Registration for our first-ever gender equality summit, Equal Futures 2022: A Gender Equality Summit, is now open! Taking place from June 7 to 8, 2022, the summit will be held at the beautiful Richcraft Hall, overlooking the Rideau River, at Carleton University in Ottawa.


Through the theme “Collaboration, Collective Action and Community”, the summit will provide an in-person forum for the gender equality movement to come together, build connections, strengthen capacity, share expertise, and establish the collective actions that will pave the path forward for advancing gender equality in Canada. 


Reserve your room early at Les Suites Hotel Ottawa to ensure your accommodation at Equal Futures 2022. To access the preferred rate, use one of the methods below and reference Equal Futures 2022:

Room rates start at $229/night for one-bedroom suites. After May 6, 2022, all bookings will be subject to availability. Les Suites Hotel Ottawa is located at 130 Besserer St, Ottawa, ON K1N 9M9.

Travel instructions to Carleton University from the hotel are below:

By Car –  Take Nicholas St. outside the hotel to the 417 West. Then exit on Bronson Ave, turn left at the lights and follow Bronson past the canal to the University on the right-hand side. The drive is approximately 15 minutes.

By Bus/Transit – Take the Train at Rideau Station (less than a minute walk from the hotel) and head west towards Tunney’s Pasture but exit at Lyon Station and take the Number 10 Hurdman bus which stops at Carleton.  Transit is between 20 and 25 minutes.


Featuring an inspiring set of keynote addresses, insightful panel discussions and practical workshops, we are delighted to share Equal Futures 2022’s preliminary program.


Carleton University (9376 University Dr, Ottawa, ON)
Conference will take place in Richcraft Hall.
Campus Map


Arrival by Train or Bus
The 15-minute taxi ride from the Ottawa (Via Rail) train station to Carleton University’s Residence Commons costs approximately $15.00. Taxi fare from the Ottawa (Voyageur) bus terminal to Carleton University is approximately $10.00.

OCTranspo‘s new Light Rail System – The OTrain.
The O-Train provides service to Carleton University from the transit stations at Bayview (Lebreton Flats) and Greenboro (South Keys) with stops at Carling and Confederation Heights.

Arrival by Airplane
Ottawa International Airport (YOW)
The taxi ride from the Ottawa Airport to Carleton University’s Residence Commons costs approximately $15.00.

Via Highway 417
Highway 417 runs east/west through the centre of the City of Ottawa. Exit Highway 417 (also called the “Queensway”) at Bronson Avenue. Follow Bronson Avenue south approximately 2 kilometres. The campus entrance will be on the right at the intersection of Bronson and Sunnyside Avenue.

Via Highway 416
Hwy 416 connects Hwy 401 (interchange near Prescott, Ontario) to Hwy 417. Follow Hwy. 416 to Hwy. 417 (East). Follow Hwy. 417 (the “Queensway”) and exit at Bronson Avenue. Follow Bronson Avenue south approximately 2 kilometres. The campus entrance will be on the right at the intersection of Bronson and Sunnyside Avenue.


In accordance with the recommendation of Ottawa Public Health, Carleton will be maintaining its mandatory COVID-19 Mask Policy until further notice. Masks must be worn in all indoor university facilities including shared offices, meeting spaces, athletics facilities, classrooms and labs.

Proof of vaccination is no longer required to access campus or to participate in in-person Carleton activities. However, it may become necessary to bring back proof of vaccination requirements on short notice if the situation and public health advice changes. In the event the vaccine policy changes, all guests of the Equal Futures 2022: A Gender Equality Summit must provide proof of vaccination prior to entry into University property through the University’s cuScreen website

All information will be collected, used and stored in compliance with University’s obligations pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and applicable University policies.

We ask that you please not attend if you are feeling sick or have any COVID-19 symptoms. If this is the case, please contact us at


The P9 parking garage is a short 5 minute walk to Richcraft Hall.(follow the pedestrian pathway beneath the O-Train to reach the main entrance of Richcraft Hall). It has 8 accessible and two electric vehicle (EV) parking spots available on the second level. Approximately $17 per day.

The P18 parking garage is a short 5 minute walk to Residence Commons and is approximately $13.50 per day.

Parking Map


More information, including programming details and keynote announcements will be communicated through the Equal Futures: A Gender Equality Summit mailing list and Equal Futures Network social media channels. 


Equal Futures 2022: A Gender Equality Summit is supported by Women and Gender Equality Canada.


Why Partner?

Equal Futures 2022 provides partners with the opportunity to be recognized for their work driving gender equality and for being a key organization committed to sharing and exchanging resources, exploring new opportunities for growth, building new partnerships and finding innovative ways to advance equality for all.

The Equal Futures Network acknowledges that Indigenous people are the traditional guardians of Turtle Island, on the land also known as Canada

Read our full Territory Acknowledgment here.