Welcome to CESA

The Canadian Ethnic Studies Association (CESA) is a non-profit interdisciplinary organization devoted to the study of ethnicity, multiculturalism, immigration, inter-group relations and the cultural life of ethnic groups in Canada. CESA also publishes the Canadian Ethnic Studies Journal.

27th Canadian Ethnic Studies Association (CESA) Biennial Conference

Colonial Legacies, Contemporary Crises and Contested Futures: Canada in an Interconnected World

November 14 – 16, 2024

University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB


Members of the CESA Executive and Board have primarily come from various parts of Canada. There were exceptions for the Executive when in the 2000s the members were located in Calgary and Winnipeg respectively. In 2012 the CES Journal Office moved back to the University of Calgary after being located at the University of Manitoba for a six year period.


When you become a CESA member you will  receive a subscription to Canadian Ethnic Studies/Études ethniques au Canada, a journal published three times a year. The Journal includes scholarly articles, research notes, book reviews, and bibliographic information in both English and French.


Our Goals


scholarly debate about current theoretical and practical issues in the area of Canadian ethnic studies.


Canadian Ethnic Studies / Études ethniques au Canada, as well as other occasional publications, conference proceedings, and bibliographies.


regular conferences. Check back for details


and support educational efforts in the area of Canadian ethnic studies


with related associations and research institutes concerned with Canadian ethnic studies.


understanding among Canadians of diverse cultural heritages by fostering equal participation in Canadian society.

Contact Us

Canadian Ethnic Studies Association
Social Science 909
2500 University Drive, N.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Tel: 403-220-7372

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