MRFA Retreat 2023 – Registration

The 2023 retreat will be held in Kananaskis on April 24-25, 2023 with a writing residency held April 25 – 27. View the Retreat Registration poster here

Register here to attend the MRFA Spring Retreat and Pay for your registration below.

  • The registration deadline is March 24, 2023.
  • You may cancel your registration with a refund, minus processing fees, up to April 14, 2023. (email Cancellations after this date will be subject to review and additional details may be required.
  • The full retreat program is available here

Online Registration Option (limited to 15 members)

  • Most sessions will be in-person only. However, you may register for online attendance at a discounted rate and be able to attend all of the sessions held in the Silver/Bronze room. The Association has set up this space for hybrid attendance/remote viewing (as applicable for the presenters’ mode of preference).
  • View the hybrid/remotely accessible program here.

Writing Residency (limited to 15 members)

MRFA Retreat Registration Payment

May 24-25, 2023


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Meal Vouchers

Meal vouchers are being provided to make it easier for you to attend the retreat and know that your guests are able to get their meals while you are in attendance. The meals are charged at cost (not subsidized by the MRFA or MRU)



Book your group rate for Mount Royal Faculty Retreat (DO NOT CALL THE HOTEL – group rates will only be provided via this online booking link.)

The starting room rate is 205$ per night plus applicable fees. The normal rate without the group discount is $320+; so, please ensure that you are getting the group rate when you book. If you have any difficulties with the online booking link, please email

The room booking deadline is March 24, 2023 (please note – the group rate will not be available after this date)

Reimbursement of Retreat Expenses

Members are able to apply for FDC funding (deadline of March 10) and for PD funding (deadline of June 1) to reimburse registration and accommodation expenses for the retreat.

Shared Accommodations:

If you would like shared accommodations but do not have a roommate already arranged, please fill out this form by March 20. You will be paired up with another member according to preferences indicated on the form. You will then be informed of who you will be sharing a room with and you and your roommate can make arrangements for booking your hotel room. If there is not a roommate available for you, you will need to book your own private accommodations.

One member needs to book the room with the hotel, but both members need to be listed as guests with the hotel.


Please fill out this form if you would like to be connected with another faculty member to carpool to the retreat. The last day to respond to this form is April 17. Responses received after this date will not be reviewed.

If you have any questions, please contact Chantelle Anderson –

Location and Transportation

1 Centennial Dr, Kananaskis Village, AB T0L 2H0

Pomeroy Kananaskis Lodge – Website (do not book your rooms at this link – you will not receive the discount – this link is provided for hotel information)

The MRFA will facilitate carpooling closer to the date (the form will be available when registration opens)

Onsite Childcare

More information about onsite childcare and things to do with kids at Kananaskis is available here.

Members can apply for partial coverage of related expenses in accordance with the Dependent Care Policy

This annual event is co-sponsored by the Mount Royal Faculty Association and Mount Royal University, and is organized by the MRFA’s Professional Development Committee.