Volunteer Opportunities

CAS offers members several opportunities for personal involvement, professional development and engagement.

By taking on a volunteer role in your Society, you join an enthusiastic team dedicated to advancing the profession of anesthesia. A role with CAS allows you to share your unique experiences with others, learn new skills, push forward innovative ideas, and develop key professional and personal networks. Your ongoing input is critical to CAS' accomplishments and to the development and empowerment of anesthesiologists across the country and internationally.

To apply, please send your notification of interest to anesthesia@cas.ca, outlining the role you are applying for. 

Updated: January 2022


Current vacancies:


Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD) Committee

Positions Available: 1

Roles: Committee Chair

The CEPD Committee was established to consider and advise the CAS Board on specialty and non-specialty education in all aspects of anesthesia, and to provide expertise on Maintenance of Certification and continuing professional development to CAS members, Annual Meeting delegates, consumers of CAS-supported educational material, and applicants for accreditation. The Committee also functions as an educational resource and support for all relevant Committees, Divisions, Sections, and the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia. Ideally, but not mandatory, the Chair has some experience in working in continuing professional development including theory and practice. 

The CEPD Committee Chair coordinates the Committee activity including education, suggests/advises on relevant speakers and content areas. The Chair also reviews accreditation and delegates review of pre-screened applications. The Chair will also plan Committee meetings, consult the CAS Office in establishing the Committee budget, and report annually on the Committee activity. Finally, the Chair will stand on several Committees and sub-Committees that determine all educational content is planned in accordance with requirements for accredited CME/CPD activities.

Archives and Artifacts Committee

Positions Available: 3-4

Roles: Committee Vice-Chair, Committee Members, Residents Representatives (2)

The Archives and Artifacts (A&A) Committee is responsible for organizing and preserving printed documents, audiovisual recordings and pictures (archives) and objects (artifacts) of historical significance to CAS and to anesthesia in Canada. Among its numerous other responsibilities, the A&A Committee is in charge of the development, planning and organization of the History Section of CAS’ web page and of the History Symposium at the CAS Annual Meeting. Help preserve national anesthesia history by joining!

Awards Committee

Positions available: 1

Roles: Commitee Member

Would you like to help design the CAS awards program? Join the CAS Awards Committee (AC). The AC was established to adjudicate the CAS Honour Awards Program, ensuring that the awards are bestowed on those individuals who have distinguished themselves by the character of their contribution to CAS, the profession and/or the community. The AC reviews and sets the categories, the eligibility criteria, nomination rules and scoring guidelines, and selects the recipients having reviewed and considered the qualities, qualifications and contributions of all nominees.

Ethics Committee

Positions Available - 1

Roles - Committee Chair

The Ethics Committee is responsible for advising the CAS Board of Directors on matters pertaining to the protection of human rights and values in light of ethical, scientific and technological progress in anesthesia, medicine and society in general.

Scientific Affairs Committee

Positions Available - 2-3

Roles - Committee Members

The Scientific Affairs Sub-committee is responsible for reviewing abstracts and case reports/series that are submitted to CAS. The Sub-committee also is responsible for maintaining awareness of the Annual Meeting Abstracts in promoting Canadian anesthesia research.

Standards Committee

Positions Available - 3

Roles - Committee Members; Resident Representatives (2)

The Standards Committee provides expert advice and guidance on the standards of anesthesia practice and related matters to the CAS Board and society members.