National Conference 2018


Venue: 135 Carlingview Drive, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M9W 5E7

Special Guest Room Rates Extended to Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of Canada International Conference in Toronto from September 14-16, 2018

Deluxe Room - CAD $125.00 Single & Double Occupancy.

*Additional 13% HST & 4% MAT–taxes will apply, and $10.00 will apply for extra person in same room.
* Rates valid from Monday, September 10th, 2018 to Monday, September 17th, 2018.
* Rooms with 1 Deluxe King Bed, Rooms with 1 Deluxe King Bed and Queen Pull Out Sleeper and Rooms with 2 Queen Beds are Available.
*If a Cot (Rollaway) will be requested additional $20.00 per day charge will apply- must be requested in advance and it's subject to availability.

Rate includes:

  • Full Hot Buffet Breakfast
  • Wireless High-Speed Internet Service within the entire hotel
  • The use of our facilities such as: Indoor heated pool, Whirlpool, Dry & Wet Sauna, Fitness Center
  • The use of the Business center located in the main lobby floor
  • Parking if required
  • 24/7 Airport Private Shuttle Service: We offer a complimentary 24-hour Private Shuttle to & from the Airport which runs on demand. Please call our Front Desk at 416-637-7000 - Toll Free 1-888-401-2378 for pick up after retrieving your luggage.
  • Pick up locations: Terminal 1 – Ground Level at Post S5 &Terminal 3 - Arrivals Level at Post 37

Room Amenities:

Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Airport(open for new Reservations)
231 Carlingview Dr, Etobicoke, ON M9W 5E8, Phone: (416) 675-0411

Deluxe Room - CAD $125.00 Single & Double Occupancy.
To make reservations at this alternative Hotel Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Airport2 blocks from the current location. CALL: Kadar Bozoyan - Director of Sales at 416.554.9806 or email to or CALL Hotel: 416-637-7000 ex 108.

Airport pick up

  • Once you have cleared customs and/or collected your luggage please contact the hotel at 416-675-0411 or toll free at 1-866-675-0411 for pick up.
  • Proceed to Post S5 at Terminal 1 of ground level, or Post G43 at Terminal 3 of arrivals level to meet the shuttle. Kindly reconfirm the location with Front Desk Agent during the phone call, as airport can implement last-minute changes.
  • For arranging airport drop-off after your stay, please advise Front Desk Agent upon check-in.

Arrival/Departure: Toronto International Airport.

Visa: Visa not required for US Citizens, but all others should check in the country of Origin and get it from there.

EVF USA Board, EC: September 13, 2018 afternoon.
Event Team Ekal USA (Past and Present): September 13, 2018 afternoon.
RP, CP, Volunteers, donors: September 14, 2018 afternoon.

September 16, 2018 after 3.00 pm

Cancellation Policy:
All guestrooms must be reserved and picked up by August 31st, 2018 pior to arrival. ALL guestrooms must be guaranteed for late arrival by individual's credit card number. Check in time is after 3:00 PM and checkout time is before 12:00 PM. Notification of individual cancellations must be received by the hotel before 4pm on scheduled day of arrival. A NO-SHOW charge of one night's room and tax will be invoiced to the company or to the individuals' credit card if no notice is given to hotel prior to 4pm on day of arrival.


Time Session  Speaker
Wednesday, Sept 12, 2018
Wednesday, Sept 12 Arrival of EVFI, EVF USA, Bagra, Naresh, Hema, Ranjani, Ramesh , Hasmukh  
Thursday, Sept 13, 2018
Thursday, Sept 13 Arrival of Board and India team  
Friday, Sept 14
8.30 am - 5.00 pm Board, EC, and committee meetings Separate Meetings: Ekal USA Board, Ekal Canada Board, Event Committee, Exec Committee 
2.00 -8.00 pm Registration Canada (Owner), Rashmi-------Ekal USA , Ekal Canada and Global Delegates
5.00 - 6.00 pm Workshop: Online donations and Google Docs Ranjani (Owner), Rashmi
6.00 -7.00 pm Dinner  
7.00 - 7.15 pm Welcome/Introduction/Ice-breaker Indra Wadehra  (Prayer) ,  PL Gupta (Brief welcome), Subhash Chander  (Introduce Ekal Canada team)
7:15 - 9.00 pm Regional Presidents Presentation Suresh (Owner), Naren------Ekal USA /Ekal Canada Team/RPs
9.00 - 10.00 pm Jeopardy and Karaoke Yogi Patel, Naren Chavda, Sheetal Gupta,Niyati Shah
Saturday, Sept 15
7.00 - 8.00 am Breakfast  
8.00 - 8.15 am Ekal Video, Welcome, Prayer Ekal Canada (Owner), Ekal USA
8.15 - 8.50 am Exec Committee Presentations, include NY Gala Suresh Iyer (Session Owner); possible presenters:  P L Gupta, Subhash Chander, Vikas Patel
8.50 - 9.00 am Fundraising Events Analysis and Optimization Prakash Shah (Session Owner)
9.00- 9.30 am Q&A for the above sessions Panel: All above session owners only - they may invite their team members to answer as required
9.30- 9.40 am Looking Within Youth thoughts by Sheetal (Session Owner)Karan Someshwar, Abhinav , Srushti Thaker
9.40- 9.50 am HFRI Analysis Veena Gandhi (Session Owner)
9.50- 10.00 Q&A for the above sessions Panel: All above session owners only - they may invite their team members to answer as required
10.00 - 10.15 am Tea/Bio Break  
10.15 - 10.20 am  Ekal Folder Review Ekal USA Office Rashmi (Owner) Naren
10.20 - 10.40 am Update from India Team (to include non-GRC special projects like, Tailoring, EoW) Bajrang Bagra (Session Owner) - India team
10.40 - 11.00 am GRC Update Hasmukh Shah (Session Owner), Indramohan, Naresh
11.00 - 11.10 Arogya /Field Update Hema Malini Kumar (Owner)
11.10 - 11.15 Ekal Song (Abhiyan) Ramesh (Owner)
11.15 -11.45 noon Townhall Q&A post tea break sessions Panel: All post tea session owners only - they may invite their team members to answer as required
11.45 -12 noon Ekal - The Global Picture  Digant Das (Session Owner), Ragav
12 noon - 1.15 pm Poster Engagement & Lunch  
1.15 - 2.15 pm Raas Style discussion with inner and outer circle persons facing each other Sheetal Gupta (Owner), Rashmi,  Naren Chavda
2.15 - 2.25 pm Ekal Van Yatra in Bangalore Vanya Shivashankar- National Spelling Bee Champion
2.25- 2.45 pm Summary Google docs; Donor relation Ashok Arora (Owner)
2.45 - 3.00 pm Tea Break  
3.00 - 3.40 p.m Small Group Discussions on Ekal's Future Naren (Owner), Ashok Danda,  10 Topics and 10 Groups with Senior Persons circulating
3.40 - 4.00 pm Each small group leader to present group ideas 2 min per presentation
4.00 - 4.20 pm Training and requirements Ragini Muraka (Owner)
4.20- 4.40 pm Marketing, Social Media, PR Prakash Waghmare (Owner), Sheetal (Social Med), Ashok Arora & Prashant Shah
4.40- 4.55 pm Q&A, Energizer (Repeat Ekal Song)  Ekal Abhiyan Hamara Ekal Abhiyan
4.55 pm Bus to Gala Location Ekal Gala-Canada  Galaxy Grand Convention Center, 200 Advance Blvd, Brampton, ON L6T4V5
5.30 pm  at Gala Center  
5.30 to 10.00 PM Canada Gala and Dinner Gala
  Key Note speaker, Guest Speaker,Video, Additonal information  
10.00 pm Bus Back to Hotel Hotel
Sunday, Sept 16
7.00 - 8 am Breakfast  
8.30 - 9 am Saturday Review, Posters, Q&A, Introduce Board/Advisors Update and More Suresh / Ramesh
9.00 - 9.30 am EVFI Future Planning & Goals Bajrang Bagra (Owner) , Naresh Jain, Suresh Iyer, P L Gupta
9.30 - 9.40 am Board Update Ramesh Shah (Owner)
9.40 to 10.10 am Region-wise Break-out Session: Next Steps 8 Groups
10.10 to 10.25 am Break-out session ideas presentation 2 min per Group Leader
10.25 to 11.00 am Ekal USA Future Strategy Suresh Iyer (Owner)/Ramesh Shah - EVF USA, EVF India
11.00 - 11.20 am Concluding Message / Vote of Thanks Team Canada & Team USA 
11.20 am - 12 Noon Lunch / Take-away boxes for travelers Trip to Niagara Falls for those who enrolled

The Event

Friday, September 14, 2018 - Sunday, September 16, 2018
135 Carlingview Drive, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M9W 5E7
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