Organized in 1984, the Canadian Society for Circumpolar Health (CSCH) is a non-government organization and registered charity with the purpose to improve and maintain the health of circumpolar people in Canada. Circumpolar is defined as including all indigenous peoples in Canada, regardless of area of residence. We are a member-driven association of scholars, professionals, practitioners, and community members that depends on membership fees to cover our day-to-day operations as a network hub for circumpolar health research and practice in Canada.
One-year CSCH membership is open to any person in agreement with CSCH’s purpose. CSCH membership includes the opportunity to get involved with networking activities related to circumpolar research, policy, and practice. Multi-year payments are an option, though no discounts are applied with a multi-year membership.
CSCH membership allows for discounted registration costs to the International Congress on Circumpolar Health and CSCH sponsored events. It allows voting status at the Annual General Meeting as well as the ability to hold office. Preferential consideration will be given to eligible CSCH members for any bursaries or travel grants available, although currently we do not offer any bursaries or travel grants. Members will be featured on the website or CSCH newsletters. Members have a password-protected site on the membership tracking system which can be used for internal communication.
Membership is activated at time of payment for regular members. Receipt and membership status is sent immediately through email as well as stored on the membership tracking system.
You will be notified to renew your membership payment to ensure that your membership status remains up-to-date. It also helps CSCH immeasurably by reducing administrative costs and ensuring that membership funds continue to flow to support the activities of the society. Please consider joining today!
Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policies
If you should wish to become a member of CSCH, please complete this form and pay via credit card through the online form, or make a cheque payable to “Canadian Society for Circumpolar Health” in the amount of $95.00 (or $75.00 for students – with proof of student status), and return to:
Canadian Society for Circumpolar Health
c/o Ongomizwiin Health Research
715, 727 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 3P5
CSCH membership is not transferable.
CSCH membership is restricted to individuals only not organizations.
Members will notify CSCH of any change in mailing address or other contact information.
CSCH reserves the right to terminate membership privileges, without refund, for an account overdue more than 60 days, or for failure to comply with terms and conditions.
Membership fees are non-refundable, unless membership cancellation is within 30 days of registration.
In accordance to ARTICLE VIII Section 1 of the CSCH Bylaws:
Annual Dues for full, organizational and student membership shall be determined by the Executive Committee. The annual dues shall be communicated at the general meeting and will be effective from that date. Annual fees shall be due on May 1 of each year.
CSCH employs Moneris ESelectPlus to provide you with the convenience of paying for your registration online. It is our intention to ensure that your information is kept safe, secure, and private.
As the internet can be an unsecure place, measures have been taken by our payment gateway to ensure that credit card information will never be stored or accessed outside of the secure online transaction process, not even by staff. If you are interested in knowing these terms set by these companies please see the following links:
CSCH will protect the personal information of its members. Personal information means any information about an identifiable individual. CSCH will be accountable for collecting, using and disclosing your personal information CSCH will provide an explanation of the purposes underlying any collection, use or disclosure of your personal information. CSCH will only collect the information it needs to conduct its business. CSCH will only use, disclose, or retain personal information needed for it to conduct business. CSCH will take necessary steps to ensure that the personal information is accurate. CSCH will implement safeguards for member's personal information. CSCH will facilitate individual access by members to their respective personal information.
All membership fees are processed in Canadian Dollars. If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact us directly at or call us at +1.867.873.9337.