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About CSC

Established in 2004 as an amalgamation of Western Canadian College Stores Association (WCCSA) and the Eastern Association of College Stores (EACS), Campus Stores Canada (CSC) is now the only organization in Canada representing our independent university and college retail community.

As a voice for the industry – and provider of educational resources, professional development and professional support to member stores – we serve a vital role in our country; one that serves students, campus faculty and staff, vendors, government and member stores.

CSC is a knowledge hub for anyone in the Canadian campus retail sector. We draw from a variety of resources to curate the most helpful and important information and resources for our members and stakeholders. We connect more than 100 vendors and publishers with a national network of nearly 90 campus retailers, meaning major sales opportunities. We also provide opportunities for learning and professional development through our annual BiiG conference and tradeshow.

MISSION STATEMENT

To provide a voice for and deliver quality education and services to Canadian post-secondary, institutionally owned and operated Campus stores, enabling them to serve their institutions in the most effective manner to ensure student success.

VISION STATEMENT

Campus Stores Canada is recognized by our stakeholders as being integral to their success.

VISION ELEMENTS

  • Integral partner with every institution
  • Technologically interactive
  • The Go-To resource hub
  • To be a key resource for our vendors and associations.
  • Conduit for change in the industry
  • Partner with students
  • Diversified revenue

VALUE STATEMENT

CSC shall conduct its affairs with integrity, transparency, and accountability to its members and other stakeholders.

HISTORY & STRUCTURE

Campus Stores Canada (CSC) was established in October 2004 as a joint effort on behalf of the Western Canadian College Stores Association (WCCSA) and the Eastern Association of College Stores (EACS), as a national face to provide education, professional development and professional support to the Canadian Campus Retail Industry.  Combining the efforts of both regional associations, CSC establishes a strong national network among institution-owned campus stores, achieving unity and support from province to province.

Store membership is restricted to post secondary institutionally-owned stores. CSC presently represents 86 member stores nationwide.

Suppliers to campus stores can apply to become a Vendor, listing themselves as one of the official suppliers of our member stores.  We currently have over 100 Vendors offering a wide variety of Goods and Services to our members.

Campus Stores Canada's annual conference and tradeshow is called BiiG. BiiG stands for Buying, Interaction, Innovation and Growth. These are the four key pillars that CSC focusses on with its annual event. BiiG is comprised of the following:

  • Two days of education sessions that focus on the publishing side of the campus bookstore sector as well as the marketing side, looking at visual merchandising and how to reach customers and present products with a limited budget. Education sessions also focus on store management providing information on future trends, technological advancements, management techniques and personnel training that enhances the skill set of campus store managers and staff.
  • Two day tradeshow with 100 vendor companies in approximately 120 booth spaces. The tradeshow is focused on the merchandise retail side of the industry and is a buying show where Managers and Buyers from member stores across Canada attend to place their orders for the coming school year.

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Campus Store Canada’s managing director is responsible for strategic management and leadership of the organization.

Greg McPherson
Managing Director
Phone: 1-888-288-4044
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CSC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President

Adam Hustwitt
Conestoga College Bookstore
Kitchener, Ontario
(519) 748-5220 x3207
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Vice President

Emily Campbell
Lethbridge College
Lethbridge, Alberta
(403) 320-3279
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Treasurer

Ginger Fitt
St. Francis Xavier University
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
(902) 867-2308
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Director

Shawn Gilbertson
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario
(519) 888-4567 ext. 36078
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Director

Kari Tanaka
University of Lethbridge Bookstore
Lethbridge, Alberta
(403) 329-5191
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Director

Jeff Thiessen
Trinity Western University
Langley, British Columbia
(604) 513-2005 ext. 3443
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Director

Mike Clark
Mount Royal University Bookstore
Calgary, Alberta
(403) 440-6389
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Director

Neil Wedin
University of Victoria Bookstore
Victoria, British Columbia
(250) 721-8312
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