About CASID

The Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID) is a national, bilingual, interdisciplinary and pluralistic association devoted to the promotion of new knowledge in the broad field of international development. CASID is a membership-based organization.

 It's executive board is drawn from the membership ranks, the CASID annual conference is organized principally for and by members, CASID members contribute to the Canadian Journal for Development Studies, and much of the news, updates, and publication information found on this website is generated and contributed by CASID members. On this site, you can find information on the benefits of membership in CASID as well as the avenues by which you can become a member.

To accomplish its mission to promote and support international development studies in Canada and abroad, CASID maintains a listserv and a blog to enhance communication and the sharing of information among interested and engaged IDS people worldwide.  CASID organizes one annual conference and sponsors five regional events per year.  The ambition of both the annual conference and the regional events is to bring together people working and studying in the broad field of international development to share opinions, experiences and research findings, to enhance networking and communication in the IDS community, and to facilitate the emergence of new development researchers and practitioners through active interaction and cooperation with Development Studies and related programs in Canadian universities and colleges.

CASID also oversees the publication of two periodicals, the Canadian Journal of Development Studies (CJDS) and the Development Forum.  The CJDS is CASID's flagship publication.  Established in 1980, the CJDS is Canada's international and interdisciplinary journal for the discussion of a wide range of development issues. The Development Forum is published two or three times a year, deriving its content from CASID-sponsored Development Forum conferences.   It is meant to be a policy-focused publication written by academics and professionals, but not for academics and professionals.