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OEA Events

The Ottawa Economics Association (OEA) is a non-profit organization offering a program of speakers, conferences and technical workshops focused on economic policy. We are the local Ottawa chapter of the Canadian Association for Business Economics (CABE).

Speakers and Conferences

We sponsor a monthly series of speakers, typically held over the lunch hour.  Event notices are usually posted on our website and distributed by email about three weeks prior to the event. OEA members attend these events at a discount.  

Many speakers make their presentations available for download from the CABE website.  

Each March, the Ottawa Economics Association and the Canadian Association for Business Economics jointly host a policy conference.  

Twice per year, in the spring and in the fall, we host an afternoon workshop for our members in co-operation with the Bank of Canada on the latest Monetary Policy Report.   There is usually no charge for these and other workshops.   We also host the occasional members-only reception, providing our members with additional networking opportunities.


Membership in the OEA offers you an opportunity to meet others in the economics and policy development professions as well as to learn about new developments in the field.

Membership is open to all with an interest in our program, and may be purchased through the CABE store at www.cabe.ca,


Those seeking new employment opportunities may find the job notices page on the website of our national association to be of interest. Student members may post their CV on the CABE website.   Employment notices are also automatically made available to those who follow us on Facebook, Linked-in and Twitter.

We regret that we are not in a position to circulate résumés and we do not hire staff.

To Receive Information about OEA Luncheon Events and our Annual Policy Conference:

If you would like to receive information about our luncheons and conferences but do not wish to become a member at this time, please visit this link and select "OEA General."  You may also select any of the social networking options on the CABE home page.  We do not sell or rent our lists to other organizations.

Payment Guidelines

There are a number of payment options available for events.  Click this link to access the OEA Payment Guidelines.