Canada’s Professional Society of Indexers Since 1977

The Indexing Society of Canada / Société canadienne d’indexation (ISC/SCI) is Canada’s national association of indexers.

We invite you to find an indexer for your project, read our publications, discover our conferences, events, and resources for indexers, find out about membership, and learn about the Society.

Find an indexer

Find an indexer who works in the subject area of your project.

Find resources

Find information about indexes, indexing practices, and training in indexing.

Attend an event

Attend a local meeting of indexers or attend the annual conference.

Become a member

Join the Society and enjoy the benefits of membership.

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2024 Ewart-Daveluy Indexing Award

Indexing Society of Canada

The award committee did not present the Ewart-Daveluy Award in 2024.

The indexes submitted did some things very well and tackled the challenges of complex texts. Nonetheless, we agreed that none reached the level of consistent excellence that merits the award.

The committee doesn’t expect perfect indexes, but meeting most of the criteria is essential. All of these criteria are best practices that we should be applying in our indexing work. You can find them on the ISC/SCI’s website.

Take some time over the summer to review the criteria and make use of them in your upcoming projects. Then you’ll be well on your way to submit an index for the 2025 Ewart-Daveluy award.

The call for submissions for the 2025 award will come out in the fall. There are no restrictions to the subject matter or genre you can submit – we look at all kinds of books: textbooks, cookbooks, art books, how-to books, memoirs and more.

Show us how you have creatively overcome challenges, resulting in a well-structured, easy-to-navigate, clear, and comprehensive guide for all users.

François Trahan, coordinator 2024 ISC/SCI Ewart-Daveluy Indexing Award, Stephen Ullstrom and Heather Ebbs

ISC/SCI Conference 2024 Is This Week!!

Conference Committee

Register or log in on the conference website: https://conference.indexers.ca/

Make and renew connections, develop skills, and grow your indexing business from your office at the ISC/SCI Conference 2024 The Art of Connection, starting THIS Thursday, May 31st, to Saturday June 1, 2024.

See you soon!

#IndexCanCon2024

Introducing Cindex 4.3 for Professional Indexers

Indexing Society of Canada

PRESS RELEASE: April 15, 2024 from Cindex Open Source Working Group

Welcome to Cindex 4.3!

We’re thrilled to announce that Cindex, the perennial favorite software for professional indexers worldwide, is now open source and completely free. Whether you’re a Mac or Windows user, Cindex 4.3 brings you the full classic functionality and capabilities indexers know and love.

What’s New in Cindex 4.3?

  • Open Source: The code for Cindex has been released, empowering users to explore, contribute, and enhance the software.
  • Full Edition: No more limitations! Download your own copy of the complete Cindex software.
  • No More Demos: Say goodbye to demonstration editions or student versions.

How to Get Cindex 4.3:

Visit http://www.opencindex.com to download your free copy of Cindex and learn more. Dive into the world of professional indexing with confidence!
Thank you for being part of the Cindex community. Let’s index together!

Cindex Open Source Working Group
openCindex@gmail.com

ISC/SCI Conference 2024: Registration Is Open!

Conference Committee

Make and renew connections, develop skills, and grow your indexing business from your office at the ISC/SCI Conference 2024 The Art of Connection on May 31 to June 1, 2024.

But don’t wait too long! Register now on the Conference page!

#IndexCanCon2024

ISC/SCI Conference 2024: The Art of Connection

Conference Committee

Save the date! Registration will be opening soon for the online ISC/SCI conference The Art of Connection on May 31 to June 1, 2024.


You provide the snacks and we’ll provide the chance to make and renew connections, to develop skills, and grow your indexing business. Together. Come to Conference 2024 from your office!

Check back for details on the Conference pages. #IndexCanCon2024

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