Canadian Theosophical Association

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The Canadian Theosophical Association (CTA) is a group of Canadian lodges, study centers, and individual members of the Theosophical Society based in Adyar, India.

History and organization

According to its website:

The Canadian Federation of the Theosophical Society was established in 1924 and was issued a certificate by the international headquarters at Adyar on April 29th, 1999 confirming it to be a Regional Association. On August 2, 2001, the Canadian Federation was incorporated as the Canadian Theosophical Association under the Canada Corporations Act. The Canadian Theosophical Association is the official representative within Canada of The Theosophical Society at Adyar. It is an integral and indivisible part of The Theosophical Society, but is constituted as an autonomous body composed of members of lodges, study centres and members-at-large. Lodges and study centres are fully autonomous bodies within the Canadian Theosophical Association, provided however, that no lodge or study centre may take any action which is contrary to the purposes of The Theosophical Society and must abide by the rules and regulations of the International Society and the Canadian Theosophical Association.

Five English-speaking and three French-speaking local groups are in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Québec. Individual members-at-large are located throughout Canada.


The CTA library has an extensive collection of Theosophical works in French and English that are available for Canadian members to borrow by mail. The Library Catalogue is available on the website.


The association's periodical, The Light Bearer, is issued in English and in French.

The CTA provides some rich resources on its website:

  • 212 Adyar Pamphlets
  • 10 Blavatsky Pamphlets
  • More than 80 books
  • Other pamphlets
  • Other documents
  • Articles from Theosophical Siftings, 1888-1895

Additional resources

"Canada, Theosophy in", in Theosopedia].