Professional Associations, Organizations and Journals

There are many professional associations, organizations, and journals that may be of interest to sociology and criminology students and graduates.

Name Description
Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society The Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society (AAMS) is an independent not-for-profit association whose aim is to promote, inform and educate the public on the application and scope of mediation, arbitration and similar processes for the effective resolution of disputes.
Alberta Family Mediation Society The Alberta Family Mediation Society (AFMS) advocates resolution of family conflict through the use of mediation by qualified professionals. They help participants in negotiating consensual, informed and fair agreements.
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General The Justice and Solicitor General provides information about Alberta's justice system,its major participants and links to publications.
Alberta Professional Planners Institute The Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI) is a professionally regulated organization of private and public sector planners practicing in Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
American Sociological Association The American Sociological Association (ASA) is a non-profit membership association dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good, to providing a unique set of services to its members, and to promote the vitality, visibility and diversity of the discipline.
Appropriate Dispute Resolution Institute of Alberta The Appropriate Dispute Resolution Institute of Alberta (ADRIA)is a not-for-profit organization that provides service to clients and students, and assists more than 450 members engaged in the practice of arbitration and mediation throughout the province of Alberta.
Canadian Center for Diversity and Inclusion The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) is a national educational charity that informs and educates Canadians about the value of diversity, difference and inclusion through programs such as "Peer Leaders Network" that educates high school students on leadership and conflict communication, as well as many other educational programs and workshops.
Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social, economic and environmental justice. The CCPA is one of Canada's leading progressive voices in public policy debates.
Canadian Council on Social Development The Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization that develops and promotes progressive social policies inspired by social justice, equality and the empowerment of individuals and communities through research, consultation, public education and advocacy.
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) is a national bilingual association providing professional counsellors and psychotherapists with access to exclusive educational programs, certification, professional development and direct contact with professional peers and specialty groups
Canadian Criminal Justice Association The Canadian Criminal Justice Association (CCJA) is an independent national voluntary organization working for an improved criminal justice system in Canada. It exists to promote rational, informed, and responsible debate, to foster public awareness and advocate for fairness and human rights in order to develop a more humane, equitable, and effective justice system.
Canadian Institute of Planners The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) is a collaborative national federation that serves as the national voice of Canada's planning community through the delivery of membership and public services in Canada and abroad.
Canadian Journal of Sociology The Canadian Journal of Sociology (CJS) publishes rigorously peer-reviewed research articles and innovative theoretical essays by social scientists from around the world, providing insight into the issues facing Canadian society as well as social and cultural systems in other countries.
Canadian Mental Health Association The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) promotes mental health and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service, including helping people with mental illness develop the tools needed to lead productive and meaningful lives.
Canadian Population Society The Canadian Population Society (CPS) is a scientific association that seeks to improve knowledge and understanding about the quantitative and qualitative characteristics of human population. It seeks to promote the study and development of the science of demography in both its empirical and theoretical aspects.
Canadian Public Relations Society The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is an organization that works to maintain the highest standards in public relations through standards of proficiency and a code of ethics. They work with other countries to advance the professional stature of public relations, and provide professional development to its members and other public relations professionals.
Canadian Review of Sociology The Canadian Review of Sociology (CRS) is the journal of the Canadian Sociological Association. The CRS is committed to the dissemination of innovative ideas and research findings that are at the core of the discipline.
Canadian Security Intelligence Service The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is dedicated to the protection of Canada's national security interests and the safety of Canadians. CSIS programs are aimed at investigating and reporting on threats to the security of Canada, such as terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, espionage, and foreign interference.
Canadian Sociological Association The Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) is a professional association that promotes research, publication and teaching in Sociology in Canada. Its members include people from universities, government agencies and businesses including students, academics from Sociology and other Social Science units of Canadian universities, sociologists working in community colleges in Canada, and members from outside Canada.
Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta The Centre for Public Legal Education (CPLEA, formerly the "Legal Resource Centre") exists to enhance the accessibility and quality of justice realized in Canada. It addresses its mission by creating learning opportunities and building learning communities that facilitate the creation, management, exchange and integration of knowledge among people within the justice system and between them and the general public.
Child and Youth Care Association of Alberta The Child and Youth Care Association of Alberta (CYCAA) serves Child and Youth Care professionals by providing support, education and opportunities to enhance their skills and abilities. The association supports quality care for the children, youth and families of Alberta.
Correctional Service Canada The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is the federal government agency responsible for administering sentences for terms of two years or more, as imposed by the courts. CSCis responsible for managing institutions of various security levels and supervising offenders under conditional release in the community.
Department of Justice Canada The Department of Justice (DOJ) is responsible for overseeing all matters relating to the administration of justice that fall within the federal domain, and provides a range of legal advisory, litigation and legislative services to government departments and agencies. It is also responsible for supporting the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.
Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences The Federation for Humanities and Social Sciences (FEDCAN) represents over 85,000 students, scholars and researchers in the humanities and social sciences to facilitate the creation and sharing of knowledge to make Canada a better place.
Health Sciences Association of Alberta The Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA) is a labour union representing close to 24,000 paramedical technical, professional and general support employees in the public and private health-care sectors of Alberta, Canada.
International Sociological Association The International Sociological Association (ISA) represents Sociologists worldwide, regardless of their school of thought, scientific approaches or ideological opinion, and seeks to advance sociological knowledge throughout the world.
Law Central Canada Law CentralCanada is a portal or collection of links to law-related information and educational resources on justice and legal issues of interest to Canadians. Their purpose is to create an educated public who understands their rights and responsibilities under the law, and who knows where to go for legal help and referral.
Legal Education Society of Alberta The Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA) serves educational and professional development needs and set standards of education for lawyers, articling students and their staff.
Marketing Research and Intelligence Association The Marketing Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA) is a Canadian non-profit association representing all aspects of the market intelligence and survey research industry, including social research, competitive intelligence, data mining, insight and knowledge management.
Parole Board of Canada The Parole Board of Canada (PBC), as part of the criminal justice system, makes independent, quality conditional release and record suspension decisions and clemency recommendations. The Board contributes to the protection of society by facilitating the timely reintegration of offenders as law-abiding citizens.
Public Safety Canada Public Safety Canada coordinates with other levels of government, community groups, the private sector and other nations on national security, border strategies, countering crime and emergency management issues and other safety and security initiatives for all Canadians.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports postsecondary-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences.
Society of Edmonton Demographers Society of Edmonton Demographers (SED) addresses the many aspects of human populations in Alberta, Canada, and around the world. The SED, in conjunction with the University of Alberta Department of Sociology & Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, has set up the Alberta Endowment Fund for Demographic Research (AEFuDeR) that provides scholarships to graduate students at the Masters and PhD levels.
Space and Culture Journal Space and Culture brings together dynamic, critical interdisciplinary research in cultural geography, sociology, cultural studies, architectural theory, ethnography, communications, urban studies, environmental studies and discourse analysis.
Statistics Canada Statistics Canada, a member of theIndustry Portfolio, produces statistics that help Canadians better understand their country, including its population, resources, economy, society and culture.