Since its creation in 1912, the Canadian Political Science Association has promoted, developed, and facilitated the study of government and politics in Canada and internationally. The association provides services to those committed to educating Canadians and international scholars about government and politics and to conducting academic research on these topics. It connects students, researchers, practitioners, teachers, and public officials, both to one another as well as to domestic and international resources for the study of the discipline.



  • For anyone interested in the study of government and politics
  • Cost: staggered, progressive fee structure by income
  • Two categories of membership: CPSA only or joint membership in the CPSA and the SQSP
  • Subscription to the Canadian Journal of Political Science
  • Discounted conference registration rate
  • CPSA Prizes: submissions open to qualifying members
  • CPSA Travel Grants / subsidized conference registration rates for students
  • Access to job offers posted on POLCAN2 Newsletter
  • Methods of payment: credit card, Interac e-transfer to cpsa-acsp@cpsa-acsp.ca or cheque payable to CPSA



  • For departments or programmes at Canadian colleges or universities interested in the study of government and politics
  • Cost: staggered fee structure by full time permanent faculty
  • Access to the annual chairs meeting and annual survey of departments
  • Promotion of employment opportunities
  • Information on job offers
  • Submission of candidacies to the Vincent Lemieux Prize and CPSA Prize for Teaching Excellence
  • Centralized voice for departments and the discipline
  • Leadership within and representation of the discipline externally