At Ontario Ancestors the health and safety of our members, Conference attendees, vendors, exhibitors and employees are our priority and will guide our decisions.

We are closely monitoring health and safety concerns regarding COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus). We are in close contact with the Hamilton Convention Centre officials and with them we are closely monitoring the Federal, Ontario and Local health authorities advisory statements and guidelines.

However, given that our 2020 Ontario Ancestors Conference and Family History Show scheduled for June 5-7, 2020 in Hamilton is almost three months away, we have not cancelled the event at this time. 

If circumstances closer to the event date require a change in the event status, all registrants, speakers, exhibitors and vendors will be immediately notified, and all information will be posted here on the conference website.

In the event the Conference is cancelled, all registration fees will be refunded. In addition, if there are any changes to event schedules, we will provide information about options that may be available and/or other specific details.

We will work with our Conference and hotel venues to check that they maintain appropriate sanitary, health, and safety measures and we encourage attendees to follow guidelines recommended by the relevant Canadian health authorities and the World Health Organization.

Our cancellation policy remains in place for your benefit at this time. Please check back here frequently for any updates on the event, including any cancellation policy changes.

For further information see: 
Ontario Ministry of Health 
Public Health Ontario 
Public Health Agency of Canada 
World Health Organization 
Government of Canada Travel Advice (COVID-19) 
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 

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Conference 2020 COVID-19 Update