Who are we?
Our association is dedicated to improving our nation through quality business education and experience.
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.
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.
The vision of The Canadian Association of Business Students is to create a vibrant national community driven by excellence in the Canadian business environment.
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.
Collectively, our network of leaders define the vision and strategy of the landscape of business students in Canada.
What do we do?
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.
- Young Executive Leadership Curriculum
- National Business School Factbook
- Global Comprehensive Conference Calendar
- Business Student Association Accreditation
- BSA Management Best Practice Research
- Member Intelligence Sharing Program
- Youth Business Leadership Awards
- CABS Member Portal
- JDC Central Competition
- Leaders Roundtable Conference
- Canadian Business School Conference
- Eastern Canada Leadership Retreat
- Western Canada Leadership Retreat
- Five Days for the Homeless
Who are our stakeholders?
Find out about our members, partners and staff.
Business Student Associations
Our membership holders, these organizations serve as the voice of business students’ at each university. We work closest with their official representatives, BSA executives as our primary market for services delivery.
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.
How are we structured organizationally?
Briefly learn about our internal structure and factions.
Strategy and Oversight
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.
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.
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!