When it comes to effective cybersecurity, it truly takes a village.

When we think of cybersecurity, the analysts working on the front lines to prevent, detect, and respond to cybersecurity threats often come to mind. But designing and implementing an effective cybersecurity program requires people with a multitude of skillsets who often work behind the scenes. This includes not only technical skills, but also expertise in policy development, insurance, law enforcement, education, and research.

Hosted by CANARIE, the goal of the inaugural Canadian SecuR&E Forum is to start the community-building process by introducing those involved in cybersecurity to people and disciplines that they may not have previously encountered.

Who Should Attend?

  • Cybersecurity practitioners
  • Executives with cybersecurity-related responsibilities (e.g., CISOs, CIOs, Directors of Information Security, and similar roles).
  • Cybersecurity insurance specialists
  • Researchers in cybersecurity
  • Anyone interested in cybersecurity-related issues in a research or post-secondary environment


To help maximize the value of personal connections and networking, we’re excited to welcome you back to a fully in-person experience. Most sessions will be recorded (pending speaker consent) and recordings will be shared with all registered attendees.

Please note: the Canadian SecuR&E Forum will be conducted in English, but simultaneous French interpretation will be offered.

Program details will be posted when available.


October 19, 2023
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Canadian SecuR&E Forum


This inaugural event is complimentary, but space is limited. Please register early to ensure your attendance.

Please note: This event will immediately follow the CANARIE Summit. Summit participants who wish to do so can join us for lunch at noon, after the conclusion of the Summit, and attend the Canadian SecuR&E Forum sessions in the afternoon.

Feedback from this inaugural pilot will be used to shape future Canadian SecuR&E Forums.



Travel & Accommodations

Hotel Omni Mont-Royal


Hotel Omni Mont-Royal

1050 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, Quebec
H3A 2R6
Tel: 514-284-1110

The Hotel Omni Mont-Royal is centrally located in downtown Montréal near McGill University and dominates the Golden Square Mile’s historical district. Footsteps away from some of Montréal’s finest shopping, dining, and art galleries, the hotel offers the comforts of home in a chic, urban setting. Guests can work out in the 24-hour fitness centre or book a self-care treatment at the on-site spa.



CANARIE has secured a room block at a highly discounted rate, starting at $259/night + taxes, at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal.

Please note:
There are limited spots available in this block. Hotel rooms in Montréal throughout October are at a premium, so please book your accommodations as soon as possible using the link below.


Reservations: Direct Reservation Link

You can also make reservations by calling the hotel directly at 1-800-THE-OMNI (1-800-843-6664). Please quote the group name (CANARIE Summit 2023) when you call.


Room reservations – cut-off date

The last day you can book reservations in the group room block is Monday, September 25, 2023, by 5 p.m. ET. Rooms will likely sell out so please book early.

Please note: A non-refundable deposit for one night’s stay will be charged 72 hours before check-in.



  • Valet parking: $41.75 plus applicable taxes (includes in and out privileges)
  • Self-parking: Parking Supérieur available near the hotel: $16.53 plus applicable taxes (no in and out privileges)

Prices are subject to change without notice.


Getting there

Hotel Omni Mont-Royal

1050 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, Quebec
H3A 2R6
Tel: 514-284-1110


Montréal – Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport

Distance From Property: 19.4 KM
Approximately a $50 taxi ride.


The VIA Rail Gare Centrale is located at 895 de la Gauchetière, approximately a 12-minute walk or 8-10 minute taxi ride, depending on time of day.


Public Transportation

Bus Station

Express bus 747 Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport/Downtown to station Lionel-Groulx.


Uber is available at the Montréal – Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. There are two pickup locations: one at Door 7 on the Departures level and one at Door 20 on the Arrivals level. Follow the instructions in the Uber app about where to meet your driver.


Plan Your Visit

Plan your visit or extend your stay in Montréal by checking out Tourisme Montréal’s list of things to do in the area.



Please email registration@canarie.ca or call 1-613-769-9500.


Please email registration@canarie.ca.

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