Canadian Sociological Association

The Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association was founded in 1965, later restructured, and is now known as the Canadian Sociological Association.
Canadian Sociological Association

History of Canadian Sociological and Anthropological Association/Canadian Sociological Association (CSA)

McGill University created Canada’s first recognized university-based sociology department in 1924. The discipline of sociology became institutionalized as a frequent component of most Canadian institutions in the late 1960s. The Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association founded in 1965, had its first meetings held in Sherbrooke in 1966. The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology publication started in 1964, and the Canadian Journal of Sociology began publishing in 1975. The discipline of anthropology and sociology are separated and is now known as the Canadian Sociological Association. The Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) is a premier association in Canada that supports sociology research, publishing, and education. CSA is also known as La Société canadienne de sociologie in French.

International collaborations of CSA

Canadian Sociological Association became an official member of the International Sociological Association in 2014.

Canadian Sociological Association

Canadian Sociological Association Journal

The Canadian Review of Sociology is a publication of the CSA that promotes the transmission of cutting-edge ideas and research discoveries in the field. The Canadian Review of Sociology offers theoretical and empirical studies from various methodological perspectives.

The Canadian Journal of Sociology offers sociologists and social scientists research data on Canadian society and the global community. The University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, hosts the journal.

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is Canada’s most extensive assembly of academics and one of the largest in the world. CSA is an active participant in the convention.

CSA Membership

The membership period lasts between 1-2 years from the date of application or renewal and payment. Individual membership is the only option available, and no group membership is open. Membership amount varies on a case-to-case basis.

Awards by CSA

  • Prix d’excellence en sociologie de langue françaiseBest Student Paper Award
  • Angus Reid Applied Sociology Award
  • Outstanding Graduating Sociology Student Award
  • Outstanding Contribution Award
  • John Porter Tradition of Excellence Book Award
  • Global Sociology Award
  • Lorne Tepperman Outstanding Contribution to Teaching Award
  • Outstanding Service Award  
  • Canadian Review of Sociology Journal Best Article Award
  • Early Investigator Award

Annual CSA Conference

The conference is held annually by CSA. The conference’s objective is for members to meet and debate academic, scientific, pedagogical, and administrative topics.


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