CCAA Overview

The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association enriches the academic experiences of student-athletes by providing leadership, programs and services that foster development through high-level competitive opportunities in intercollegiate sport.

National competition was initiated in 1971 when colleges in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba formed the 4-West Championships in seven sports. Ontario and Quebec initiated similar competitions in 1972, and in 1974 the CCAA was founded.

Today, CCAA student-athletes compete in seven sports at 10 CCAA national championships, each hosted by a CCAA member institution. Our 94 member institutions include colleges, universities, technical institutes and cégeps located in eight provinces and regionally governed by five member conferences: 

PACWEST (Pacific Western Athletic Association) in British Columbia
ACAC (Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference) in Alberta and Saskatchewan
OCAA (Ontario Colleges Athletic Association) in Ontario
RSEQ (Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec) in Québec
ACAA (Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association) in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island

In addition to governing the national championships, the CCAA also provides national awards and recognition to CCAA student-athletes, coaches, athletic directors and member institutions.