Where is the conference?

The Environment Funders Canada 2020 National Conference will be held at Manteo Resort in Kelowna, British Columbia (3762 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 3L4).  Hotel rooms are conveniently located on the property and steps away from the meeting and dining rooms.


Getting There:

Flying to Kelowna

Environment Funders Canada encourages all conference participants to book flights early with Air Canada or WestJet. Both airlines offer discounts up to 15% exclusively for participants.  Please use the following links and promotion codes to book your flights online.

Air Canada– 5% off standard and 15% off flex fares & up (Promotion code GUDXZUF1).

WestJet– 10% off all Economy, Flex and Plus fares (Coupon N46JN86)

Things to note when booking with a discount code:


  • The flight is to be made in and out of Kelowna International Airport (airport code is YLW).
  • The travel period is for anytime from May 19th – June 4th, 2020

Getting to Manteo Resort

Manteo Resort is approximately 20 minutes away from the Kelowna International Airport. If you are planning to drive, please check the hotel website for parking information.

Shuttle Bus

The Kelowna Concierge company offers a shuttle bus back and forth from the Airport to the Resort. The shuttle service is NOT Complimentary. The shuttle service is first-come first-serve. To ensure a spot on the shuttle bus, a reservation is required. You can find more information here

Public transit to Manteo Resort

If you are looking to travel to the resort by using local transit, please check the public transit website for schedules here.

Book your accommodation now!

Staying at the Manteo Resort will provide you with the most convenient access to the conference sessions, meals, networking events and recreational facilities. Special room rates starting at $229/night plus taxes are available for all registered participants.

The deadline to secure a single occupancy room is Friday April 24th, otherwise it is subject to availability. We encourage you to make your room reservation immediately after registering for the conference. You can book  by clicking the Reservations links below or by contacting Manteo Resort directly toll free at 1-800-445-5255, or email refresh@manteo.com  (indicate you are attending the Environment Funders Canada Conference). Please read the cancellation policy below before booking.

Participants needing overnight accommodations can book rooms up to two day before and two days post conference dates

Cancellation Policy at Manteo Resort

Guaranteed reservations are held for arrival until 12pm on the day following the first night reserved. No-shows will be charged the first night’s room and tax. Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel & Villas must receive individual cancellations, at least 48 hours Guest Rooms/ 48 Hours Villas prior to any night with the guest reservation dates. Delegates must note and retain the cancellation number quoted to them by the Reservations agent at the time the cancellation is made

Conference Tickets Cancellation Policy

A full refund for pre-paid conference ticket(s) will be issued for cancellations that are made before April 17th, 2020. Otherwise, registration fees will be refunded less a $250 cancellation fee per ticket. Partial refunds for cancelled tickets will be processed through your original payment method (by cheque or credit card via Eventbrite.ca). Please contact Environment Funders Canada at redmond@environmentfunders.ca or call 647-288-8891 if you need to cancel.

The 2020 CEGN Conference will take place at the Manteo Resort in Kelowna, BC. We are fortunate to be gathering on the land which is the unceded territory of the Syilx (Okanagan) Peoples.

Discounted rates are available for all conference participants staying at the Manteo Resort or Hotel Eldorado. Room rates start at $229/night plus taxes and resort fees*. Book your hotel room before February 26, 2020.

Addressing the Carbon Footprint of our Conference:

Environment Funders Canada recognizes that holding a national, annual conference creates a sizable carbon footprint. We are taking steps to reduce this footprint through the choices we make (e.g., in catering, use of paper and location of presenters) but recognize that most of our emissions are related to attendee travel and other venue-related impacts we cannot avoid.

To address this, we are recommending that all registrants support a standard $30 carbon offset fee as part of this year’s registration cost. This fee will payable as an add-on item you select in Eventbrite at the time of registration. We have calculated this fee based on a course estimate of carbon emissions from travel and other mandatory venue activities. By including a standard fee for all, we are recognizing that people come from across Canada and beyond to attend our conference and are sharing the cost collectively without penalizing those who must travel farther to attend.

Funds collected from this fee will be invested in the Great Bear Forest Carbon Project, a verified Canadian-based offset project that has enduring environmental and social benefits. The Trottier Family Foundation has also generously offered to match 1:1 the fees collected to contribute to the purchase of additional carbon offsets, ideally helping to render our event carbon negative.  We hope this will provide an added incentive to your participation in helping to address the carbon footprint of our conference.


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