CARA is a dynamic organization with a myriad of activities that benefit research administrators across Canada. Our members receive announcements via our list-serve and The CARA Connection, our e-newsletter. Additionally, anyone can follow us on Twitter, view our website, and join our LinkedIn group to experience all the work we are doing in such things as professional development, advocacy, and mentoring.


CARA is pleased to announce a new partnership with Mohawk College to the benefit our membership! Mohawk College, in partnership with CARA, will deliver the Research Administration College Certificate program which is aimed at pre-management research administrators or those planning a career in research administration. In one year, students can complete the fully-online program and acquire practical knowledge that will prepare graduates for a successful and rewarding career in research administration. Registration for the first cohort will open August 10, 2017.


CARA Ontario - Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto (Canada) on November 16-17.

Register here!


COME SOAR WITH US November 29 – December 1, 2017 in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia!

Registration is now open for CARA West 2017!  Program, venue and event details can be found at:

Please note, early bird rates end October 15th and seating is limited for some conference sessions.  Register early for the best selection!

For general enquiries, please contact us at


CARA National Conference

Please save the date for CARA 2018:  May 27-30 in Ottawa at the Westin.



Learn about the upcoming Certificate in Research Administration and The Certificate in Research Management

Visit our Professional Development page for a list of upcoming webinars 

Visit our Volunteer page to get involved

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