CAF Summer Camp Bursaries Information

Dear CAF Participants,

Attending summer camp with Osawa Sensei  is a very important part of our Aikido development.  Yet we understand that it can be a difficult commitment to make for many of our participants, especially those who may be experiencing financial challenges.

In order to help as many CAF participants as possible attend summer camp with Osawa Sensei, we have a long standing bursary program in place.

Bursaries cover 100% of mat fees and partial travel costs.  We ask for your help in spreading the word throughout your dojo about these bursaries.  If you or someone you know might be interested in receiving a bursary, please visit  The CAF Bursary Program Policy and Nomination Form Document for all the details. 

Nomination forms and inquiries can be sent to

Nomination deadline is March 1, 2024. Updated deadline is March 15, 2024.


Chers participants à la FCA,

Participer à un camp d’été avec Osawa Sensei est une partie très importante de notre développement en Aikido.  Cependant, nous comprenons qu’il peut s’agir d’un engagement difficile à prendre pour beaucoup de nos participants, en particulier pour ceux qui sont confrontés à des difficultés financières.

Afin d’aider le plus grand nombre possible de participants de la FCA à participer au camp d’été avec Osawa Sensei, nous avons en place un programme de bourses depuis longtemps.

Les bourses couvrent 100 % des frais d’inscription et une partie des frais de voyage.  Nous vous demandons de nous aider à faire connaître ces bourses dans votre dojo.  Si vous ou quelqu’un que vous connaissez est intéressé à recevoir une bourse, veuillez consulter la politique du programme de bourses de la FCA et le formulaire de mise en candidature pour tous les détails.

Les formulaires de candidature et les demandes de renseignements peuvent être envoyés à

 La date limite de dépôt des candidatures est fixée au 1er mars 2024.

Grant Babin

CAF Secretary / Secrétaire de la FCA

Canadian Aikido Federation (CAF) Administration

Administration de la Fédération canadienne d’aïkido (FCA)

Summer Camp Registration Now Open

Please take advantage of the early bird discounted fees for summer camp and spread the word.

Registration is open: Earlybird rate on until April 30 2024

Dear members, registration for the 2024 CAF Summer Camp with Osawa Shihan in Halifax, NS, is now open. Take advantage of a discounted rate that is valid from now until April 30, 2024!

Please note that we have also added information on Accommodations and the Banquet on our website event page here. Be sure to book travel and accommodations early!

Registrations are open: Reduced rate in effect until April 30, 2024

Dear members, the registration page for the 2024 CFA Summer Camp with Osawa Shihan in Halifax, NS is now live. Take advantage of a reduced rate valid from now until April 30, 2024!

Please note that we have also added the accommodation and banquet details to our event page here. Be sure to book your travel and accommodation in advance!

New Dojo Location and Class Times – February 4, 2023

As of February 4th, we will be moving our practices to a different location. This will be at the University of King’s College Gymnasium just off Coburg Rd, in Halifax. This is on the King’s College/Dalhousie University property, the room is the Dance Studio, and the entrance is the North facing set of doors.

There will be 3 x 1.5 hr classes per week:

  • Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Saturday 1100 AM to 1230 PM

Because the facility we will be using is shared, the mats will not be down and will have to be put out at the beginning of the class and taken up at the end of each class. It will be helpful if people show up 15 to 20 minutes earlier than the beginning of the class so we can put the mats out. This facility has parking, locker rooms and shower facilities.

A reminder that the monthly fees are $100 with a drop-in fee of $20 for a visiting practitioner. If you wish to try a class in hopes of joining, there will be no charge for the first class.