Canadian Association for Leisure Studies

Association #501
Canadian Association for Leisure Studies (CALS)
Conference dates: 
Saturday, May 29, 2021 to Wednesday, June 2, 2021
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add CALS #501 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.

The Canadian Association for Leisure Studies (CALS) will be hosting its triennial Congress on Canadian Leisure Research (CCLR) during Congress this year!  There are four goals of the Congress, first convened in Quebec City in 1975, and now in its 16th iteration:

(1) to create a platform for Canadian leisure researchers and those working in related fields (including tourism, therapeutic recreation, and

(2) to gather in the spirit of fostering critical dialogue, sharing research, building and strengthening relationships;

(3) to support colleagues, especially emerging scholars and graduate students, and

(4) to make more visible the importance of leisure to individual and community wellbeing.

The theme of CCLR2021 is "Leisure's Power" and we invite participants to consider the ways leisure constrains and enables power. Join us for a wide-ranging, interdiciplinary conversation about Leisure's Power from May 30-June 1, 2021.

Call-for-papers deadline: 
November 16, 2020
Program Chairs: 

Heather Mair, University of Waterloo

Local Arrangement Coordinators: 

Elizabeth Halpenny, University of Alberta | Shintaro Kono, University of Alberta


For more information, contact the association directly. Please note that conference registration fees are separate from the association's membership fees.