The CFHS Canadian Link Conference will take place at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre in Ottawa, Ontario December 4-6, 2017.

Hotel reservations now available!

CFHS has reserved blocks of rooms at the Courtyard Marriott Ottawa East for conference participants. Book today!


Accommodations are a 5-minute drive to downtown Ottawa - conveniently connected to the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre.  

The Courtyard Marriott East is the hotel of choice for this event. Please note that the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre is located just outside of the downtown core. If you wish to book your room by phone, you can do so by calling the Courtyard Marriott Ottawa East Reservations department at (613) 741-9862 and ask to book under the special group code: CFH.

We're thrilled to offer our attendees convenience as well as a special room rate of $136 per night.

There is also the option of booking online by clicking the Book Now button below. When booking, please use the special booking code: CFH.

Book your hotel now!

Getting Here


Located a four-hour drive northeast of Toronto and two hours west of Montreal, Ottawa is easy to get to by car or by train any time of year. The Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport is also located just 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa, offering more than 130 non-stop flights daily to more than 50 destinations in Canada, the United States and European centres out of its state-of-the-art terminal. With so many transportation options available, getting here is easy!





Don’t miss out on these exclusive opportunities to SAVE, available only to CFHS Canadian Link Conference participants!


West Jet is pleased to announce that they are offering CFHS Canadian Link Conference attendees a 10% discount on Econo and 15% on Plus base fares for travel between Ottawa and anywhere WestJet flies in North America.

To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount codes listed below.

Please use both the coupon and promo code when booking with a travel agent.

Coupon code: EFW7WWT

Promo code: YOW03
*For travel agent use only

Book by: December 13, 2017

Travel from: November 27, 2017 to December 13, 2017


Group rates are available - for more information please contact, conference@cfhs.ca.

porter_-_400x200_logo_-_white_on_blue.jpgPorter Airlines is proud to offer a 10% discount on available fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during the public seat sale) for travel to and from the conference. The discounted fares are available for booking until December 6, 2017.

Click the link below to book through your travel agent using promo code “CLC017”.


Porter offers complimentary in-flight snacks and beverages (including beer and wine), GatePorter service for carry-on and access to the Porter Lounge in Toronto and Ottawa, where free Wi-Fi and comfortable, leather seating is available.

The promo code is intended for use by conference attendees and organizers and is not meant for distribution outside of authorized channels. Porter’s fare rules and conditions apply. For any questions regarding Porter’s services or any pre-travel concerns, contact us at 1-888-619-8622.

Group rates are available - for more information please contact conference@cfhs.ca.

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Air Canada is pleased to announce that they are offering the 2017 CFHS Canadian Link Conference attendees a 10% discount on economy base fares for travel between Ottawa and anywhere Air Canada flies in North America.

Coupon code: 8HTBF891

Book by: December 7, 2017

Travel from: November 29, 2017 to December 10, 2017

Book your flight with Air Canada now!

 Group rates are available - for more information please contact conference@cfhs.ca.


VIA Rail is pleased to offer conference attendees a 5% discount on the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class. "Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied." Valid for travel to and from all stations throughout the VIA system to Ottawa, Ontario and return.

For booking, please use the discount code 811155.



Local Amenities

Map of local attractionsThe Courtyard Marriott Ottawa East is just minutes away from the best of what Ottawa has to offer including:

Parliament Hill
The home of Canada’s federal government and the setting for national celebrations all year round.

National Cultural Attractions
Ottawa cultural attractions, museums and galleries invite visitors to experience the best of Canada all in one place.

Byward Market
For nearly 200 years, this rollicking public market has played host to artisans, farmers and craft merchants who converge year-round to sell their specialty items and wares.

Rideau Canal
A historic waterway filled with boaters from spring through fall and the world’s largest naturally-frozen ice skating rink in winter, the Rideau Canal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that winds through downtown Ottawa before connecting with the Ottawa River through stepped locks located right next to Parliament Hill.

Neighbourhoods & Shopping
Unique Ottawa neighbourhoods offer distinctive shopping, dining and nightlife experiences across the Capital. From Little Italy’s charming bars and restaurants to the glorious new archway over Chinatown, there is plenty to experience in Ottawa’s varied neighbourhoods. Be sure to take advantage of superb retail therapy at St. Laurent Centre and Ottawa TrainYards, which are both located minutes from the Courtyard Marriot Ottawa East.

More Savings for Attendees

Flash Your Badge Savings Program!

The Flash Your Badge program allows delegates to access discounts at various Ottawa attractions and restaurants simply by presenting the conference issued delegate badge at the venue.

To view a list of all participating businesses please click on the Learn More button below. 


Museum Attractions Passport - This is a great option for anyone who would like to visit multiple museums while in Ottawa. However, you can also obtain discounts through the Flash Your Badge Program for similar savings (see above).

Visitor Information Centre - 90 Wellington Street (across from Parliment Hill) for anyone who would like more visitor information while in the city – they have lots of great suggestions and often have coupons on site depending on what is available.

The Mayor of Ottawa welcomes you to the CFHS Canadian Link Conference! Read his letter here!