ACSUS, founded in 1971, encourages the study of Canada at all educational levels and
in all disciplines. Its central mission is to promote greater understanding of Canada
by educating students about the country's political system, economy, history, geography
and cultural heritage. The majority of the Association's 1,000 members are university
professors engaged in research and teaching about Canada. A growing number represent the
corporate sector, the legal community, and government agencies in both the United States
and Canada. Institutional members include libraries, publishers, and professional groups.
The Canada-America Society was founded in 1976 to promote greater understanding, friendship
and goodwill between the people of Canada and the United States; to foster cross-border
business relationships; and, to increase the knowledge of Canadian culture The Society
sponsors social, business and cultural events involving business leaders, academicians,
government officials, alumni of Canadian universities and many others. In the Society you
will find opportunities to network informally, attend Canadian cultural events, discuss
contemporary issues or learn about political, economic, business or social developments.
This site offers a lot of ideas for teaching and learning about Canada. Numerous resources,
like the Canada Valise loan-kit and visiting exhibit Three Arctic Visits, teacher
backgrounders and professional development program opportunities.
NCSS Special Interest Groups enable members to find other members with similar interests
in specific aspects of the social studies. SIGs present sessions and hold a business
meeting at the annual conference. For a list of SIGs and contact information for the
Teaching Canada SIG chair,
please click here.
The mission of the PNWCSC is to facility the development of Canadian Studies at
institutions of higher education in the Pacific Northwest, and to enhance cooperation,
joint programming, and information sharing among Canadian Studies programs and faculty
in the Pacific region.
Around the United States, a number of universities offer Canadian Studies programs and
numerous online resources.