Welcome to www.csae.comthe official website of the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) and your access point to associations and the not-for-profit sector in Canada.

CSAE's leading-edge website and digital community for association executives is filled with information resources, access to valuable association products, over 1100 articles on association management best practices, and more. This site includes information about CSAE, its mandate, Board of Directors, national office staff and chapters. As well, the Directory section provides links to CSAE's membership by individual and by organization.

For CSAE members, serves as a resource library and a platform for networking with each other and accessing suppliers to the association industry. Within the site, members will find content relevant to their particular area of interest, including best practices, sample documents and templates and guidelines for various aspects of association management.

Technical Requirements

Please note the following technical requirements for successfully using the CSAE Web Site:

Browser requirements

Although this site will work with all major browsers, we strongly recommend using one of the following modern web browsers:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 7 or higher)
  • Mozilla Firefox (version 3 or higher)
  • Google Chrome (version 9 or higher)
  • Apple Safari (version 4 or higher)


You will need to have Javascript enabled in your browser in order to view the site accurately. Your browser should default with Javascript enabled; therefore, this will need to be addressed only if you have changed your browser setting to disable Javascript.


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PDF downloads

Documents stored on this website are created in the PDF document format. You will need the Adobe Acrobat reader software to view these files. You can install the free Acrobat Reader software to view these files.


Site Assistance

CSAE has a good deal of content available in Those users with an account or CSAE membership can set preferences for content. This function uses 'cookies'   to identify the user and preferences.

For assistance with the website please contact:

Telephone: 1.800.461.3608 or 416.363.3555 x 239
Monday – Friday, 8:30 - 5 PM (Eastern Time)

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