The Canadian Association of Business Students

The Future of Business In Canada

Our association is dedicated to improving our nation through business education.

Our Organization

The Canadian Association of Business Students (CABS) is a not for profit organization that represents over 70,000 business students from 32 universities in Canada. Our purpose is simple: we exist to advance the interests of Canadian business students and improve their undergraduate experience through the development of their respective student groups. We provides the nation’s business students with more opportunities outside the classroom – it also advocates for and represents these students to businesses, government, and the general public.

Our Members

Membership is held by the business student association of each member university, who form an integral part of the university experience for all undergraduate commerce students. At once providing academic, social, networking, and charity services and initiatives to the students of these programs, business student associations also serve as the voice of students in regards to their education. By working with program faculty, staff, corporate partners, and external stakeholders, student government plays an important role in shaping the future of education.

















We offer a range of

Events and Initiatives

Designed to help grow the leaders of tomorrow. From conferences to shared resources to discount programs, we equip and enable the undergraduate business students of Canada for success.



CABS leadership retreats are annual development conferences for student leaders from regional Western Canada. The WCLR event provides the opportunity for delegates to further develop planning, implementation, and management skills that improve their ability to perform as student leaders.



The Canadian Business School Conference delivers a program centered around organizational strategy and risk mitigation, striving to help determine solutions to encountered issues that can be effectively implemented while furthering each member’s mission and objectives.



CABS leadership retreats are annual development conferences for student leaders from regional Eastern Canada. The ECLR event provides the opportunity for delegates to further develop planning, implementation, and management skills that improve their ability to perform as student leaders.

Conference & Competition Calender


There are many opportunities for business students to enrich their skills and experiences within the conference and competition circuit in Canada. Check out our Conference & Competition Calendar to get all the details for upcoming events across the nation!

CABS Awards


The CABS Awards are an annual awards program designed to celebrate excellence with business students and business student associations. Nominees are promoted through the general membership, and voting for each award is completed by a combination of the CABS Management Team and the Board of Directors of the Corporation.

CABS Accredidation


The CABS Accreditation program is our way of systematizing and categorizing the offerings and development of our members, an official ranking system that creates a standardized benchmark for our associations to pursue.


The vision of The Canadian Association of Business Students is to create a vibrant national community driven by excellence in the Canadian business environment.

Connecting Leaders

Our business network is built on communication channels, events and online resources, where CABS is the hub for students, academics, government and corporate parties.

Inspiring & Engaging

Our programs support business student associations and groups across Canada. These groups inspire and engage all segments of business students, through offerings of conferences, competitions, events and career services.

Better Together

Collectively, our network of leaders define the vision and strategy of the landscape of business students in Canada.

Business Student Associations

Our membership holders, these organizations serve as the voice of business students’ at each university.


Without their help, our programs and initiatives wouldn’t be possible. CABS prides itself on sustaining value-added relationships with the professionals of today with the leaders of tomorrow. Learn more on our partners page.


Past members of our circuit contribute through speaking engagements, education, networking opportunities, and general mentorship. It is with their help that CABS continues to grow and define the lives our of growing community.


Our members work alongside their faculties to create the best possible experience for business students across Canada. CABS enjoys a partnership with the Canadian Federation of Business School Deans, where we are the voice of students in the continual evolution of business education.


All business students in each member university automatically hold membership in our organization. These members benefit through the programs we deliver through their associations, along with the opportunities we independently provide and promote.


Business students have a history of working to develop their communities – our programs are proud to include charity initiatives that support various causes and help make a better life for all Canadians.

CABS’ Management Team is a group of elected officials who serve a one year term. These executives are tasked with fulling the mandate of CABS through both the direction of the board of directors and their individual action plans.

As an incorporated Non For Profit, the organization is governed by a Board of Directors, who consist of the Presidents from each member school’s respective Business Student Association. A variety of committees of the board exist under the CABS’ corporate structure to both assist the management team and to provide additional controls. These committees include the Strategic Oversight Committee, the Alumni Advisory Board, and the Finance Committee.

Each year CABS executes a range of conferences and competitions for our members through our program teams, in conjunction with a host school. Interested in planning one of our events? Check out our inclusive organizing committees page to find out how!

Interested In Learning More?

Want to learn more about the Canadian Association of Business Students? We’re always looking to connect with members, partners, or anyone who wants to learn more about our initiatives! Contact us today!


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