The CASEM was developed because of specific medical problems presented at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico, and became officially incorporated on June 8, 1970. Since that time it has evolved from an organization providing medical care to elite athletes at international events to the leading source of information and expertise in the art and science of sport medicine.
The CASEM’s affairs are managed by a Board of Directors who are elected annually. The office is based in Ottawa. Operating costs are supported through membership fees, corporate sponsorship, fundraising activities and charitable donations (the CASEM is registered as a charitable organization).