What is the CHA?
Founded in 1922, the Canadian Historical Association | La Société historique du Canada is a bilingual not-for-profit and charitable association devoted to fostering the scholarly study and communication of history in Canada. It is the largest of its kind in the country.
The Association seeks to encourage the integration of historical knowledge and perspectives in both the scholarly and public spheres, to ensure the accessibility of historical resources, and to defend the rights and freedoms of emerging and professional historians in the pursuit of historical inquiry as well as those of history degree holders who utilize the analytical, research, communication, and writing skills they acquired during their studies to pursue a variety of career paths inside or outside of academia.
With members from across Canada and around the world, the CHA|SHC serves professional historians, history degree holders and anyone with an interest in history. A non-profit organization incorporated in 1970, the CHA|SHC has charitable status and as such can issue official donation receipts.
For a more comprehensive history of the CHA, please see the pamphlet: Donald Wright. The Canadian Historical Association: A History
Researchers wanting to know more about the CHA can consult CHA archives that have been deposited at Library and Archives Canada.
The Canadian Historical Association is an affiliated member of: