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Learning Land, Unlearning Empire:

Recovering “Indigenous” Roots and Creating Kapwa Relations in the Settler Colonial Diaspora

Time & Location

Sep 20, 2:00 PM – Sep 22, 1:00 PM

Wahta Kanien’Keha:Ka Territory

YMCA Camp Pine Crest, 1090 Gullwing Lake Rd, Torrance, ON P0C 1M0, Canada

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Registration Fees

Default payment amounts are in USD currency. For Canadian registrants, please select the cash payment method at checkout and then email to arrange for payment in CAD.


Please read the entire event description below before registering.



EXTENDED: Now through June 30, 2019

Discounted ticket price for attendees who intend to attend workshops and other planned conference activities. Available for a limited time.

Fee includes materials, lodging, and meals.

Ticket cost:

$300 USD

$385 CAD



July 1 - September 20, 2019

Regular ticket price for attendees who intend to attend workshops and other planned conference activities.

Fee includes materials, lodging, and meals.

Ticket cost:

$335 USD

$425 CAD

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February 1 - September 20, 2019

Children + Youth/ Family Member / Care Worker/ Support Person

Fee includes lodging and meals for each person who will be staying at YMCA Pine Crest to attend the conference with their family and/or provide care work/support assistance. Note: Children and Youth are 17 and under. Children 3 and under are free.

Ticket cost:

$175 USD

$200 CAD

Installment Plans

The Center for Babaylan Studies and Kapwa Collective would like to make this conference as accessible as possible. There are no subsidies or scholarships available at this time. However, you may opt to pay through a 3-part installment by writing a request to To be eligible for the installment plan option, we require a minimum deposit of $100 CAD or $100 USD to hold your spot. This deposit will be deducted from your balance and is non-refundable. FULL payment is due August 31, 2019.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

CfBS acknowledges that life takes us into different paths and journeys; if you find that you are not able to attend the conference, please send us an email at to request for a refund. We will accept requests for refunds until August 1, 2019.


*There is a non-refundable deposit of $100 USD/CAD to cover administrative costs and processing fees. Please allow up to 15 business days for your refund to be processed. Thank you in advance for your understanding.


We recommend that if you are planning to fly into Toronto through Pearson International Airport (YYZ) on Friday, September 20th, 2019, to allow at least 2-3 hours traveling time between the airport and YMCA Camp Pine Crest. We request for participants to arrive between 2:00pm and 4:00pm at YMCA Camp Pine Crest .


All participants are responsible for their own transportation. If you do require support with transportation, please advise us of this when you register. There is the option of a coach bus which will be an extra fee of approximately $70 CAD/$60 USD, roundtrip. Coach bus will depart from Pearson International Airport by 2pm, so please make necessary flight arrangements to arrive in time to retrieve baggage and make the bus, if you select this mode of transportation to YMCA Camp Pine Crest. The bus back to Pearson International Airport on September 22nd will depart after the conclusion of the conference, around 1:30pm, so make your return flight arrangements accordingly. 


We will also work on connecting attendees to arrange for carpools. More travel details will be available soon; please join our mailing list for updates, or email us with specific questions regarding travel at:


Accessibility means the opportunity for every participant to be able to engage with the conference activities and program spaces. When you register, please let us know if you have accessibility needs such as mobility aids, wheelchair/walker access, and/or scent-free space. We will do our best to accommodate.


YMCA Camp Pine Crest pathways are built to flow with the land. There are paths between buildings and conference program areas, however, these paths intersect with rocky, uneven terrain in some areas. Please let us know if you will require assistance.


Please contact us in advance of the conference, if you have any specific questions regarding accessibility. Further, if you have suggestions and ideas for how we can continue to build an even more accessible conference, please share them with us at:


A Registration Packet will be made available at a later date that will include the Conference Program and other details. If you have any other questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us via email at:


When Registering:

  • Please read the participant agreement, and fill out all required fields of the registration form.

  • Each individual attending the full program of the conference must submit a registration form and agree to the participant agreement.

  • Other Family Members/Care Workers/ Support Persons accompanying the registrant are welcome to stay at YMCA Camp Pine Crest Outdoor Centre during the conference for a fee (see above) and must also be included in the registrant’s application within the required fields.

  • YMCA Camp Pine Crest Outdoor Centre offers Lodges and Cabins, based upon availability: Lodges have 6 rooms, which sleeps up to 4 persons per room (2 bunk beds). Each Lodge also has a communal space and two washrooms with showers. Cabins sleep up to 10 people (5 bunk beds) and washrooms and showers are centrally located.

  • Room amenities: All beds are bunk beds with foam mattresses. All accommodations have electricity and heat .

Participant Agreement

The Center for Babaylan Studies (CfBS) and Kapwa Collective welcomes you to the Fourth International Babaylan Conference. As hosts/co-creators we acknowledge that we all must, collectively and individually, take full responsibility for our presence and participation in any of the conference activities.


Our conference/gatherings (presentations, training, workshops, rituals) may delve deeply into the matters of the mind, body, energy, emotions, spirit. We, the organizers, have been in ritual sacred space as we prepare to welcome you and to create and maintain a safe space for the flowering of beautiful experiences, insights, and kapwa connections. We invite and encourage you to prepare yourself for the ceremony of the Conference in whatever way you feel called to do so.


We are also aware that as we open ourselves to listen and receive, there may be unexpected responses that may cause emotional, physical, or psychological challenges. As a participant, we request that you to please take full responsibility for your presence and make appropriate judgments for your self-care. If you are under the care of a health provider (including mental health counselor and/or physician), please seek guidance about your attendance and participation. There will be designated spaces available at the Conference to support intuitive healing and self-care as needed. Elders and holistic healers will be present for possible consultation and assistance. Offerings and/or donations may apply for some services.


By registering, you agree to release and hold harmless CFBS and Kapwa Collective, from any and all liability stemming from your participation.

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