CASID offers individual memberships to anybody working in or studying international development across the world. 


As a individual member of CASID you will be able to:

Attend our annual conference (as part of the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities) to discuss and debate international development issues;

Network with students, academics, researchers and policymakers involved in international development, through our in-person and online events featuring distinguished development specialists;

Join the conversation around Canada's international development sector including upcoming events, opportunities, academic job postings, and more, through our e-mail listserv;

For students: be eligible for a limited number of paper awards, travel grants, and funding opportunities to host regional events; and

Receive free access to our Canadian Journal of Development Studies, the only Canadian journal devoted exclusively to the study of international development.

There are many other benefits to holding membership in CASID.  We hope you will consider joining us in working to make international development studies in Canada a vibrant and exciting discipline. 

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2020 Membership Fees


Regular - North ($100k+) - $ 135.00

Regular - North ($80k - $99k) - $ 105.00

Regular - North ($60k - $79k) - $ 90.00

Regular - North ($0 - $60k) - $ 65.00

Regular - North (unemployed/retired) - $ 40.00

Regular – South - $ 0.00

Student – North - $ 0.00

For students of a member institution ( - $ 0.00

Student – South - $ 0.00



Since it was published online a year ago, in August 2017 my article entitled “Land accumulation in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam: a question revisited” ( has received 196 online views– not to mention other readers of the print journal. This is quite great news for me, as it shows that a lot of readers and researchers have been interested in the subject presented in my paper. During the review process by the CJDS editorial board, which took about one year from the time I submitted my manuscript in August 2016 until it was published online, I had the wonderful experience of receiving and discussing many straight, critical and professional comments as well as many useful and appropriate suggestions from the two anonymous reviewers and from the editorial board. This truly helped me a lot in the process of revising my manuscript, by adding necessary information and citations, by sharpening some critical arguments as well as by restructuring some important parts of the paper. With this letter I would like to express once more my sincere gratitude to the two anonymous reviewers and the CJDS editorial board for all these valuable efforts relating to my paper.
- Trần Hữu Quang, Open University of Ho Chí Minh City, Vietnam. 16 August 2018.
Comme éditeur invité, j'ai trouvé le processus éditorial de la Revue agile et rigoureux, les révision des évaluateurs contribuant grandement à la qualité des articles publiés dans notre numéro spécial. La Revue a donné une belle visibilité à l'article que j'ai co-écrit avec Luz Marina Monzón (, et la qualité du processus éditorial a contribué au prix de meilleur article publié en 2017 octroyé par l'Association canadienne d'études latino-américaines et caraïbe pour chercheur émergent.
- Etienne Roy Grégoire, Université d'Ottawa
The Canadian Journal of Development Studies has been an excellent way to share my own regionally based research with development specialists working elsewhere. I found the entire publication process, from submission to publication to have been extremely rewarding. [This article can be found at, in a special thematic section on Resource Development and Northern Communities.]
- Chris Southcott, Lakehead University/Yukon College

The conference is a great opportunity to learn about international development and network with researchers and practitioners in the same field

- Anne Shileche, MSc student, UPEI (graduated)

I'm very grateful for the opportunities in recent years to reflect with CASID members on new research and theoretical approaches. These scholar/practitioner dialogues have served to strengthen our analysis and understanding.  It's so helpful to take a pause and reflect in a different space - a great learning opportunity!

- Beth Woroniuk (Coordinator, Women, Peace and Security Network-Canada)

Over the many years that I’ve been a member of CASID, it has been an amazing network of scholars and practitioners with enormous energy and enthusiasm for research, teaching and critical thinking about international development. CASID played key roles in supporting the ‘Public Policy Advocacy’ Summer School course which Dr. Rebecca Tiessen and I taught in Spring 2018 as well as the IDRC-funded ‘Career Paths of IDS Graduates’ research project (see the link on the CASID site). I always look forward to connecting with the CASID community at the annual conference. 

- John Cameron, Associate Professor, International Development Studies, Dalhousie University

Institutional Members

Select universities, colleges and international development organizations in Canada are CASID Institutional Members.   Students of academic institutional members qualify for a reduced membership rate, so check the list below to see if your university or college is listed!

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of institutional membership, visit this page.


Academic Member Institutions

Athabasca University

McGill University

Okanagan College

Saint Mary’s University

Simon Fraser University

Trent University

University of Guelph

University of Northern British Columbia

University of Ottawa

University of Victoria

University of Waterloo

Western University

York University


Non-Academic Member Institutions

Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP)

Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC)

Canadian Organization for Development through Education (CODE)

Islamic Relief Canada