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March, 2017

What to Expect at the CATA Conference

April is here, which means it’s time to start planning! 

We’ll be in Niagara Falls from June 1-3 for the 2017 CATA national conference. Please visit the conference website to register today and take advantage of early bird pricing.

This year’s conference is jam packed with incredible speakers, social activities and networking events. Take a look at what’s in store below:

Learning and Development Opportunities

You’ll hear from amazing speakers

We have a line-up of incredible speakers like Greg Wells and Tara Grenier. We’ll be covering everything from concussion related research to exploring strategies that lead to high performance under extreme circumstances. Check out the full list of speakers here.

You’ll earn CEUs

Spend 3 days listening to industry speakers and taking hands-on courses to obtain your CEUs. You’ll receive 7 CEUs for attending the full conference and CATA’s Town Hall, plus 2.8 CEUs for each pre-conference workshop.

Engaging teaching approaches

We have a combination of lecture, interactive and hands-on sessions that create an engaging and exciting learning environment. Select the ones that interest you most and fit with your learning needs!

Networking and Social Events

Town Hall and the Welcome Reception

Join us on Thursday, June 1st for CATA’s town hall to hear association updates and participate in Q&A’s. Following the town hall, network with peers from across the country at our Welcome Reception, followed by the social at Margaritaville.

The Annual Gatorade Banquet

Join us for the Gatorade Annual Awards Banquet! Enjoy a delicious dinner and socialize with your peers from across the country. One ticket is included with the full registration (extra tickets are $65 each).

Niagara wine tour and golf tournament

We will tour and sample wines at four Niagara wineries, and finish with dinner at the Good Earth Food and Wine Company. The cost is $129.  

Members are also invited to participate in a golf tournament hosted at the Thundering Waters Golf Course on June 1st 2017. The cost to participate includes 18 holes with cart, lunch and contest holes! The cost is $88.50.

You’ll have the chance to visit Niagara Falls

Check out the Botanical Gardens, the Butterfly Conservatory or take the famous cruise that takes you right up close to the falls!

Special Sessions for Candidates and Newly Certified Members

Mentorship breakfast (new!)

We’re introducing a brand new session called the mentorship breakfast, which invites candidates and members certified in the last 3 years to network with, and learn from, experienced ATs. This is an open session to ask questions related to the field and gain from AT’s with years of experience.

If you’re interested in attending this free session, please indicate your attendance by ticking the box next to ‘Mentorship Breakfast’ when registering. This is your opportunity to ask questions and learn from those who have been in the industry for a long time, don’t miss out! We’ll see you bright and early on Friday, June 2nd at 7:00am.

Candidate resume building and interview skills

Take part in a session that is completely dedicated to preparing candidates for the workforce. Learn how to build a professional resume and feel more prepared for your upcoming interviews.

Candidate exam expectations

This is your time to ask questions! Attend this session to understand how you can prepare for the final exam.



The 2017 CATA Conference will be held at the Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites, located at 6361 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, right across from the falls!

The CATA Conference group rate at the Hilton is $159 per night (exclusive of Saturday, June 3rd which is at a rate of $209). To qualify for this group rate, hotel room reservations must be made before April 29th, 2017.

Hotel reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 1 (888) 325-5788 and referencing the Canadian Athletic Therapists Conference or by clicking here to access the reservation site. 

Note: Rooms will come with two queen beds. If you would prefer a room with one king bed, please contact the hotel directly to modify your reservation.


Air Canada: visit Air Canada and enter code BFHHU8X1 into the search panel to apply for travel discounts.

Applicable rules:

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: Toronto, YYZ (ON)
  • The travel period begins Wednesday, May 24, 2017 and ends Saturday, June 10, 2017.
  • Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
  • No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S.

West Jet: Visit and enter code 4WUSNQ0 into the search panel to apply for travel discounts.

Book by: June 10, 2017
Travel from: May 24, 2017to June 10, 2017

We look forward to celebrating and learning with you in June.

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