The ICCS was established in 1981 following an international conference on Canadian Studie s that had been organized by the Association for Canadian Studies in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting of the Learneds Societies in Halifax, N.S. Representatives from 9 regions of the world met on June 1st, 1981 and voted to create the International Council for Canadian Studies.
- Founding Members: Canada, United States, Great Britain, France, Italy, Japan, German-Speaking Countries, Australia-New Zealand and Ireland
- Members: Nordic Countries, China , Netherlands, Israel, India, Spain, Russian Federation, Korea, Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, Argentina, Central European Association for Canadian Studies
- Associate Members: Université Libre de Bruxelles, American Council for Québec Studies, Universidad de La Habana, Polish Association
To know more about the history of ICCS please see the Commemorative book “The Canadianists/Les Canadianistes (7mb)” an account of the first 25 years in the service of Canadian Studies by Serge Jaumain.