Canadian Communication Association

Association #105
Canadian Communication Association (CCA)
Conference dates: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 to Friday, June 2, 2017
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add CCA #105 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.

Founded in 1980, the Canadian Communication Association (CCA) is a national, English/French bilingual organization that brings together teachers, researchers and professionals from the public and private sectors to promote the investigation of communication and media issues in Canada. The CCA seeks to advance communication and media research in the belief that a better understanding of communication and media is crucial to building a vibrant society. “The Next 150, On Indigenous Lands” is the theme of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS) 2017 Congress within which the Canadian Communication Association (CCA) will hold its Annual Conference, May 30 – June 2 at Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario ( We are calling for proposals that explore, critique and extend this theme as well as for proposals on any other themes relevant to Communication and Media Studies. Special Call for Papers In order to facilitate discussion about realizing a national commitment to reconciliation with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, strengthening cross-cultural understanding, breaking down barriers and implementing the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, we encourage the submission of proposals for panels, individual papers, or roundtables dealing with: promoting understanding and respect for First Nations, Métis and Inuit knowledge; preserving and restoring Indigenous languages; identifying how to end inequalities in health, education and employment; sharing knowledge and ideas to address issues such as obesity, suicide and substance abuse; using arts and culture to stimulate reconciliation; learning how to make schooling more welcoming and supportive.

Open events: 
Call-for-papers deadline: 
January 13, 2017
President's Reception: 
June 1, 2017
Program Chairs: 

Mary Francoli, Carleton University

Local Arrangement Coordinators: 

Paul Moore, Ryerson University