Welcome to CALS

Canadian Association for Leisure Studies            Association canadienne d'études en loisir

Who are we

CALS is an organization of Canadian and international scholars and practitioners who share an interest in recreation and leisure research and the delivery of leisure services.

Its prime responsibilities are:

(1) awarding the triennial Canadian Congress on Leisure Research to organizations interested in convening it (usually universities), and
(2) maintaining communication among members between Congresses. All delegates who attend a Congress are automatically members of the                 Association until the next Congress.

Upcoming Events

Canadian Congress on Leisure Research 17

A Half Century of Canadian Leisure Research:      Towards a More Inclusive Future

Join us for Canadian Congress on Leisure Research (CCLR) on May 23-26, 2023 in beautiful Ottawa, ON Canada. We look forward to seeing you!

  • Call For Abstracts

    Stay tuned for more information about submitting your abstract for the conference. Targeted late summer / fall 2022.

  • More Information

    To learn more about the conference and other details, please visit  Conference 2023 . For direct inquiries, please contact Paul Heintzman at pheintzm@uottawa.ca 

Registration and More Information about Canadian Congress on Leisure Research
CCLR 2023


Strives to publish a diverse collection of scholarly papers in all areas of leisure, recreation, arts, parks, sport, and travel and tourism. Reflecting the multi- and interdisciplinary nature of these areas of study, the journal invites papers that use a wide range of perspectives and research methods. 

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