How to Join, Renew or Donate


Why Join CASCA

The Canadian Anthropology Society is a bilingual organization operating at a national level. We are your organization, representing the interests of anthropologists and the discipline nationally. CASCA organizes the largest anthropological conference in the country and collaborates with other anthropological organizations across the country, continent and world. We provide travel grants to graduate students to help them start up their careers, and provide a bilingual venue for publishing academic papers via our journal Anthropologica. If you would like more information as to how to join CASCA or the benefits of joining CASCA, we encourage you to contact our Membership Manager.


Membership Fees (2022)

Undergraduate students: $30/ year
Low income: $48/ year ($130/ 3 years)
Graduate students: $48/ year ($130/ 3 years)
Post-doc: $48/ year ($130/ 3 years)
Retired: $48/ year ($130/ 3 years)
International - Available only to permanent residents of countries classified by the World Bank / United Nations as a "Least Developed Country" (LDC): $48/ year ($130/ 3 years)
Regular employed, income less than $70,000 per annum $126 plus open-access levy $41 (1 yr) / $364 plus plus open-access levy $118 (3 yrs)
Regular employed, income between $70,000 and $100,000 per annum $141 plus plus open-access levy $46 (1 yr) / $409 plus plus open-access levy $133 (3 yr)
Regular employed, income over $100,000 per annum $162 plus plus open-access levy $53 (1 yr) / $470 plus plus open-access levy $153 (3 yr)

Membership Fees (2021)

Undergraduate students: $30/ year 
Low income / graduate students / post-doc/ retired: $48/ year ($130/ 3 years) 
Regular employed, income less than $70,000 per annum (1 yr) $125 plus open-access levy $41 (1 yr) / $360 plus plus open-access levy  $117 (3 yrs)
Regular employed, income between $70,000 and $100,000 per annum $140 plus plus open-access levy $46 (1 yr) / $405 plus plus open-access levy $132 (3 yr)
Regular employed, income over $100,000 per annum $160 plus plus open-access levy $52 (1 yr) / $465 plus plus open-access levy $151 (3 yr)

All CASCA memberships enable you to register for CASCA's annual conference.

Open Access Levy 
During the summer and fall of 2018, the Open Access Working Group (OAWG) in consultation with the Editor-in-Chief of Anthropologica, undertook a survey of CASCA members on the topic of Open Access publishing. The results of the survey of CASCA members made two things clear: 1) members supported open access publishing and wished to see Anthropologica become open; and, 2) members were willing to support open access publishing with an annual levy on membership dues of 32.5% on the regular categories.  This annual levy will be in place for the 2021, 2022, and 2023 membership years after which the need and percentage will be reassessed by the Open Access Working Group in partnership with the CASCA Executive. For more information on the Open Access Working Group and the results of the survey of members please see this article in Culture. The transition to Open Access is effective January 2021. The OAWG welcomes your suggestions and your help to support CASCA's commitment to open access. Please send correspondence to Tad McIlwraith at Anthropologica and the CASCA Executive thank members for the ongoing support of our flagship journal!
  • Promote anthropology in Canada.
  • Support anthropological research.
  • Disseminate anthropological knowledge in the academic milieu and to the wider public.


As CASCA was recognized as a Learned Society, an organization that promotes education and research, CASCA was granted Registered Charity status, and because of this can issue tax receipts for eligible donations made to our society.Gifts from individual or corporate donors are welcomed. Official tax receipts for gifts will be issued. The Charities Division says that donors cannot benefit in more than a nominal way from their own gifts. That means that no receipts may be given for membership subscriptions. If you would like to donate additional monies, over and above your membership fees, to CASCA, you will be issued a tax receipt We invite you to contact the Treasurer of CASCA for more information.

If you wish, you may indicate which of CASCA's charitable programs you want to support by selecting from:

  • The Women's Network.
  • The Student Travel Reimbursement program.
  • The Salisbury award, commemorating the achievements of McGill University applied anthropologist Richard Salisbury.
  • The Student Travel Reimbursement program which helps Anthropology Graduate Students present papers at CASCA.
  • The general CASCA fund where your contribution will help to support other CASCA programs such as the Weaver-Tremblay award which recognizes professional achievement in Applied Anthropology and Anthropologica, CASCA's bilingual journal with a worldwide readership.

The donation form can be found here.

or by Paypal: 

All donations are welcome, large and small, and it is your support that will ensure that anthropology  continues to grow and thrive in Canada.


Online Registration

Joining or renewing your CASCA membership is merely a click away. By clicking on the aforementioned link, you will be redirected to our online membership registration form. Here you will provide your personal information and will be able to pay using a credit card or cheque.


  • All of the categories must be filled in the online form and be sure to verify all the information before submitting the form;
  • Your membership must be renewed each and every year as renewal is not automatic;
  • Please note that your membership fees will not be reimbursed once paid.

A receipt will be generated after payment of your fees. Please print the online receipt for your records as no other receipt will be issued to you.Additional Information:

Your CASCA membership is valid in the year in which you are paying, unless otherwise stipulated. For example, if you pay for your membership between January 1st and December 31st, 2009 your membership will be valid for the year 2009. To renew your membership for 2010 you should do so after January 1st, 2010.

Inquiries about membership, please contact our Executive Director.


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