The Canadian Hematology Society has represented physicians, scientists and allied health professionals with an interest in the discipline in Canada since it was founded in 1971. Currently, there are about 400 members.


Active Members

The following may apply for active membership in the society:

  • Physicians in the practice of clinical or laboratory hematology in Canada
  • Scientists with PhD degrees making continuing contributions to research related to hematology in Canada
  • Allied Health Professionals making sustained contributions to clinical or laboratory hematology practice or hematology research in Canada.

Active members only shall vote, hold office, receive CHS grants, and pay dues.


Associate Members

The following individuals may apply for Associate Membership:

  • Residents and fellows engaged in hematology training
  • Masters and PhD graduate students as well as post-doctoral fellows engaged in hematology research

Associate members will not be required to pay dues until completion of their training.


Emeritus Members

All individuals who have retired from full time hematology practice or research, or those who were active members and request a transfer of status with adequate reason.


Honorary Membership

Non-members may be invited to become Honorary Members of the society by virtue of their outstanding contributions to any discipline which is of importance to hematology.


Benefits of Membership


  • Attend reception and awards dinner at American Society of Hematology (ASH)
  • Compete for (best abstracts presented at ASH) CHS Education Awards
  • Compete for RK Smiley Research Grant
  • Compete for CHS Paper of the Year Award
  • Access the members-only interactive Web Portal
  • Keep up to date on CHS news, events, opportunities etc., by receiving the CHS Newsletter, The Microenvironment.