The Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA) is a national organization of Canadian photography clubs and individual members from Canada and around the world.

The Association operates under a charter from the Federal Government as a non-profit charitable corporation, registration No. 119051415 RR0001. All officers of the Association are elected and are unpaid. Their major interest is to serve Canadian photographers.

Our objectives are:

  • To promote the art and science of photography in all its forms throughout Canada and the world, and to further public interest therein
  • To encourage and promote participation by its members in photographic exhibitions, circuits, competitions and like endeavors on regional, national, and international level
  • To promote the organization and encourage the affiliation of camera clubs, councils, and similar groups
  • To promote international, national, and regional exhibitions of photography
  • To compile and disseminate information relating to photography in all its forms for the use and benefit of the individual members and the Association’s affiliated or associated groups
  • To publish a photographic publication
  • To promote and sustain friendly relationships among all photographic organizations throughout the world
  • To receive monies, whether as membership fees, contributions, gifts, donations or otherwise, and to expend same for the advancement of the Association and its objects
  • To do generally all things that are conducive or incidental to the above objects

Download the latest financial statement here (CAPA members must be logged into their account to view).