Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Progress Summit?

The Progress Summit is an annual opportunity for progressives across Canada to gather together and discuss the issues of the day. It is traditionally the largest annual progressive politics conference in Canada. Each summit offers analysis, solution-building and leadership training with each year focusing on a different theme, exploring pressing issues of concern to the progressives in Canada and around the world.

For more information, or to see what previous Progress Summits looked like, you can visit the Progress Summit section of our website.

What is the Agenda?

This year's Progress Summit asks progressives: how can we reclaim the mantle of affordability, and recommit ourselves to the task of making life materially better for all working-class Canadians?

Please stay tuned for details on the agenda for Progress Summit 2023.

Who is this event for?

The event brings together progressive thought leaders, movement builders, elected officials, and frontline activists to help us understand our current landscape from a social democratic perspective.

My organization would like to be a sponsor of the Progress Summit. How can we do that?

If you would like to sponsor the Progress Summit, please get in touch with Devon Crick, the Broadbent Institute’s Director of Development.

How do I register?

You can register online on the Progress Summit 2023 Registration Page.

Organizational Pass 10-pack (10 Summit Passes) $3500
Organizational Pass 5-pack (5 Summit Passes) $2000
EARLY BIRD Organizational Pass (Individual) (until January 31) $300
EARLY BIRD Individual Pass (until January 31) $200
EARLY BIRD Student/Seniors/Unwaged Pass (until January 31) $150

What’s included in a Progress Summit ticket?

Progress Summit ticket holders have access to all Summit programming from the opening on evening of March 8 to the closing on the afternoon of March 10. Ticket holders will receive lunches, snacks and coffee breaks.

Accommodation and travel are not included as part of a Progress Summit ticket.

If cost is a barrier to your participation at the Progress Summit, send us an email and we’ll try to help get you there.

How do I book a hotel room?

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Delta Hotel Ottawa City Centre, including accessible rooms. You can book a room directly with the Delta Hotel.

Are there any discounts for travel?

Yes. We have secured a promotion with Air Canada. Enter the promotion code JBJJHFA1 when you purchase your airfare on the Air Canada website.

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: Ottawa, YOW (ON)
  • The travel period begins Wednesday, March 1, 2023 and ends Friday, March 17, 2023.
  • Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

What if I need child care while attending the Progress Summit?

If you require childcare during the Summit, send us an email by February 22nd and we will be in touch to help make arrangements.

What if I have accessibility needs while attending the Progress Summit?

You will have the opportunity to let us know if you have any accessibility needs during the registration process.

Can I volunteer at the event?

Yes! Volunteers are asked to be available for 2-3 shifts of 4 hours each in exchange for a summit pass and summit meals. There will be a variety of tasks and training offered in person and online. Send us an email if you’re interested in volunteering.

What is your refund policy? What happens in the case of a cancelled event?

We are taking all precautions we can to be able to host the Progress Summit in a safe way. In the unfortunate and unlikely event that we have to cancel the live portion of the Progress Summit, attendees will be offered the choice to either defer their ticket to a future Broadbent Institute event or receive a refund.

What if I have a question that isn't addressed here?

If you have a question that isn't addressed here, send us an email and we'll do our best to get you an answer.