CALACS Congress

York University, Toronto


The 2019 conference will celebrate CALACS’s 50th anniversary, marking the milestone by returning to York University in Toronto, the site of CALACS’s inaugural conference in 1969.


The CALACS conference will be held at York University’s Keele Campus, which is easily accessible via subway (York University Station, on Line 1 Yonge-University of the Toronto Subway). On-campus accommodations are limited so we encourage participants to find accommodations in downtown Toronto and take a Line 1 train (destination Vaughan Metropolitan Centre) to York University Station. It takes approximately 45 minutes to get to York University Station from downtown Toronto.

For on-campus accommodations there are two options:

 Executive Learning Center (ELC) Located behind the Schulic School of Business, Keele Campus

 Stong Residence In order to make a booking, please complete the Accommodation Request Form. All reservation requests will be handled on a first come, first served basis. More information on the residence can be found here

Useful websites: 

- Airbnb

- Expedia

- Trivago

Hotels that are in walking distance of a subway station close to the York University Station:

Hilton Garden Inn (close to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station)

Residence Inn Marriot (close to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station)

Holiday Inn Toronto-Yorkdale (close to Yorkdale Station)



In order to visit Canada, you must have a valid passport, while citizens of certain countries and territories need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). To find out if you need a visa or an ETA, visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website. Depending on your citizenship, you should allow approximately between 30 to 85 days for a visa delivery. Participants who need an official letter of invitation in order to obtain a visa will be able to request it through our conference email It is important to note that the letter does not constitute any financial commitment on behalf of the Organizing Committee or CALACS.

Travel Funding

All participants are strongly encouraged to apply to their home and other institutions (e.g. government) for travel funds as early as possible.

Since it is expected that travel funding to attend the Conference will be very limited, only registered graduate students presenting papers at the Conference may apply. Participants are more likely to be offered partial rather than full funding to participate.

Before completing the form, applicants that wish to apply for such funding should be ready to include a budget for their airfare and accommodation costs (these are the only costs that will be covered or partially covered).

The deadline to apply for travel funding is January 15, 2019.