What to Expect

4 Reasons to Get Excited about Congress 2020

Celebrate CPA’s Centennial Year

CPA is celebrating it’s 100th year and, this year, we are doing things a little differently…new opening ceremonies, keynote speakers, a-must-not miss 100th Celebration Gala, new interactive and engaging exhibit experience called the Villages as well as receiving an international delegation from WCPT.


Hear some of the voices who share their stories, experiences, and leadership.

See Schedule 


Make the connections that will carry you through 2020 and beyond.Join peers and colleagues for a variety of networking opportunities.

Social Impact

CPA helps you give back and make a difference with the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada activities, such as a Silent Auction, Run for Research, Yoga, Pilates and more. You’ll enjoy a mix of philanthropy and all Gala proceeds (including ticket sales) will benefit the PFC!

Who Should Attend

  • Physiotherapists                     
  • Clinic Owners
  • PTAs/PRTs
  • Students
  • Educators
  • Researchers

Convince Your Boss/Make Your Case

Need help presenting the benefits of attending Congress 2020 to your boss?

You know you should be at Congress 2020 in Ottawa May 28-30.  Now it’s time to convince your supervisor that you should go.  Here are some suggestions on how to get your request approved:

Details: Review the Congress 2020 schedule and outline the sessions that would be beneficial to your professional growth and your organization for your supervisor. Create a list of short- and long-term goals and find the sessions that would help you achieve them. Explain the kinds of connections and relationships you will be making at the event and how they will benefit your organization.

Reasons to go: Bolster your request by explaining the top reasons you should attend Congress 2020.

  • Networking. Relationships, especially ones centered on face-to-face opportunities, are imperative in the meetings and events industry. Congress 2020 consistently brings top thought leaders and key influencers that you can connect with in person to gain insight and collaborate.
  • Education. Attending Congress 2020 will allow you to learn more about the industry and latest innovations. You can take the knowledge you gain and invest it back in your career and the company.
  • Representation. You can represent your organization and return with a contact list of individuals and vendors you meet and an outline or report of every session you attend. You will provide department presentations to share what you’ve learned.

Gain Approval E-mail Template:

Dear (NAME);

CPA’s Congress 2020 is among the most important, influential, and inspiring conference for the physiotherapy industry. The three-day event attracts physiotherapists, clinic owners and supplier professionals who seek innovation, education, and connections.

I believe that by supporting my participation at the May 28-20, 2020, event at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, I will further my professional development while gaining industry knowledge I can use to advance our organization.

This year’s Congress includes presentations from (highlight speakers) and more.

(Highlight a particular session that would be beneficial to your position and your organization.)

Expenses would include registration, travel, lodging and any meals outside of Congress 2020. The total cost is ($XXX). The estimated cost breakdown is:

  • Registration:
  • Airfare:
  • Transportation to and from hotel:
  • Hotel:
    Additional meals:


I am willing to discuss the request and answer any questions you may have. I am confident that attending Congress 2020 would be advantageous for the organization and for my job performance.



First Time Attendees

First time at CPA Congress?

Here’s how to feel like a pro:

Book Your Room

Be sure to book your room before the room block deadline as rooms sell out fast. 

Plan Your Must-Sees

Make sure you get the most out of your Congress experience and prioritize which educational and networking events you would like to attend in order to meet your goals.  Check the Congress website for updates as we continue to enhance the 3 day program with speakers and top-quality education. 

You’ll want to take advantage of the online program and the conference mobile app!  The app will be available in early April.


Remember to register for fitness events such as the Fitness package or à la carte fitness sessions such as Yoga, Pilates and Zumba. Remember to also purchase additional tickets to the Gala where a Silent Auction will be held.  All dollars raised at the auction go to the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada!