cbhalogoThe Canadian Business History Association is now open for public membership.  I am pleased to be a co-founding member of this new organization and on its interim Steering Committee.  I believe it is important for Canadians, and those in business and academics in particular, to know the history of Canadian business in order to better succeed at their endeavors.

The Canadian Business History Association – l’association Canadienne pour l’histoire des affaires (CBHA/ACHA) is dedicated to the pursuit of Canadian business history and its role both domestically and in world business history.  Its specific aims include encouraging more studies of enterprise by Canadians and in Canada, helping build and maintain well-structured and open business archives, providing those who study business history a forum for discussing their research with those who practice business, encouraging research projects on relevant subjects and providing funding for such research,  and in general encouraging the study of business history in Canada.

Membership in the association is now open to individuals, firms, and groups.  There are several types of membership in the CBHA/ACHA with different annual membership fees:

  • Young Scholars/Retired   $25/year
  • Business Executives  $250/year
  • Senior Academics/Archivists  $100/year
  • Small Corporations
  • Large Corporations

Benefits of membership can include:

  • Full access to Members Only section of website with unique member id and password;
  • Access to Conference, Seminar, and Symposium materials, including visuals and speaker contacts;
  • Inclusion and access to membership list, including a complete personal member profile page (name, picture, professional designation, research interests, publications, associated memberships, etc.);
  • Inclusion of corporate logos, identity, and links on the CBHA/ACHA website;
  • Receipt of periodic newsletter;
  • Discounts on leading journals and books in the field;
  • Assistance and advice on corporate archival record management policies and setup;
  • Job board for available positions in research and business;
  • Priority invitations and membership discount pricing for all conferences, seminars, and symposiums;
  • Access to member’s research publications with discount pricing, and ability to list your research publications for other members.

We welcome you to join the CBHA.  You can do so by visiting the website HERE.