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Hello Friends Registration

Welcome to the Registration Page for Hello Friends 2018 !  We are thrilled that you are planning to join us.

Before beginning the registration process, please read through the following information.

How to register:

There are two ways you can register:  here on our website by using our online form, or by downloading the printable form and mailing it in, either via email or through Canada Post. 

(Please note:  Registration closes May 15th.)

For mail-in registration, you will find a downloadable/printable form in the Resources box at the bottom of this page. When completed, either email or send it by post to our Hello Friends Registrar, Mia Overduin:

Email address: 

Mailing Address: 

Mia Overduin
76 rue d'Anjou
Gatineau, PQ
J9H 6C1

Meals and Accommodations:

Please see the registration form for details on meals that are included with your registration fee.  The form also includes an option for requesting billeting and provides space to make special dietary requests and to advise us of any mobility issues or special needs.

Fees and Payment:

Fees:   The fee for attending the full conference is $175. (If you will not be attending the full conference but wish to attend the opening and/or closing banquets, the cost for each is $30.)

Payment:  You may pay on line using a credit card through PayPal, or send a cheque made payable to Grandmothers Advocacy Network to Mia Overduin's mailing address above.

Subsidies and Donations:

We want to encourage as many GRANs as possible to attend Hello Friends 2018. To facilitate this, GRAN is offering Registration Fee subsidies ($85 reduction) and travel subsidies (Aeroplan tickets) for those who would like to attend but are reluctant to do so due to financial constraints. To make application for a registration subsidy and/or an Aeroplan ticket, please tick the corresponding box on the registration form.  Subsidies will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for application is April 30, 2018. (Please be aware that Aeroplan seats fill up quickly so early booking is essential.  Therefore, the sooner you can let us know, the better.)

We are also inviting any GRAN members who would like to contribute, to add a little extra to their own registration fees as a donation to help subsidize another GRAN member's attendance.  This option is available on the registration form.

Further information:

Any questions about registration can be directed to Mia Overduin at