• CSAE strives to deliver the knowledge, resources and environment to advance association excellence. We pursue this mission by offering robust networking and learning opportunities, both online and in person, including an educational program leading to the Certified Association Executive (CAE®) designation. We also produce publications, conduct research and pursue other knowledge transfer opportunities to keep members informed about the latest trends, innovations and best practices in the sector and beyond. 

    With a current membership of approximately 3,000 professionals, CSAE operates through its central office in Toronto and eight regional networks across Canada.

    CSAE Networks

    CSAE Networks deliver events and educational opportunities at the local and virtual level, offering robust opportunities for association and not-for-profit professionals to learn, network and collaborate.

    Networks are divided into two types: Regional and Special Interest.

    Regional Networks:

    • Alberta
    • Atlantic
    • British Columbia
    • Manitoba
    • Northern Canada (Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut)
    • Ottawa-Gatineau
    • Quebec
    • Saskatchewan
    • Trillium

    Special Interest Networks:

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    Our Partners

    Our partners are best in class companies that deliver quality products and/or services to the association sector – click below to see for yourself!