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Shaw Centre Wins Bid to Host 75th Annual Canadian Cardiovascular Congress

OTTAWA – Shaw Centre and Ottawa Tourism are pleased to announce that Ottawa has been selected to host the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in 2022 (CCC). Previously named Canadian Cardiovascular Society Annual Meeting, CCC continues to grow by bringing returning and new delegates to different locations across the country.

The foremost national event for cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, researchers, nurses and specialists from across Canada and around the globe is co-hosted by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) and the Heart and Stroke. This significant bid win marks the first time the Ottawa-based organizations will co-host its annual Congress in their hometown. The CCC will be celebrating three quarters of a century of cardiovascular health and care promotion through knowledge, professional development and leadership; and Canada’s capital makes the perfect location.

This annual conference unites Canada’s cardiovascular community, from physicians to researchers, to network, learn and showcase the latest in research and innovations.

Canadian Cardiovascular Congress objectives:

To showcase high quality Canadian research for CCS members and affiliates;
To enhance opportunities for professional collaboration and networking;
To promote the CCS as a credible voice in cardiovascular health and care to the community and the public;
To collaborate with the Heart and Stroke for shared advocacy; and
To generate sustainable funding for CCS programs.
The three-day meeting will bring over 2500 cardiovascular and health care specialists and delegates from around the world to the 192,000 square foot Shaw Centre.

Shaw Centre is pleased to partner with its neighbours, the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Westin Hotel, and Novotel Hotel, for the diamond anniversary of such a unique and engaging event, which will provide participants with high-quality professional development and networking opportunities.

“What makes CCC so remarkable is it is the largest gathering of cardiovascular health care professionals in Canada. It will be great to see a meeting of this size use not only the meeting space at the Shaw Centre, but take advantage of the space available to them at our neighbouring hotels.” – Delia Lapensee, Senior Account Manager – National Convention Sales, Centre Shaw.


About Canadian Cardiovascular Society
The Canadian Cardiovascular Society is the professional association for Canadian cardiovascular physicians and scientists working to promote cardiovascular health and care through knowledge translation, professional development, and leadership in health policy. The CCS provides programs and services to its 2000 members and others in the cardiovascular community, including guidelines for cardiovascular care, the annual Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, and, with the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Academy, programs for trainees. More information about the CCS and its activities can be found at

About Heart and Stroke

More moments. More life. That’s why Heart & Stroke leads the fight against heart disease and stroke. Powered by donors and volunteers, we fund life-saving research and help Canadians lead healthier lives. Heart & Stroke is a health charity active in communities across the country. We are sustained by the commitment and generosity of more than 125,000 volunteers and more than 1.4 million donors. The strength of Heart & Stroke and every Canadian is interconnected. Communities across the country depend on us and we depend on them. Our vision is a world where Canadians live healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke.

About Shaw Centre

The Shaw Centre was founded as the Ottawa Congress Centre in 1983. With project funding from the Province of Ontario, the City of Ottawa and the Government of Canada, the Ottawa Congress Centre was redeveloped into a new larger facility, which opened in April 2011 as the Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC). In October 2014, the OCC and Shaw Communications entered into a 10 year naming rights partnership, rebranding the facility as the Shaw Centre. The Shaw Centre is a state-of-the-art convention centre that generates economic impact by hosting conventions, trade shows, meetings, consumer shows and events. The Shaw Centre was recently named runner-up as the world’s best convention centre by the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC). Since re-opening its doors in 2011, the Centre has hosted over 3000 events and has added approximately $503M to the Ottawa-Gatineau area and Province of Ontario. The Shaw Centre is governed by a board of directors, managed by an expert team of professionals and operationally driven by inspired colleagues and selected suppliers whose main goal is to create extraordinary events.

The Ottawa Convention Centre® Corporation is an agency of the Government of Ontario.

About Ottawa Tourism

Ottawa Tourism provides destination development and marketing, strategic direction, and leadership in cooperation with members and partners to service the travel media and attract visitors, tours and conventions to Ottawa and Canada’s Capital Region. Its vision is to offer the complete capital experience, tell the story of Canada and get people talking. For more information