ORCID-CA is the ORCID Consortium in Canada. We provide institutions and organizations with membership to ORCID at a reduced cost as well as access to community support services.

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The goals of ORCID-CA are:

  1. All active researchers in Canada will have an ORCID identifier

  2. Canadian researchers actively use their ORCID throughout the research lifecycle

  3. The Tri-Agencies will integrate ORCID with their grant management and CV systems

  4. The ORCID-CA Consortium is a sustainable organisation which has steadily grown its membership base.

  5. Publishers, granting agencies and institutions across Canada will consider ORCID as the community supported choice for a persistent identifier (PID)

ORCID-CA currently has 38 institutional members:

Bank of Canada Brock University Carleton University
CIFAR Concordia University Dalhousie University
Kwantlen Polytechnic University Lakehead University MacEwan University
McGill University McMaster University Memorial University of Newfoundland
Mount Royal University National Research Council Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Portage Network Queen's University Ryerson University
Simon Fraser University University of Alberta University of British Columbia
University of Calgary University of Guelph University Health Network
Université Laval University of Manitoba University of New Brunswick
University of Ottawa University of Prince Edward Island University of Regina
University of Saskatchewan University of Toronto University of Victoria
University of Waterloo University of Windsor Western University
Wilfrid Laurier University York University


Canadian Association of Research Administrators (CARA)


Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL)


Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN)


Canadian University Council of Chief Information Officers (CUCCIO)






Carleton University


CASRAI-CA (ABC Partnership)


Compute Canada | Cacul Canada
Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries


Ontario Council of University Libraries


Public Knowledge Project (PKP)


Queen's University


Research Data Canada / Données de recherche Canada

Scholars Portal


Université Laval


University of Alberta Libraries



University of Toronto Libraries


ORCID-CA, the ORCID Consortium in Canada, is an initiative that began in 2016, and is supported by a Canadian multi-stakeholder working group made up of representatives from these organizations and academic institutions: