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Association for Canadian Studies (ACS)

The Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) is an organization which initiates and supports activities in the areas of research, teaching, communications, and the training of students in the field of Canadian Studies, especially in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives.

The ACS also strives to raise public awareness of Canadian issues, and provides the Canadian Studies community, principally within Canada, with a wide range of activities and programs.

The ACS supports the study of Canada by encouraging interdisciplinary exchanges that complement and connect the efforts of scholars in diverse fields as well as leaders in the public and private sectors. The ACS is committed to raising public awareness of significant research and public policy issues, and to providing opportunities for advancing debate and action through collaborative activities and publications.

Founded in 1973 at Queen’s University, the Association for Canadian Studies is a non-profit organization with individual and institutional members. The Association is most active at the post-secondary level, but maintains ties with all sectors of education and collaborates with programs, centres, groups, institutes and organizations across Canada and internationally.

The ACS is a founding member of the International Council for Canadian Studies that brings together from around the world associations representing more than 7000 scholars. The ACS is also a member association of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences representing more than 25,000 researchers across Canada.