The CAA is the professional, interdisciplinary organization that : fosters communication among people working in all areas of acoustics in Canada; promotes the growth and practical application of knowledge in acoustics; encourages education, research, protection of the environment, and employment in acoustics; is an umbrella organization through which general issues in education, employment and research can be addressed at a national and multidisciplinary level;
The CAA is a member society of the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE) and the International Commission for Acoustics (ICA),and is an affiliate society of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV). The CAA also co-sponsors, co-organizes and promotes national and international acoustical conferences and events of particular relevance to its members. CAA membership is open to all individuals who have an interest in acoustics. All members receive Canadian Acoustics, the Association's Journal.