What is the refund & cancellation policy?

Cancellations received in writing up to and including May 17, 2017 will be subject to a $250 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellation after May 17, 2017. Alternative/substitution delegates will be accepted without additional charge. 

Refunds will not be granted after May 17, 2017 nor will they be given for no-shows.

Refunds will be processed within 30 days after the conference.

What are the main themes and sub-themes for the conference?

The main theme of the conference is a "Celebration of Resilience". Related themes include the Truth and Reconciliation movement, Indigenous education and pedagogy, historical and contemporary issues regarding Indigenous education, strategies, contemporary movements, and future success in Indigenous education.

Where can I see a list of presentations at WIPCE?

I missed the deadline to submit an abstract. Can I still submit?

No. Abstract submissions have closed as of October 31.

Are there registration scholarship opportunities available?

Yes! Click Here

Can Children Attend?

Yes. Children 13 and under must register with a parent using the "Child Companion Tickets" which are $75 and valid for 1 day into the conference plus social activities.

If I have booked accommodations for a group of people but only received 1 confirmation code can I use that to benefit from the hotel discounted rate on each registration?


My child is not 14 but he/she is 12, or 13, etc. can they register for the Young Leaders Stream?

No. The age restriction (ages 14 to 25) is very firm.

What airport should I fly into?

Pearson International Airport

I am a presenter but the workshop might conflict with my schedule. Can you accommodate?

No. We are unable to accommodate requests due to the high volume of individuals that will be attending the conference.

If I am not presenting can I still attend the conference?

Yes, please register online.

Are you offering travel stipends and/or hotel services?


Are you accepting volunteers?


What does the registration fee include?

The registration fee includes coach bus transportation for community tours, community tours, lunch each day plus dinner during the closing gala, shuttle bus transportation from the hotels to the convention centre each day, ferry transportation to Toronto Island for the Opening Ceremonies, and Opening and Closing ceremonies.

How do I register as a vendor?

The Vendor Application process has now closed.

How do I obtain a media pass?

Our Communications Officer is in the process of finalizing our media/press accreditation process. Email wipce2017@snpolytechnic.com to be put on the contact list. You'll be emailed when new info is available.

Why does the Registration page say the conference ends July 29?

The closing ceremonies (our final piece of WIPCE) will be on July 28 ending roughly 10:00 pm.

Because of the late time, our co-host has opted to advise July 29 as the ending time. We would hate for the delegates to be forced to travel so late at night rather than book themselves a hotel for the Friday night.

I did not pay online with Visa or Master Card, what are my payment options?

Payment must be confirmed before entrance into the conference. For more info Click Here

Is transportation provided from the airport to the hotel?

No. We have not made arrangements for transportation from the airport to the hotels.


Co Hosts: TAP Resources logo SNP logo

Official Sponsor: ontario government logo