2023 Central Winter Regional Meeting

9:00 AM Feb 15 - 5:00 PM Feb 17, 2023

We're pleased to announce that our 2023 Winter Regional Meeting will take place at University of Toronto – Mississauga Campus.

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Meeting Location

University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Road
 Mississauga, ON, L5L 1C6


Waterside Inn, Port Credit Mississauga
15 Stavebank Road south,
 Mississauga, ON L5G 2T2
Telephone (905) 891-7770

Please call the hotel directly to book a room and request the UTM corporate rate 

$169 per night plus taxes for one bedroom suite
$209 per night plus taxes for Deluxe Suites
$229 per night plus taxes for the Two bedroom Suite

Travel Bursary

CUCCOA Central Region is pleased to offer 2 travel bursaries in the amount of $250 each to help offset travel and registration costs to members. 
If you are interested in applying, please contact the Laura Dimic, Central Region Director at dimicl@algonquincollege.com .


Contact Us

Central Region Director:  Laura Dimic


Registration - Association Manager: Carol Ford



Wednesday, February 15, 2023

2:00PM to 3:00PM  
Arrival at Hotel/ Check-in, Waterside Inn

3:00PM - 5:00PM
Registration / Name Tags at Waterside Inn

5:00PM - 5:30PM
Departure from Hotel/ Arrival to Campus  

5:30PM - 7:00PM
Opening Ceremony, Land Acknowledgement
Sabrina Coccagna, Assistant Director, Conferences & Events
Mireille Khreich, Manager, Conferences & Events

Maanjiwe nendamowinan, Grand Hall

Opening notes accompanied by Indigenous drumming & Smudging, social dinner that focuses on tying people to the land, while incorporating creative indigenous menu selections to provide an exceptional event experience.

7:00PM - 7:30PM
Departure to Hotel

7:30PM - 11:00PM
Hospitality Suite, Waterside Inn (TBC)


Thursday, February 16, 2023

8:00AM - 8:30AM
Departure to UTM  

8:30AM - 9:00AM
Welcome Breakfast
Davis Building, The UTM Room 3140

9:00AM - 10:30AM
Opening Session – Keynote Speaker (TBC)
Davis Building, The UTM Room 3140

10:30AM - 11:00AM
Morning Break

11:00AM - 12:00PM
Sustainability Initiatives You Can Implement In Your Events & Conferences
Beverly Ayeni, Sustainability Manager, Strategic Initiative

12:30PM - 1:30PM
Lunch Break

1:30PM - 2:30PM
Hospitality & Ancillary Services on Sustainability & Fair Trade in Food Operations – Walking Tour
Andrea De Vito, Assistant Director, Ancillary Services
Sarah Whitlock, Marketing & Communications Strategist

2:30PM - 3:00PM
Afternoon Break 

3:00PM - 4:00PM
Round Table Discussions – Topics TBD
Davis Building, The UTM Room, The Council Chambers, The Ante Room

4:00PM - 4:30PM 
Departure to Hotel

6:30 - 11:00PM
Dine around/ Tour StoneHooker Brewery (TBC)
Port Credit, Mississauga


Friday, February 17, 2023

8:00AM - 8:30AM
Departure to UTM 

8:30AM - 9:00AM
Breakfast onsite

9:30AM - 9:45AM
Residences & Accommodations, An Introduction
Jen Bryden, Supervisor, Residence Operations

10:00AM - 10:30AM
Tour of UTM Residences OR tour of Campus Food Outlets
Jen Bryden, Supervisor, Residence Operations, OR
Megan Evans, Assistant Director, Hospitality Operations

10:30AM - 11:00AM
Morning Break

11:00AM - 12:00PM
What’s In It For You? Film Productions on Campus, OR

Indigenous Initiatives to Stronger Relationships (TBC)
Sabrina Coccagna, Assistant Director, Conferences & Events
Mireille Khreich, Manager, Conferences & Events

A step by step on how do we do film productions on campus, pros and cons, and what’s in it for you?

12:00PM - 1:30PM
Lunch/ & Closing Notes

Departure to Hotel


Registration will be open until January 31, 2023


Member $250.00Register now
This registration type is restricted to members.
Non-Member $300.00Register now


Registration Cancellation:

Unless specifically stated on registration materials, the deadline to receive a refund less a $50 administration fee is 10 business days before the event.

If an attendee is unable to attend the Conference based on serious illness or death (of self or a family member), a full refund may be granted. Proof of illness may be requested by the Board of Directors. Requestors shall submit the request in writing to the CUCCOA Office within 15 days of the start of the event. No refund shall be granted for cancelled or missed flights and/or inclement weather.

Substitutions for person attending can be made up to 72 hours prior to event without charge.

CUCCOA regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows.

In the case of extenuating circumstances (natural disasters, Acts of God, large-scale outages of essential utilities, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and other severe and abnormal weather events)  that occur within 5 days of the conference, registrants will be refunded 50% of the registration fee.

In the case of declared emergencies (government-declared local or national emergencies, epidemics, pandemics, and public




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