First Ministers’ Meeting


October 3, 2017

Meeting Site and Media Centre Location

John G. Diefenbaker Building
111 Sussex Drive,
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 1J1

Media Program (subject to revision)

Monday, October 2 – Facility open for equipment delivery and technical set-up and for media to pick up their accreditation badges beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 3 – First Ministers' Meeting and Meeting with National Indigenous Leaders. Facility open at 7:00 a.m. for media to pick up their accreditation badges.

Additional program details will be made available at a later date.

Closing Press Conference

A press conference will be held after the First Ministers' Meeting (time to be confirmed). Media representatives who wish to dial in to the press conference can do so at the following number: 1-877-413-4815. You will then need to quote the conference confirmation number 5436387. Please call 15 minutes in advance to register

Media Accreditation

Media representatives who wish access to the meeting site must register online and provide a colour photograph. Please use the link and enter the PIN 614296.  Registrations should be submitted no later than October 2, 2017.  Accreditation badges will be distributed on-site beginning at 1:00 p.m. on October 2 and must be worn for site access.  Accreditation enquiries may be directed to Céline Lecordier (, 613-293-6457).

Media Facilities

A media workroom will be provided with WiFi, power outlets, cablevision, and television monitors. Unimic and press conference locations will be equipped with lighting and interpretation audio distribution. 

Arrangements for technical vehicle parking must be made with Eric Harvey, Lead Hand, Technical Services (613-552-7841,

Broadcast Telecommunications

Broadcasters requiring telecommunications and/or transmission facilities should contact Eric Harvey, Lead Hand, Technical Services


For further information regarding program and facilities, please contact the Media Coordinator, Tom Young (, 613-769-1001).