Timeline of AIESEC in Canada
1958: AIESEC Canada is born at the International Congress of AIESEC countries in Cologne, Germany. The first university chapters [McGill University, Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, and Sir George Williams College - now Concordia University] begin sending Canadian students abroad and receiving foreign interns. A total of 33 students are sent and received in AIESEC Canada's first year.
1967: Well-respected by the international AIESEC community, AIESEC Canada wins the right to host International Congress '67. Held at the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City, the extravagant conference brings over 300 delegates from other AIESEC countries to Canada.
1970: AIESEC Canada is officially incorporated as AIESEC Canada, Inc.
1982: AIESEC UNB Fredericton opens. AIESEC Canada now boasts a network of 29 university chapters from coast to coast. Together, they facilitate 300 exchanges during the year: 140 incoming foreign students and 160 outgoing Canadian students.
1983: AIESEC Canada celebrates her 25th anniversary in the same year that membership in Canada hits the 3000 mark for the first time.
1988: The Canadian International Development Agency and AIESEC establish a long-term partnership to provide financial assistance for student exchanges between Canada and developing countries. Over the years, the partnership has grown and continued.
1989: AIESEC Canada again earns the right to host AIESEC's International Congress. With the support of the Canadian International Development Agency, AIESEC Canada funds the flights of delegates from developing countries. For the first time ever, all AIESEC countries are represented at an International Congress.
1990: Membership in AIESEC Canada peaks at 4000. Exchange results are down: 85 incoming foreign students and 69 outgoing Canadian students – a total of 154 exchanges.
1993: AIESEC Canada's head office, previously in Montreal, relocates to downtown Toronto. The move reflects the association's expansion across Canada.
1997: AIESEC Canada launches a three-year strategic plan to renew the national association's commitment to student exchange and development.
2002: Eager to showcase once again her enthusiasm and potential to the international AIESEC community, AIESEC Canada is proud to host the International Congress 2002 in Calgary, Alberta.
2004: The inauguration of AIESEC Canada's exciting new three-year strategic plan.
2010: AIESEC Canada Elects its first international MC President from Brazil, Vitor de Avelar