Welcome to CSAE!

The Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) is Canada’s premier organization dedicated to association and not-for-profit professionals.  

CSAE’s mission is 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 seven regional networks across Canada.

CSAE Networks

Spearheading local CSAE initiatives are seven Networks -  AlbertaAtlanticBritish Columbia, ManitobaOttawa-GatineauQuébec and Trillium (GTA/Golden Horseshoe). Each Network delivers events and educational opportunities at the local level, offering robust opportunities for association and not-for-profit professionals to learn, connect and excel.


CSAE educates, informs and inspires those who work for Canadian Associations, offering members professional development, leadership opportunities and leading edge concepts to improve the capacity of their organizations — and advance their careers.

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