The International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS), founded in 1981, is a not-for-profit organization composed of twenty-two member associations and six associate members in thirty-nine countries, dedicated to the promotion and support of research, education and publication in all fields of Canadian Studies around the world.
The ICCS is governed by a Board of Directors and an elected four-member Executive Committee. The Board of Directors, which meets at least once a year, is responsible for planning and establishing the general directions and policies of the ICCS. It is composed of one representative from each member association and associate member, and the Executive Committee. The ICCS network links over 7000 academics and researchers in 70 countries.
The ICCS also acted as administrative agent of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade for several of the Department's Canadian Studies Programs.
Over the years, the ICCS has developed a series of activities and programs in support of Canadian Studies.