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Optional Activities

Enhance your conference experience with curated activities that you will love! 

Choir Workshop 

Friday, May 19 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST

Whether you've always wanted to try singing in choir, but haven't known where to start, or you are an experienced chorister ready to perform, here is a chance to sing with and for your fellow CWIM physicians! Join artistic director Anthony Bastianon of Voices Rock Medicine Canada for a fun-filled, two-hour singing workshop, with the option to participate in a CWIM Choir performance to open the conference.  A musical score for the song will be available prior to the workshop so singers can learn notes in advance. There is no experience required to participate in this workshop and all are welcome! 

Cocktails & Conversations

Friday, May 19 | 8:00pm - 10:00pm EST

Head over to the Bonaventure's garden-level Ville Marie & terrace space for a drop-in welcome reception. Reunite with friends and colleagues or meet some new amazing docs from the CWIM community. While entry is free, pre-registration is required and space is limited. There will also be a cash bar.


Morning Workout - let's sweat!

Saturday, May 20 | 7:45am - 8:15am EST

​Join Jake Wright, personal trainer and leader of the Canadian Women Physician Fitness Challenge for a morning workout to get you pumped for the CWIM Conference! We’re kicking things off at 7:45am - start your day off right. All fitness levels are welcome! 


Financial Breakfast

Saturday, May 20 |8:45am - 9:45am EST

Sponsored by TD Bank

Join us for breakfast as experts share the latest financial hot topics.

Details will be posted soon!

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Guided Meditation with
   Dr. Chawla

Saturday, May 20 | 9:50am to 10:10am EST Sunday, May 21 | 10:00am to 10:20am EST

Start both conference days with some self-love! Join Dr. Raman Chawla for a mindful, self-compassion experiential practice. 

In this 10-15 minute guided practice session, Dr. Chawla will be leading the group through a combination of mindful self-compassion practices, including Awareness of Breath, Body-Mind Scan & Affectionate Breathing, followed by 5-10 minutes inquiry into exploring your experience following the formal practice. 

The CWIM Conference keynotes will begin immediately following these morning sessions in the ballroom just next door. 


Social Event for Spouses & Significant Others

Saturday, May 20 | 1:00pm to 3:00pm EST

$30 to attend

Separate registration required. Learn more here and register for this event specifically. 


Will your significant other be joining you in Montreal for CWIM 2023?

They are invited to join 'Bubbles and Bites' on Saturday May 20th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm (location to be announced) for the opportunity to meet and connect with other spouses and partners of CWIM attendees. Food and drinks will be provided.

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Trading our Treasures - 
Clothing Swap Social

Saturday, May 20 | 8:00pm to 10:00pm EST
**VIP Ticket-holders early access at 7:30pm 

$25 to attend 
Free for VIP Ticket-holders

Join us Saturday evening for a fun night in! CWIM is hosting its first-ever clothing swap!


Bring a maximum of TWO items of clothing and ONE accessory (shoes, scarves, jewelry etc...) to the conference that no longer bring you joy, but that you know will bring joy to somebody else. Each item will get you a ticket to trade in for new-to-you items! Additional items can also be purchased by donation after 9 pm. Just drop your clean and ready-to-wear items off at registration prior to Saturday evening and then shop away! Please bring items on a hanger if possible. All the money raised (from clothing sales and tickets), as well as leftover items, will be donated to "Dress for Success".

By swapping instead of shopping, you’re participating in the circular economy. This helps keep clothing out of landfills, saves money, updates your wardrobe, avoids fast fashion, and shares with a community of like minded docs! A cash bar will be available. 


Bring it Back!
Morning group dance class

Sunday, May 21
7:45am - 8:15am EST


Join Emilie Phaneuf in this high-energy class all about having fun and learning choreography to some of our favourite songs! Bringing back the great hits from the 80s, 90s and 2000s! This is an all-levels class where options will be given so everyone feels comfortable - and it’s a great workout too! Bring running shoes with clean soles. 


Mentorship Breakfast
Hosted by CWIM Organization

Sunday, May 21 | 8:45am - 9:45am EST

It only takes one connection to make a difference. Mentorship relationships can improve confidence, goal setting, networking, empowerment, and more. Come join us for a lovely breakfast and connect with leaders and mentors from across Canada. Spaces for the mentorship breakfast are limited and reserved for CWIM Partners! This event will take place in person only. Register early: this event fills up quickly! 


Bubbles & Bye Byes

Sunday, May 21 | 4:45pm EST

One of our favourite CWIM Conference traditions! Join us for a goodbye toast before heading back into our busy lives! When else will you be able to see close to 1000 champagne glasses filled to the brim and just as many incredible women surrounding you? Cheers!

**For our virtual attendees, join the other online docs with your swag box cocktail for a goodbye toast. Link will be provided on the virtual platform. 

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