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Carleton University's Covid-19 Protocols

The CEA must defer to the protocols outlined by Carleton University for all sessions that take place on the Carleton University Campus. All in-person participants must adhere to the protocols on the Carleton University Covid-19 web-page at the time of the conference. Note, the Carleton protocols may be updated prior to the conference. Thank you for your understanding. 

Registration Desk

You need to complete your registration purchase online here.

Registration Desk will be in Richcraft Hall, Carleton University, 9376 University Dr, Ottawa, ON to pick up your name tag, and registration package, and to get conference information.

Registration Desk Hours:
Thursday, June 2nd: 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
Friday, June 3rd: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Saturday, June 4th: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

Carleton University Campus (Map)

Campus information: Carleton

Taxis and Ride-sharing: The major taxi companies in Ottawa are Blueline (613) 238-1111 and Capital Taxi  (613) 744-3333.  Uber and Lyft also operate in Ottawa.

Drivers sometimes have difficulty finding specific buildings on the Carleton campus. We recommend that you ask to be a picked up in front of the Residence Commons building, where there is a taxi stand and places where drivers can wait or pull in safely. 

Public transportation: unfortunately due to construction delays, the O-Train is not running at this time. There is a bus stand on Campus Avenue outside the Nicol building. Take the number 7 bus to get downtown.  See OC Transpo.

Active transportation: Rather than taking a bus, taxi or Uber downtown, consider walking to one of the many patios or restaurants within walking distance of Carleton. Carleton is a pleasant, flat, safe 20 to 30 minute cycle ride from downtown Ottawa. Ottawa Rent-a-Bike ( 24 hour rentals for $40/day or $90/week. The Escooter program will be operating in Ottawa this summer, but at time of writing no details were available.



Parking is available at P9, the parking garage (PG on the campus map) on University Drive. To access the special parking rate for conference attendees, scan these codes:

Parking June 2nd and 3rd:        Parking June 4th



Where to Eat?

The attendee lunch on the Friday and Saturday is Sponsored by Analysis Group this year and is included with your conference registration package.  Coffee breaks with light snacks will also be available to all attendees. Separate tickets for the CWEC Luncheon on Friday June 3rd and for the Purvis Luncheon on Saturday June 4th are required (see registration page for tickets).  A reception for the Friday night is also included.

Ideas for where to eat off-campus:

1) Where to eat within walking distance of Carleton

2) Where to eat in the Ottawa Area - with a nod to the restaurant "Supply and Demand"


For a list of hotels with discounted rates for conference attendees, see the accommodations page

Travel Discount Codes (see below)

What to Do in Ottawa?  And Ottawa for Kids.

Need Childcare?

Carleton's Virtual Ventures will be offering a series of workshops during the Canadian Economics Association meetings. These free-of-charge workshops will provide individualized and tailored instruction appropriate to future coders and engineers from grade 1 to 12.  Juice and snacks will be provided. Note, workshops do not go over the lunchtime period of 12-2pm. 

Options available: 

  • Create your own video game and controller
  • Connecting the circuit
  • LEGO Robotics
  • 3D Modeling and augmented reality

To see an outline of the options and times and to book space, please fill out the following form:

If your child is outside of the age range (Grade 1-12) please send an email to Paula Emery at


Frances Woolley's Best things to do in Ottawa

Bringing the kids?  See Ottawa for Kids.

Walkable/accessible by public transit

The Parliament Buildings. Seat of national governance that is – unusually - open to all. Treasure it, sans honking or harassment. Book ahead for a guided tour: At time of writing, guided tours were scheduled to resume on May 20, 2022. Free.

Parliament Hill at Sunset. Walk to the right (east) of the construction and find the the path that goes behind the Parliament Buildings. The view is spectacular any time of day, but sunset is special. Walk back towards the War Memorial and find the stairs that go down to the Bytown Museum and the locks. Walk across the locks and through Major’s Hill Park to finish your evening at the Tavern on the Hill, or head across to the Chateau Laurier for tea on the terrace.


Bank of Canada Museum. Nerd out on weird and wonderful currencies from around the world, from Yap stones to Canadian Tire Money. At time of writing the Bank of Canada Museum was closed due to Covid, so check before visiting:  Free


The National Gallery.  Relaxing and always something worth viewing. Makes exceptional efforts to be accessible. Stunning building. Admission is free on Thursdays after 5:00 p.m.


Paddleboarding on the Rideau River or Dow’s Lake. Dow’s Lake Pavilion is the most popular place to rent canoes, paddleboats, and paddleboards ( but my personal favourite is Ottawa SUP, at the corner of Bank St and Riverdale . I love paddleboarding beneath the Bank St bridge while swallows swoop by, and watching herons fishing on the banks of the Rideau River.


Hog’s Back Falls and Mooney’s Bay. (Half hour walk from Carleton University). Hog’s Back is a mildly impressive waterfall; Mooney’s Bay is a big safe outdoor swim area that’s a favourite spot for beach volleyball players, aspiring musicians and DJs, and families big and small. Water quality is typically fine except after heavy rains; I swim there throughout the summer but always shower afterwards. For historical  water quality info see:


With a car

The Diefenbunker. How many opportunities do you get to tour a large subterranean cold war bunker? Guided tours, reservations required: Approximately 30 minutes drive from downtown Ottawa. Worth it.


The Gatineau Park. So many beautiful hikes, but my favourites are the Lauriault Trail/MacKenzie King Estate, King Mountain, and the Carbide Willson Ruins. Late May/early June is typically quite buggy, especially at the ruins, so be prepared. Pro tips: Stop by the Boulangerie in Old Chelsea to get yummy treats to take hiking with you. If it’s warm, bring a swim suit and cool off in Meech Lake after your hike. More info:


Rockcliffe Pond This hidden gem is more like an enormous swimming pool than a pond, as it is artificially fed with pumped up ground water. Closes at 2 p.m. each day. Hard to find and not well publicized; entrance is on Pond Street about 100 m west of Whitemarl Dr; park on Whitemarl or MacNabb Pl.

Visit the Tourism Ottawa page for further information about Ottawa. 

Compiled by Frances Woolley, with contributions and suggestions  from Carleton and U Ottawa colleagues and students – especially Jude, Matt Webb, Jeni, Reid Smith, Sam, Simon Harris and Vicky Barham. 


Ottawa for Kids 

Things to do:

Most of the activities in the Things to Do in Ottawa list above are suitable for children. Ottawa also has a number of activities specifically geared towards children, including: 

Science and Technology Museum: Trains. A crazy kitchen. Lots of exhibits. Driving distance from downtown.

Food and Agriculture Museum/Experimental Farm: If your children love animals, they’ll enjoy the Food and Agriculture museum. It is located in the Central Experimental Farm, which contains the Ornamental Gardens and Arboretum, which are great places to take kids for a walk – lots of hiding places and other things to explore. Added bonus: close to Carleton University. Food and Agriculture Museum: Central Experimental Farm:  

The Canadian Museum of Nature Recommended for dinosaur enthusiasts. Check out the special exhibits before you visit and, if necessary, reserve a ticket. The special exhibits are usually a highlight of a visit to the Nature museum. Added bonus: close to downtown.

Canadian Children’s Museum: Closed at time of writing, but a truly amazing space, especially for younger children, or on a cold or rainy day.  It is housed in the Museum of History which is, in my opinion, a bit of a downgrade over the previous Museum of Civilization. More info on the Children’s Museum here:


Places to eat with Kids:

Zak's DinerMultiple locations. Milkshakes, mainly it's the milkshakes.” – Anon. “You can never go wrong with the menu at Zak's Diner because of their giant milkshakes and kids eat free on most weekdays” – Simon Harris, Carleton. Locations: Byward Market, Elgin St.

Chez Lucien “Not a typical kids resto but we took ours to Hey Lucien in the Market and the FOH/BOH staff were so kind and impressed by the kids’ good behaviour that they gave them free ice cream!” – Jeni Location: Byward Market.

Art-Is-In Bakery “many families present when they are serving pizza.” – Matt Webb, Carleton University. Location: Take O-Train to Bayview; walk 5 minutes. Conveniently located next to Beyond the Pale Brewing Company; both have large outdoor patios.

Heart & Crown / Aulde Dubliner & Pour Housebecause the menu is very kid friendly, but also great for grown-ups.” – Anon. Location: Byward Market.

The Works “Classic rock and R&B music drowns out children noises, still allows for good conversations” – Reid Smith. Locations: Bank Street in the Glebe + other locations. 2525 Bank St location is a good place to stop for a meal en route to the airport.

The Green Door “The best vegetarian option for kids. Serve yourself means minimal wait time, the pay-by-weight pricing structure is great value for small appetites, and even the pickiest eater will be unable to resist the potato-cheese-kale bake.” – Frances Woolley. Location: Main Street. Walkable from downtown for grown-ups, probably a bit far for children to walk.

Visit the Tourism Ottawa page for more details about visiting Ottawa 

Transportation Discounts

Airline Discount Codes


For the upcoming CEA2022 Conference, WestJet will offer 5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests traveling Trans-border. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code listed. Please visit to make a booking online.

Applicable Rules

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: Ottawa
  • The travel period begins: 26 May – 13 Jun 2022 
  • No discount will apply to Basic or Business class bookings.

Coupon Code: Guest web/Travel Agent web


Promo Code: Travel Agent GDS only



For the upcoming CEA2022, Air Canada will offer, for North America, 5% applies on standard fares, 10% on flex fares & higher. For International Travel 10% on standard fares & higher. 

Applicable Rules

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: Ottawa, YOW (ON)
  • The travel period begins Thursday, May 26, 2022 and ends Sunday, June 12, 2022. 
  • Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. 
  • For North America 5% applies on standard fares, 10% on flex fares & higher. For International Travel 10% on standard fares & higher. 
Promotion code:AM3Y63H1

Porter Airlines

Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 10% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from the Canadian Economics Assoc. Annual Meeting 2022. The discounted fares are available for booking from December 07, 2021 to June 06, 2022 and available for travel:

Location: Dates of Travel:

Please book online at or through your travel agent using promo code “CEA22”.

Porter offers complimentary in-flight snacks and beverages (including beer and wine), GatePorter service for carry-on and access to the Porter Lounge in Toronto where free Wi-Fi and comfortable, leather seating is available.

The promo code is intended for use by conference attendees and organizers and is not meant for distribution outside of authorized channels. Porter’s fare rules and conditions apply. For any questions regarding Porter’s services or any pre-travel concerns, contact us at 1-888-619-8622.

VIA Rail Canada

VIA Rail Canada will be offering discounts as outlined below using the discount code: 14202


June 1st  2022  to  June  7th  2022


From all stations throughout the VIA system to Ottawa, Ontario and return.


Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking.

One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge.

For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa only.


10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class. "Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied."


Discount does not apply in any Escape fares and Prestige Class.


Participants must reference the event’s VIA convention discount code: 14202.