Belonging. Becoming. Brought Back.

[re]claim the gift

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new creation. The old life has gone; a new one has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ.  – 2 Corinthians 5: 17-18a

Friday, May 3
Saturday, May 4

Cindy Long

Plenary Speaker

Dr. Cynthia Long Westfall has spoken widely on gender and faith to academic and faith-based audiences. She is assistant professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College where she teaches a variety of subjects including women in ministry, social justice and books of the Bible including John. She brings her decades of experiences in urban mission to her teaching and speaking.

Among other publications, Cindy has authored the seminal work Paul and Gender: Reclaiming the Apostle's Vision for Men and Women in Christ.

Cheryl Hill

Worship Leader

Cheryl Hill is a woman of passionate worship.

Through tragedy and loss in her story, worship has grown to be an unspeakably rich experience of devotion to Jesus that she longs to invite others into.

Cheryl will lead us to reclaim our intimate gift of worship with God.

mark these dates

March 15 - Final day to apply for a bursary

April 12th - Final day to book your room at Les Prince Hall

April 15 - Final day for members to register to be able to vote at AGM

April 23 - Final day to register for the conference


In-person registration is now closed,
online registration is still open


Friday, May 3
6:00 pm Registration ⬩ Prayer Room Opens
7:00 pm Worship
8:00 pm Fellowship time and appetizers
Saturday, May 4
7:00 am Registration ⬩ Prayer Room Opens
7:45 am Hot buffet breakfast
9:00 am Plenary Session 1
Finances - presentation by auditor
12:30 pm Lunch (catered)
2:00 pm Plenary Session 2
Annual General Meeting
Plenary Session 3
5:00 pm Conference ends


1. [Re]claiming our Young Women

Creating welcoming spaces for Millenials and Gen Z women in your women's ministries & groups (a workshop for women 50+) ⬩ Rev Tanya Yuen

2. Emotionally Healthy Women

Quit denying anger, sadness and fear ⬩ Karen Heppner

3. Soul Day

A mini Soul Day experience ⬩ Tracey Bagley

4. Discovering God's Call through Understanding your Spiritual Giftings and Personality

Rev Leslie Makins

5. We Belong to the Church

Singles and their place in the Family ⬩ Rev Julie-Ann Morton 

6. Discipleship within Complex Family Systems

Tracy Upham

7. How to Prep the Soil and Sow Seeds for your Church's Mission in its Commuity Using Alpha

Rev Gloria Stafford and Jackeline Riedstra

8. Sustaining our Call to Love our Neighbours

Lynda MacGibbon

9. CBM Field Report

In-person and online ⬩ Patty Nacho, Kallie Hutton, Barbara Keys

10. What it's Like to be a Woman in the World

Online only ⬩ Merritt Johnston

11. Giving Grief Room

Rev. Leanne Friesen

Our thanks to McMaster Divinity College and Zayouna Law Firm for their sponsorship support of this Conference


  • cancellation before Apr 23: refund of registration minus $15
  • cancellation after Apr 23: no refund. Exception: in the case of accident or illness of the registrant, or a death in the family - refund of registration minus $15
  • registration forms without payment - these are not considered registered. Meals will not be ordered and workshop choices will not be held
  • We have a cap of 250 in the main hall so you are very welcome to register and pay at the door, but you may not be able to enter if we’ve reached our cap, and will need to make alternate arrangements for breakfast and lunch. Workshops will be subject to availability.
  • The program includes the brief transaction of annual business for CBWOQ.

  • Voting privileges are open to women who have identified as members of CBWOQ; are affiliated with a CBOQ church; subscribe to CBWOQ’s vision of “empowered women transforming the world as God’s Beloved”; register at least 10 days before the Conference starts (Bylaw4:26a and 37). This means you must register by April 23, 2024 in order to vote.

  • If you’d like to become a member or don’t know if you are, please indicate this on the registration form or call our office.

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