The Canadian National Pagan Conference (CNPC), Gaia Gathering, is held every year over the long Victoria Day weekend in May. Each year, the event is hosted by a different city, which is determined through a bid and vote process. Gaia Gathering is a place where people from across Canada and from across the spectrum of this country’s Pagan religions an come together to talk about who we are, where we’ve come from, and where we might be going as a religious community in Canada.
Past host cities include Edmonton, Halifax, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto. The conference features three days of discussion and workshops about Canadian contemporary Paganisms – our Asatru, our Druidry, our Wicca and so on — and brings together Canadian elders, community leaders, and interested Pagans or Pagan-curious for networking, discussion, and community. Legally, we are incorporated federally as a non-profit organization and operate with a national Board of Directors as well as a local host committee.
Registration for Gaia Gathering 2013 will open December 1st, 2012 The 2013 conference will be located on the northern banks of the Ottawa River, immediately across from Ottawa; in Gatineau, Quebec from May 17th to 20th, 2013 and the theme will be “Reflecting the Waters Depth: Composing a National Identity”