How many members does CSAE have?

About 2,800 Executive and Business members (approximately 70/30 split).

When was CSAE founded?

CSAE was founded in 1951 as the Institute of Canadian Trade Association Executives. In 1987 the organization changed its name to Canadian Society of Association Executives.

Does CSAE have a national presence?

Yes. Our members come from all parts of Canada. Through our Networks located in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax, CSAE members can interact with their peers at a local level through Network functions.

What are the benefits of CSAE membership?

CSAE is a one-stop information and management resource on current association trends and practices, training and education, networking and cost-containment affinity programs.

Read more about the benefits of membership.

Are different membership categories available?

CSAE has two membership classifications: Executive for association executives and managers, and Business for suppliers to the association sector.

Read more about the types of membership.

Who are the associations that belong to CSAE?

CSAE's member associations include 1,279 non-profit organizations representing industry/business; professional/occupational; health/social welfare/religious/education associations; and single/common interest groups. Over 48% are national organizations, while 40% are provincial/regional associations, 9% are local associations, and 3% are international.

How does CSAE communicate with its members?

CSAE produces two periodicals: a bi-monthly magazine called Association™; a bi-weekly electronic newsletter called The Association Agenda. CSAE also communicates with its members through distribution of special bulletins, updates and reports, and through regular meetings.

What networking opportunities exist for CSAE members?

CSAE members have numerous opportunities to network with peers, including the annual National Conference, regional seminars and symposia, the Certified Association Executive (CAE®) Program and Chapter functions across Canada.

If I'm not a member of CSAE, can I still access CSAE's resources?

You have limited access. Some services that are provided free or at discounted rates to CSAE members are available to non-members at full cost, such as publications and event registrations.

Why can't I access some sections of the website?

As well as providing public information about CSAE, our website is a member service that helps members enhance their own performance as not-for-profit executives or suppliers. Those areas of the site require password authentication and are available exclusively to CSAE members.

Does CSAE offer products and services in both of Canada's official languages?

CSAE is committed to providing products and services to members in their choice of Canada's official languages.

When and where is CSAE's National Conference & Showcase?

The CSAE National Conference & Showcase is an annual event. All members and non-members are welcome to participate. This event is the best opportunity to network, get motivated and learn at the national level. The four-day conference is held at various locations across Canada, usually at the end of October.

Visit our Conference page for more details.

General Information or Media Inquiries Contact:

Tracy Folkes Hanson
President & CEO
1.800.461.3608/416.363.3555 x 234

OR email us.

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