The Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID) is a national, bilingual, interdisciplinary and pluralistic association devoted to the promotion of new knowledge in the broad field of international development. CASID is a membership-based organization.

CASID's executive board is drawn from the membership ranks, the CASID annual conference is organized principally for and by members, CASID members contribute to the Canadian Journal for Development Studies, and much of the news, updates, and publication information found on this website is generated and contributed by CASID members. On this site, you can find information on the benefits of membership in CASID as well as the avenues by which you can become a member.

To accomplish its mission to promote and support international development studies in Canada and abroad, CASID maintains a listserv and a blog to enhance communication and the sharing of information among interested and engaged IDS people worldwide.  CASID organizes one annual conference and sponsors five regional events per year.  The ambition of both the annual conference and the regional events is to bring together people working and studying in the broad field of international development to share opinions, experiences and research findings, to enhance networking and communication in the IDS community, and to facilitate the emergence of new development researchers and practitioners through active interaction and cooperation with Development Studies and related programs in Canadian universities and colleges.

CASID also oversees the publication of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies (CJDS). Established in 1980, the CJDS remains the only Canadian scholarly journal devoted exclusively to the study of international development.

Governance Documents

File Name Type Uploaded Download
CASID_ByLaws_Amended_May_30_2018.pdf Governance 04/22/2020 - 18:11
CASID President's Report 2018 Reports 09/10/2018 - 14:16
CASID Conference 2018 Final Program[48408].pdf Conference Program 07/31/2018 - 10:32
CASID Conference Detailed Program 2018[48410].pdf Conference Program 07/31/2018 - 10:32
Board Meeting - Nov 21 2016 Minutes 07/31/2018 - 10:15
Board Meeting - June 2 2018 Minutes 07/31/2018 - 10:13
Board Meeting - May 30 2018 Minutes 07/31/2018 - 10:13
Board Meeting - May 31 2017 Minutes 07/31/2018 - 10:13
AGM - June 1 2017 Minutes 07/31/2018 - 10:12

Executive Committee



Kate Grantham

Founder and Principal Consultant
FemDev Consulting


Deborah Simpson

Manager of Program Impact
Oxfam Canada

Past-President and Treasurer

Liam Swiss

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Memorial University


Larry Swatuk

University of Waterloo

Conference Coorindator

Prachi Srivastava

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education
Western University

Members At Large

Dominque Caouette

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Universite de Montreal

Nathan Andrews

Department of Global and International Studies
University of Northern British Columbia

Laura Parisi

Department of Gender Studies
University of Victoria

Maika Sondarjee

School of International Development and Global Studies
University of Ottawa

Marie Gagné

Postdoctoral Fellow, Political Science
Concordia University

Student Members

Jessica Cadesky

School of International Development and Global Studies
University of Ottawa

Jess Notwell

International Development and Sociology
University of Guelph


John Lewis

Humber College

CJDS Editor

Haroon Akram-Lodhi (ex-officio)

Professor, Dept. of International Dev. Studies
Trent University
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