The Canadian Association of Magicians is dedicated to the promotion and encouragement of magic and magicians in Canada and the world. Currently we publish Northern Peeks magazines and Northern Sleights e-zines for our members.
When the organization began on March 15, 1997, its goal was to provide a means for Canada to join FISM so that Canadian magicians could compete under the Canadian banner at FISM’s World Championship of Magic. CAM, as the Canadian representative of magic, was accepted as a FISM member in July 2000.
CAM hosts CAMaraderie, a Canadian national magic convention. This convention includes the announcement of awards, results of stage and close-up competitions, plus magic lectures, workshops, and performances. The stage competition and some magic performances are available to the general public.
The first 5 conventions were scheduled to take place every second year, and the first 4 took place in the Kitchener-Waterloo area of Ontario. At the 2009 convention in Montreal, it was announced that the convention would take place on a yearly basis starting in 2010, alternating between locations in Kitchener, Ontario; Vancouver, British Columbia; and Montreal, Quebec.
The current President of CAM is Ron Keller. Board members include Joan Caesar, Past President; Shawn Farquhar, Past President; Scott Hood, Immediate Past President: Renee-Claude Auclair, Gary Wiseman, Mark Pallin, Roger Boucher, Brent Smith, Murray Hatfield and Mike Segal.