2024 Conference Fees 

HPCO Member Rate:  Full Conference: $725        or      One Day Only: $400*

Non-Member Rate:  Full Conference: $875    or    One Day Only: $450*

The non-member rate of $875 includes a one-year individual membership to Hospice Palliative Care Ontario.

*The one-day rate for Monday, June 10, does not include the Gala Dinner. 

Conference Program At-A-Glance
Schedule is subject to change, please check back regularly


Registration is Now Closed

Approved Lead Presenter Rate (full conference or one day): $450

This fee applies to approved Lead Presenters for this year’s conference. If you are a Lead Presenter, HPCO will send you a special registration code and instructions to complete your conference registration. 

Student (Full-time): Full Conference: $500

A limited number of student spots are available. The student rate is available to full-time students in a post-secondary healthcare-related program.  You will be asked to provide your student ID required and program information.  Please get in touch with conference@hpco.ca to confirm if you qualify for this rate. You will receive a special registration code and instructions to complete your conference registration if approved.

Bursary Program

We offer several bursaries for this conference as part of Hospice Palliative Care Ontario’s commitment to improving inclusion and eliminating barriers for Black and Indigenous hospice palliative care workers. Applications are encouraged from Nurses, Social Workers, Social Services Workers, or Personal Support Workers working in or with an interest in hospice palliative care in Ontario.  Bursary applications close on May 1, 2024. 

Important Information for All Registrants

If you are registering for the Full Conference and planning on attending the Gala Dinner, please include the Gala dinner in your agenda selections (there is no additional cost for Full Conference registrants). 

All fees are subject to HST (#133412197RT001).

Payment  Method:

Conference registration fees must be paid by credit card.  For five or more registrations, payment by cheque is acceptable, please get in touch with conference@hpco.ca to request an invoice. 

COVID Policy: HPCO will follow the recommendations and guidelines issued by York Region Public Health. Complimentary masks will be available. It is important to follow public health recommendations. Stay away from others if you don’t feel well or have any symptoms

Refund  Policy:  Refunds will be given for cancellation requests received in writing on or before May 1, 2023, and subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Refunds between May 1 and May 15 are subject to a 50% cancellation fee. No refunds will be granted after May 15, 2024. HPCO incurs costs for hotel services, food and beverage, and conference administration even if you don’t attend the conference, therefore no-shows will not be refunded under any circumstances. 

A note for our physician friends: HPCO no longer seeks Mainpro accreditation for our annual conferences.  The cost of staff time to compile and complete the Mainpro application was disproportionate to the benefits accreditation provides. We focus on delivering a high quality conference experience for a wide range of delegates from all professions and roles within hospice palliative care. 

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