:

May 27 - 10:00 - 18:00
May 28 - 7:00 - 19:00
May 29 to 31 - 7:00 - 18:00
June 1 to 3 - 7:30 - 18:00
June 4 - 8:00 - 11:00

Payment Options

  • Online and by fax:  Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express)
  • By mail:  Credit cards, cheque or money order (in Canadian funds, made out to Congress 2011, no postdated cheques)
  • On-site:  Credit cards and Interac only

*Personal cheques or cash will not be accepted on site. A $25 administration fee will be added in cases of insufficient funds or invalid credit card numbers.

Refunds: Cancellations will be accepted until April 15, 2011, subject to a $20 processing fee. No refunds will be possible after this date.

The payment of Congress registration and Association meeting fees are compulsory for every delegate, including speakers, presenters, panelists and those chairing or attending a session.

Members of the community are invited to attend Congress events that are open to the public, such as, the “Big Thinking” speaker series and the Book Fair. There are also a number of sessions and keynote addresses planned by individual member associations that are open to the public. You can visit the congress website for more information at

Community Participant passes
Passes are available for purchase on-site at $15 a day. They can be purchased at the Congress registration desks at the Currie Center at UNB from May 27 to June 4. Day passes may not be reserved in advance; however, day passes may be purchased for advance days. There are a limited number of day passes offered for each day of Congress. Passes are not needed to attend Book Fair or for the Big Thinking lecture series.


Congress attracts a considerable number of delegates and guest speakers from around the world. International delegates should confirm whether a visa is required for your entry to Canada. Citizenship and Immigration Canada provides a list of countries for which visa restrictions apply, as well as all other pertinent information you may require before making any travel plans. Give yourself plenty of time as the entire application process can take several months.

Please note that the registration confirmation you receive from us does not represent an invitation to attend the Congress for visa purposes. If you have been invited by one of the participating associations, please contact it directly to obtain an official letter. The Federation is unable to send letters of confirmation of any kind other than the registration confirmation automatically generated and sent, by email only, once your payment has been processed.

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