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Canadian Political Science Association
Association canadienne de science politique

Individual Membership


General Information

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.

If you are a political scientist or a student in political science; a retired academic or researcher; a public official or researcher in federal, provincial, or local governments, international organizations, agencies, or NGOs; a teacher or researcher in a college or a Cégep; or a person in the private sector interested in the study of government and politics, you may apply for membership in the Association.

Please note that a membership follows the calendar year (January to December) and that renewal notices are forwarded in January for the current calendar year. If a new membership is submitted in the last quarter of the year, it will be processed for the following calendar year.

Members also have the option of subscribing to the automatic renewal service. This option requires the submission of a credit card number, the expiry date and the card verification code. Members subscribing to this service will have their membership renewed automatically each January. Members can also include a donation to the CPSA with their membership payment. Receipts will be provided.

Memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable.

There are two categories of membership available:

  • Canadian Political Science Association only;
  • Joint membership in the Canadian Political Science Association and the Société québécoise de science politique.

Membership Fees:
Students and any other person earning under $50,000 annually (income level stated refers to gross annual income (before taxes)):

  • CPSA only - $50
  • Joint CPSA and SQSP - $60

All other members:

  • CPSA only - $165
  • Joint CPSA and SQSP - $185

Please click MyCPSA to join or renew your membership. If you have difficulties with the online form, please feel free to print the 2020 Membership Form - pdf version.

Membership Benefits:

Membership fees also contribute to the administration of the following activities:

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