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)

Don Kerr


(King's College at 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)

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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)

Past Presidents CPS


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.



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