The Canadian Population Society 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.

Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The Canadian Population Society (CPS) is committed to the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We envision and will cultivate a community that recognizes equity and diversity as fundamental to achieving inclusive excellence. The CPS welcomes the participation of people of all backgrounds and encourages the nomination (including self-nomination) to committees, leadership roles and consideration for awards for those who identify as Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, women, LGBTQ2+ people, as well as all others who contribute to the diversity of the Society.

CPS Council

Amélie Quesnel-Vallée


(McGill University)

Lisa Kaida

Vice-President & Program Chair

(McMaster University)

Stacey Hallman 


(Statistics Canada)

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Lisa Strohschein

Past President

(University of Alberta)

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Christoph Schimmele

Newsletter Editor

(University of Victoria)

Yoko Yoshida


(Western University)


Eugena Kwon

(St. Mary's University)

Yue Qian

University of British Columbia)

Qiang Fu

(University of British Columbia)

Michelle Maroto

(University of Alberta)

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James Falconer

(Statistics Canada)

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Laura Wright

(University of Saskatchewan)

Michaela Bunakova

Micheala Bunakova

Student representative

(McGill University)


Yue Teng

Student representative

(Western University)




Description of the CPS Committee Mandates   

  • National Committee
    • (2 council members, TBD)
  • International Committee
    • (2 council members, TBD: ideally members are planning to go to PAA in 2024,in Columbus OH).
  • EDI Committee
    •  Eugena Kwon (St. Mary's University); Adjei Jones (Red Deer); Nina Acharya (Athabasca University)   
  • Program Committee
    • Lisa Kaida (McMaster)
  • Student Paper Competition
    • Michelle Maroto (Chair), (1 council member, TBD)
  • Awards Committee
    • Yue Qian (Chair), (2 council member; 2 CPS members, TBD)


Past Presidents of the CPS (1974-2022)

1974 – 1976      Leroy O. Stone
1976 – 1978      Betty MacLeod
1978 – 1980      T. R. Balakrishnan
1980 – 1982      Anatole Romaniuc
1982 – 1984      Warren Kalbach
1984 – 1986      Leszek Kosinski
1986 – 1988      Alan Simmons
1988 – 1990      Monica Boyd
1990 – 1992      Susan McDaniel
1992 – 1994      Thomas Burch
1994 – 1995      Madeline Kalbach
1995 - 1998      Wayne McVey
1998 – 2000      G. Edward Ebanks
2000 – 2002      Roderic Beaujot
2002 – 2004      Frank Trovato
2004 – 2006      Rajulton Fernando
2006 – 2008      Gustave Goldmann
2008 – 2010      Zheng Wu
2010 – 2012      Barry Edmonston
2012 – 2014      Eric Fong
2014 – 2016      Alain Bélanger
2016 – 2019      Michael Haan
2019 – 2022      Lisa Strohschein
2022 – 2024      Amélie Quesnel-Vallée


Code of Conduct

To ensure inclusion and a respectful environment, the CPS follows the Congress code of conduct (

Directory of Members (Federation of Canadian Demographers)

This Federation of Canadian Demographers includes the membership of both: the Canadian Population Society and the Association des démographes du Québec.

The lists for each association are presented in alphabetical order, by last name. Warning: It is strictly prohibited to use this directory to create mailing or email list files. Enquiries concerning use of the address files of the Canadian Population Society or of the Association des démographes du Québec should be sent to the Treasurer or the President of those associations.


Past Presidents CPS

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