Advocacy Policy

The Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) is a professional association that promotes research, publication and teaching in Sociology. Our membership is diverse and united by our commitment to sociological thought and practice.

The Canadian Sociological Association upholds the right to academic freedom for sociologists in Canada and abroad. We support our members' right to advocate about a national, social, or political topic.  However, given the diverse political views of our membership, the ideas expressed do not necessarily reflect the position of the Canadian Sociological Association.

The Canadian Sociological Association may occasionally adopt an advocacy role on issues that directly impact the working conditions of Sociologists in Canada in relation to their teaching, research and other scholarly activities.  Such advocacy and/or official statements must be approved by the Executive Committee of the Canadian Sociological Association.

Approved by the Executive Committee on February 10, 2020