Canadian Sociological Association
Membership Manager P.O. Box #98014, 2126 Burnhamthorpe Road West
Mississauga ON
L5L 5V4




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Canadian Sociological Association

The Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) is a professional association that promotes research, publication and teaching in Sociology in Canada.

Our membership comes mainly from sociology departments in Canadian universities, but there is a notable and welcome group from other social science departments, community colleges, from a wide range of non-academic settings (government, NGO, and private sector) and from abroad. The total membership is approximately 1,000.


Beginning on January 1, 2017, the association will be offering 2 year membership terms. Fees will be posted at that time.

Existing members (from 2010 to 2016): You will need to reset your password the first time that you login to Forum.


Payment can be made by credit card or cheque and must be in Canadian funds.

Existing members (from 2010 to 2016): You will need to reset your password the first time that you login to Forum.

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Begining January 1, 2017, the association is now offering 2-year memberships at a reduced rate.  All fees are subject to tax.

Opportunities in Sociology

The Canadian Sociological Association is proud to partner with the University of British Columbia in producing Opportunities in Sociology. This informative pamphlet presents an easily accessible guide to labour market opportunities for students graduating with a BA in Sociology. The pamphlet is designed with practical advice in mind and will be of interest both to students considering majoring in Sociology and students graduating with a Sociology degree. NEW - the pamphlet is now available in French!

The pamphlet consists of four separate sections:

  1. An introduction to some of the unique skills that set sociology apart as a discipline.
  2. An overview of the Canadian labour market and the types of jobs available to Sociology BA graduates.
  3. An examination of how sociology students can best prepare themselves for the labour market.
  4. An introduction, based on sociological research, of the most fruitful ways to conduct a job search.

The pamphlet cost of $0.75 each has been subsidized by the association and includes taxes, shipping and handling. Minimum orders of 50 copies are required. Expect 30 days for delivery and contact the association at with any questions.

'Commit Sociology' T-shirts

Due to popular demand, the Canadian Sociological Association introduced the 2015 edition of the 'Commit Sociology' T-shirt at the 2015 Conference held at the University of Ottawa. We have some stock available to order online. Please refer to the documents below before proceeding with your purchase.

Rick Mercer admires the Commit Sociology T-shirt worn by Christopher Schneider. Photo by Ariane Hanemaayer.

Banquet and Award Ceremony 2017

The Annual Canadian Sociological Association Banquet and Award Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Ryerson University.

The event will be held at the Mattamy Athlectic Centre Alumni Lounge and is open to delates and their guests.  

Tickets are subsidized as follows (additional 15% HST applicable):

  • Regular - $30
  • Students (Undergraduate, MA, PhD): $20

There are two menus to choose from and Option 2 may be altered for Vegans.  The items within the two menus cannot be interchanged.

Dinner Option #1

  • Appetizer - Romaine Heart Caesar Salad with Grilled Pancetta, Anchovies, Nicoise Olives, Soft Boiled Egg, topped with Parmigiana Reggiano and a Lemon Garlic Dressing
  • Entrée - Flatiron steak in a Red Wine Sauce, Potato and Celeriac Puree, Char Roasted Shallots, Seasonal Ontario Vegetables
  • Dessert - Chocolate Raspberry Mousse with Raspberry Sauce


Dinner Option #2 (vegan substitutions are available)

  • Appetizer - Roasted Beets, Goat Cheese, Spicy Pecans, and Baby Greens, topped with a Ginger Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette 
  • Entrée - Butternut Squash Ravioli with Fresh Sage, Brown Butter, Goat Cheese Mousse, and Fresh Watercress
  • Dessert - Lemon Meringue Tart with Whipped Cream and Fresh Berries

The Reception will begin at 6:45pm with dinner at 7:15pm. Award presentations will be held during the banquet. Tickets will only be available until May 1, 2017 and are limited in number. Don’t miss this opportunity to honour the 2017 Canadian Sociological Association Award Recipients!


Outstanding Graduating Sociology Student Award 2017

In the spring of 2013, the CSA-SCS launched an initiative to assist Canadian University and College Sociology Departments in recognizing their top graduating Honours, MA, and PhD students.

For this year's 2017 awards, departments may select one top student in each academic level who has graduated between June 15, 2016 and June 15, 2017. The selection process is up to the Department, however it is hoped that the strength of the student’s research is a priority in the decision. 

The CSA-SCS will be accepting submissions from December 1, 2016 through April 1, 2017 using this convenient online system. There is no cost for the institution and the students need not be members of the association.   

An award certificate and letter of congratulations from our President for each award recipient will be mailed to the Department on or about April 8, 2017 for distribution to the students. Students will be acknowledged publically on the CSA-SCS website after September 1, 2017.

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