Services to participants

Reception and On-site Registration 

Reception and on-site registration will take place the day of the conference in the Government Conference Centre entrance hall. The registration desk will be open from 8:15 a.m. Conference folders will contain the scientific program, nametags and meal tickets.


A food service area will be available for participants. Nourishment breaks and lunch will be served in the basement of the building. Participants will have access to the food service area upon presentation of the nametag and meal ticket.

Participants will have a choice from a vegan menu during the conference.


Only authorized vehicles are permitted on Parliament Hill. There is no parking available on Parliament Hill, but numerous public and municipal parking lots are located nearby.

Services for Persons with Mobility Impairments 

All facilities are wheelchair accessible. Arrangements can be made to authorize vehicle access for the transportation of visitors with reduced mobility the appropriate entrance by contacting Security Services at 613-992-2152 or

Notice to Smokers

The Government Conference Centre is a smoke-free building. In order to ensure the general well being, smoking in the building is forbidden.

Visit of the Canadian Parliament 

Do you want to make the most of your visit to Parliament Hill? A visit to the Parliament buildings and grounds is very rewarding. For more information, please visit the Parliament website.

Attractions and Dining 

The city of Ottawa offers numerous attractions and abounds with outdoor activities, museums, extraordinary landscapes, shops and stores, varied shows and restaurants. There is always something to make and to discover all year round. For more information, please visit the Ottawa Tourism website.

Participants will find vegetarian and vegan restaurants near the Conference site.

The following list is proposed only for your guidance.


ByWard Market – India Cafe

30 ByWard Market, Ottawa
Tel.: 613-789-0944

  • Cuisine: Indian – choice of vegetarian sandwiches
  • Distance from Parliament Hill: 1,6 km / 1,0 mi

ByWard Market – The Tea Party

119 York Street, Ottawa
Tel.: 613-562-0352

  • Cuisine: vegetarian and primarily organic food menu
  • Distance from Parliament Hill: 1,9 km / 1,2 mi

Govindas Vegetarian Buffet

212 Somerset Street East, Ottawa
Tel.: 613- 565-6544

  • Cuisine: international vegetarian buffet
  • Distance from Parliament Hill: 2,9 km / 1,8 mi

Peace Garden

47 Clarence Street, Ottawa
Tel.: 613-562-2434

  • Cuisine: Indian – mostly vegan, fully vegetarian
  • Distance from Parliament Hill: 1,7 km / 1,0 mi

Perfection Satisfaction Promise

167 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa
Tel.: 613- 234-7299

  • Cuisine: vegetarian
  • Distance from Parliament Hill: 2,3 km / 1,4 mi


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