Membership Requirement


Canadian Sociological Association Membership Requirement Policy

All CSA Conference Participants are required to be registered CSA members prior to registering as a CSA Congress Delegate.

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Participation in the CSA sessions at Congress is restricted to registered members in good standing under the following guidelines;

  • “Participant” is defined as a session chair, discussant, presenter, or panelist
  • Session attendees will no longer be defined as “participants”
  • Exceptions to the membership requirement policy are subject to approval from the Program Coordinator and may apply to; plenary and workshops, co-authors neither attending nor presenting, and special guest discussant or presenter
  • There is no requirement for CSA membership when submitting session proposals or papers, however, the policy will take effect once the session or paper has been approved.
  • Participants must ensure that their CSA membership will be active throughout Congress
    • April 15, 2016 is the deadline for new membership registrations and membership renewals if the current expiry date is prior to June 3, 2016

CSA Membership is independent of Congress registration. The first step is to ensure that your membership is in good standing throughout June 3, 2016. This may require that you register as a new member of the Canadian Sociological Association or renew your registration if it is set to expire prior to the Conference. Membership renewal will be possible 45 days prior to the expiration date. Contact us if you are unsure about the current standing of your membership.

Once your CSA membership is in good standing, you may proceed with Congress Delegate Registration.

All participants (presenters, panelists, chairs, and discussants) must be members in good standing AND registered Congress delegates with the Canadian Sociological Association by April 15, 2016.   Those failing to comply will be removed from the Conference program.

In summary, the steps required to ensure that you have complied with the CSA Conference policies by April 15, 2016 are as follows;

  1. Register as a CSA member or ensure your current membership is in good standing throughout June 3, 2016.
  2. Register as a Congress Delegate with the Canadian Sociological Association included in your Association Conference Fees.

Learn more about Congress delegate registration with the Canadian Sociological Association