Summer Skills Academy, August 19-20, 2014
Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel
525 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2L2
The Marriott is on the southeast corner of Bay Street below Dundas Street West.
*Please note that this is the number for the venue and they will not have specific information regarding the event and cannot transfer your call to us or any delegate on-site. It is only in case of emergency that they can get a message to us on-site during the event.
CERIC’s Summer Skills Academy meets your need for training that is face-to-face, in-depth, and, importantly, fits your budget.
Designed for career practitioners, executive directors and other professionals with an interest in career development, this series of seminars covers a range of carefully selected topics.
Attendees select one of the 3 seminars. You spend the full two days in a single seminar doing intensive training with your seminar leader. But you also benefit from networking with participants in the other seminars during breaks and lunches.
You register for one of the following seminars. This is the seminar you will be attending for the full two days. Some seminars have special requirements as noted and follow-up may be needed. Any handouts or other materials will be distributed on-site.
Download a one-page overview of the Summer Skills Academy 2014
We are offering you 2 full days with the same seminar leader. You can choose one of 4 seminars. Three are offered for the Early Bird rate of $379 and Final rate of $449. We are also offering limited seating for a seminar with Daniel Cushing for the Early Bird rate of $685 and Final rate of $795.
Register by May 30, 2014 (5:00 pm ET) for Early Bird rates!
Make it a Team event! Send staff to each seminar to maximize your organization’s learning. Register 4 or more people from the same organization at the same time and save 10%.
Please check-in upon arrival at the CERIC welcome desk on the conference floor, starting at 8:15 am. The conference floor is one level below and accessed from the right of the hotel registration desk on the main floor. The seminars will start at 9:00 am sharp and all seminar rooms are located on the conference floor. The schedule for both days is as follows:
Meals and Refreshments
When you register you will be given an option to notify us of any dietary issues. We work closely with the hotel to ensure that all reasonable requests are met but this is not always possible. We thank you in advance for your understanding. Breakfast and lunch are included on both days as are mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshments where you will be able to network with delegates from other seminars.
CERIC has negotiated a limited number of hotel room nights with the Marriott Toronto Eaton Centre for August 18 and 19, 2014. The Marriott is on the southeast corner of Bay Street below Dundas Street West.
- Start date: 8/18/14
- End date: 8/20/14
- Last day to book by: 8/8/14
Hotel room rates are subject to applicable provincial and local taxes and fees. Rates are in Canadian funds. You will need a valid credit card at the time of reservation and your card will be charged for the first night’s stay at that time.The following are the rates per night (before taxes):
Reservations for CERIC’s Summer Skills Academy are to be made by individual attendees directly with Marriott reservations at 1.800.228.9290 or online via the CERIC booking page.
The number for the Marriott Toronto Eaton Centre is 416.597.9200 but please note that this is the number for the venue and they will not have specific information regarding the event and cannot transfer your call to us or any delegate on-site. It is only in case of emergency that they can get a message to us on-site during the event.
Many other hotels are located within walking distance of the Marriott, including the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Downtown.
Enjoy the excitement of downtown Toronto from a hotel in the heart of it all. Adjacent to the world-famous Eaton Centre and its shopping, the Marriott is perfect for a downtown Toronto escape – by yourself or with your family! A walking tour of downtown Toronto takes guests to the CN Tower, the new Ripley’s Aquarium, Royal Ontario Museum, Hockey Hall of Fame and Rogers Centre. For more information on events and attractions, visit Tourism Toronto.
Here’s some of what participants had to say about last year’s Summer Skills Academy…
“The topic was very timely for our institution and the takeaways were relevant and can be easily adapted.”
– Jill Ferguson, Manager, University of Guelph
“Very practical and inspiring. Helped me rethink how I want to approach my job and best assist my clients.”
– Dave Foster, Employment Counsellor, Skills for Change
“It was highly interactive and user-friendly. Hands-on tools and exercises were given that could be used as-is or accommodated based on needs.”
– Melissa Morrison, Employment Solutions Provider, YesYouCan Employment Consulting
“Thought it was great that breaks and lunches were shared with all participants so we could network with people in other sessions. I really enjoyed this, I thought it was not like any typical conference that I’ve been to in the past.”
– Angie Mallory, Employment Counsellor, Employment Hamilton
“Just fabulous!!! Was even better than I had hoped it would be.”
– Kim Lawson, Community Living, Owen Sound and District
“Empowering. A profound experience with long-lasting influence on my facilitation of workshops, interactions with clients and choices of new studies to pursue.”
– Stephanie Agosta, Career Services Co-ordinator, Interval House
“Fabulous experience, great tools and networking opportunity!”
– Shannon Wardeh, Employment Specialist, Region of Halton
“Best seminar I have ever attended!”
– Kimberlie Ladell, Employment Consultant, Tillsonburg and District Multi-Service Centre
Bay Street is a major north-south road in downtown Toronto. Beginning at Queens Quay West in the south, the thoroughfare heads north to end at Davenport Road just north of Bloor Street. The Marriott is on the southeast corner of Bay Street below Dundas Street West.
The parking garage with the best rates is the Bay/Dundas Parkade, located on Bay Street, south of Dundas Street, north of Queen Street. The daily rate is $16. The Marriott offers on-site parking for a higher rate.
From Dundas Subway Station (southbound from Bloor or northbound from Union on the Yonge line) walk west on Dundas Street to Bay Street. The Marriott is on the southeast corner of Bay Street below Dundas Street West. Approximate time from Dundas Station: 5-minute walk.
From St. Patrick Subway Station (southbound from Bloor or northbound from Union on the University line) walk east on Dundas Street to Bay Street. The Marriott is on the southeast corner of Bay Street below Dundas Street West. Approximate time from St. Patrick Station: 7-minute walk.
Airport taxis and limousines are available at Lester B. Pearson International Airport from all terminals. Travel time is approximately 45 minutes and the cost is approximately $60. The Airport Express shuttle picks up from the Arrivals level of each terminal and drops you off at Chestnut Street, which is one block southwest of the Marriott. Book discounted tickets online. Rate and schedule information is available at www.torontoairportexpress.com and look for the stop listed under “U of T Residence.”
The Billy Bishop Toronto City airport is only about a 10-minute drive away from the Marriott Eaton Centre and a cab costs approximately $20.
Other Travel Options
Traveling by train offers a convenient option with Union Station less than 1 km away from the Marriott. The bus is another alternative with the Toronto Coach Station located across the street from the hotel.
Support Persons Policy
The registration fee for any person who is considered to be a support person accompanying an attendee with a disability will be waived.
In response to health concerns, CERIC wishes to limit the use of scented products at its events. Scented products such as hair sprays, perfume and scented deodorants may trigger reactions such as respiratory distress and headaches. In consideration of others, people attending the event are asked to limit or refrain from using scented products. Your co-operation is appreciated.
Requests for cancellation(s) must be made by emailing your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellation requests must be received before July 31, 2014 at 5:00 pm ET. NO REFUNDS are granted after July 31.
An administrative fee on a sliding scale will be deducted from any refund for a Summer Skills registration as follows:
- 20% fee for cancellations requested by May 30, 2014, 5:00 pm ET
- 30% fee for cancellations requested by July 31, 2014, 5:00 pm ET
If a cancellation to a group conference registration order results in fewer than 4 delegates attending, the group discount no longer applies and this difference will be deducted before your refund is issued.
Refunds will be issued within two weeks after receipt of the written notice.
It is regrettable that you are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances. Although we sympathize please note that we have a cancellation policy that helps us cover fixed costs due to non-attendance, regardless of circumstance (food and beverage orders and transaction costs associated with your registration – none of these can be altered so there are real costs involved).
Delegate substitutions are permissible. Please notify us at email@example.com if you intend to transfer your registration to another person. Supply us with that person’s name and contact information, including their email address.
We look forward to welcoming you to an exciting two days of skills-building! If you have any questions, please contact Jaz Bruhn, CERIC Conference & Event Co-ordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416.929.2510 x 126 prior to the event.