Trade Show

Cando 2018 Trade Show

The Trade Show for the 26th Cando Conference is presently sold-out!

If you would like to be added to the waiting list for the Trade Show in case of cancellations, please contact Paul Macedo at or (780) 990-0303 x 236 for trade show registration information.

Trade Show and Artisan Show & Sale will be held at the Hilton Lac-Leamy, Gatineau, Quebec from October 27-30, 2019.

Trade Show Dates & Times

October 27             7:00pm - 9:00pm (set up)
October 28 & 29    8:00am - 4:00pm
October 30             8:00am - 3:00 pm
                               3:00 pm (take down)
  • Exhibit space is assigned on the basis of the date the application and deposit are received and accepted.
  • Booth allocation will be assigned on a first-come first-serve basis.
  • Cando reserves the right to determine the final allocation of exhibit space.
  • Any booth not paid in full by September 15th may be re-assigned to an exhibitor on the waiting list.

All Exhibitor packages include:

  • Two (2) conference delegate passes
    Two (2) tickets to the President’s Dinner
    Icebreaker Reception
    Community Tour / Cultural Community Event
  • All conference workshops and plenary sessions
  • Breakfasts, lunches & coffee breaks

Please contact Paul Macedo at or (780) 990-0303 x 236 for trade show registration information.

Artisan Show & Sale

Cando is looking for Indigenous artisans to display and sell their art & crafts during our upcoming conference on October 27-30, 2019 to be held at the Hilton Lac-Leamy in Gatineau, Quebec.

In addition to participating in the general conference sessions, delegates enjoy the opportunities Cando provides to experience local Aboriginal culture including entertainment and arts / crafts. This will be an excellent opportunity to showcase yourself and promote your artwork to over 300 delegates from across Canada.  Artisans are required to be available to display and sell their products throughout the duration of the Conference.  

In order to be considered please submit the following to the attention of Elizabeth Raine at or call 1-800-463-9300 for more information.

  • Your name and company name (if applicable)
  • Product description including a photograph (if available), materials used, and how the product is made
  • Connections to Indigenous cultural traditions - where did the product originate from / how did you learn how to make it
  • Contact information including mailing address, phone, fax and e-mail

As an Artisan participant, you will be provided with the following:

  • One (1) artisan space in the Trade Show & Artisan area
  • One (1) artisan registration which includes breakfasts, lunches & coffee breaks

There is no charge to participate, but we ask each artisan to donate an item valued at $100 to be used as a door prize / gift during the conference.

Note: Artisans are responsible for their own travel & accommodations for the conference.

Download "Call for Artisans" flyer here.