Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between the general Congress registration fees and the association conference fees?

The Congress Registration fees go toward the costs associated with planning and organizing the Congress. The Association conference fees are collected by the Federation (CFHSS), on behalf of the associations, to go toward the costs associated with planning their sessions at Congress.

What are the Congress fees?

The Congress fees are listed in the Registration Guide and are also available online. The Congress fees and Association conference fees vary depending on the category (retired, student, unwaged, post-doctoral fellow or regular delegate). There is also a discount if registering as a Congress Delegate by March 31.

I am presenting at Congress, do I still need to pay the fees?

Yes. The payment of Congress fees is compulsory for all delegates including speakers, presenters, panelists, session chairs and attendants.

I have already paid my association membership fee. Do I still have to pay the association’s conference fee?

All delegates are required to pay the association’s conference fee to attend or participate at Congress. The conference fee is not your membership fee. The conference fees are collected by the Federation on behalf of the associations at Congress. Membership fees are paid directly to your association and are not usually collected at Congress. Contact your association concerning your membership fees or information on your membership status.

Do I have to be a member of an association to participate at Congress?

You can register for the Congress as a non-member of an association to attend sessions. However, if you are presenting at Congress or if you wish to become a member, you should contact your association prior to registering.

What is the benefit of registering before March 31?

Congress fees increase as of April 1.

What is the cancellation policy for the Congress Delegate Registration?

Cancellations will be accepted until April 15 of the Congress year, subject to a $20 processing fee. No refunds will be possible after this date.    Refunds on your CSA-SCS membership can only be considered if your subscription to the journal has not been processed.