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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Upcoming Events

ISC/SCI Conference 2024 Is This Week!!

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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!

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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

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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

Reminder of Submission Deadline: ISC/SCI Ewart-Daveluy Award for Excellence in Indexing 2024

Indexing Society of Canada

Submission deadline: Friday, March 15, 2024

Submissions are open! The application has never been easier.

  • It’s all online.
  • You don’t need a hard copy — a PDF of the published book AND/OR the PDF sent to you by the publisher plus your Word/RTF file of the index.
  • The cost is only $30.

The benefits:

  • The winner will receive two tickets to the conference banquet at the next in-person conference.
  • We provide feedback for up to three runners-up.

No restriction to the subject matter or genre — textbooks, cookbooks, guidebooks, memoirs, art books, how-to books, travel books, all books — it’s your index we will be looking at.

Show us how you creatively overcame challenges, resulting in an outstanding, well-structured, easy-to-navigate, clear and comprehensive guide for all of its users.

Give us a challenge. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Maybe you’ll get the prize (which won’t happen if you don’t apply). And if not, you’re likely to get expert confidential feedback. That’s worth a lot.

This year you can submit indexes published in 2022 and 2023. If you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, this is the time to do it. If you are not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you may submit an index if you were a member of ISC/SCI at the time you wrote the index.

The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2024. Here are the guidelines, criteria, and the submission form.

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