About us

About us

About us

Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration (CIIM)

An initiative of the Association for Canadian Studies, the Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration (CIIM) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think tank dedicated to the study of population movement and evolving identities in Canada and abroad. In support of its mandate the CIIM will produce and disseminate original research and generate relevant conferences and publications. The CIIM is the convenor of the National Metropolis Conference and the annual forum of the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association. Canadian Diversity and the Canadian Journal for Social Research are the flagship publications of the CIIM.


The Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) is an organization which initiates and supports activities in the areas of research, teaching, communications, and the training of students in the field of Canadian Studies, especially in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives.

The ACS also strives to raise public awareness of Canadian issues, and provides the Canadian Studies community, principally within Canada, with a wide range of activities and programs.

The ACS supports the study of Canada by encouraging interdisciplinary exchanges that complement and connect the efforts of scholars in diverse fields as well as leaders in the public and private sectors. The ACS is committed to raising public awareness of significant research and public policy issues, and to providing opportunities for advancing debate and action through collaborative activities and publications.

ACS Team

Executive Vice-President

Jack Jedwab

Jack is the Executive Vice-President of the Association for Canadian Studies and the Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration. Holding a Ph.D. in Canadian History from Concordia University, he taught at Université du Québec à Montréal and McGill University. He taught courses on the history of immigration in Quebec, on ethnic minorities in Quebec, on official language minorities in Canada and on sport in Canada. He also wrote essays for books, journals and newspapers across the country, in addition to being the author of various publications and government reports on issues of immigration, multiculturalism, human rights and official languages.


Director of Programs and Administration

James Ondrick

James has a BA in Political Science from McGill University and an MA in Public Policy and Public Administration from Concordia University. James has worked in the community NGO and political sectors before joining the Association for Canadian Studies in 2001.

(514) 925-3097

Senior Project Manager

Sarah Kooi

Sarah has been part of the ACS team since 2008, where she works on a diverse portfolio of projects ranging from international programs and partnerships to national projects and activities. She is the managing editor of Canadian Issues/Thèmes Canadiens, Canadian Diversity/Diversité Canadienne and the Canadian Journal for Social Research/Revue canadienne de recherche sociale. Sarah also coordinates the Canada-China Institute on Minorities, a long term bilateral research partnership between researchers from Canada and the Chinese State Ethnic Affairs Commission.

(514) 925-3099


Notice of Election

In order to comply with a directive from Corporations Canada, the Association for Canadian Studies has updated it Constitution and by-laws to be in accordance with the continuance (transition) request under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act. As such, the Association for Canada Studies is required to re-institute its Board of Directors under our new by-laws for 2015-2016. See the Notice of elections below.


Association for Canadian Studies Board of Directors 2015-2016

The Nominations Committee will receive nominations for all 7 positions on the Board.

Anyone wishing to present his or her candidacy must be at least 18 years of age, a permanent Canadian citizen, and an ACS Class A member in good standing.

Nominations form (download here)

Please send to :

Atten: the Hon. Herbert Marx, Chair
Nominations Committee
Association for Canadian Studies
1822-A Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec
H3H 1E4

e-mail : general@acs-aec.ca
Fax : (514) 925-3095