User Groups and Online Communities

Your Safety and Well-Being Are Paramount to Us

In-Person User Group Meetings Cancelled. Engage With Us Digitally.

Our top priority is the health and well-being of our attendees and employees. After careful consideration of the evolving concerns around COVID-19 and like many peers in our industry, SAS has made the very difficult decision to cancel in-person events until March 31, 2021.

We recognize that canceling our physical event presents some inconveniences to you. We are just as disappointed – nothing replaces the energy you get from being together in one location. But we are excited to connect and engage with you – just virtually. We remain open to hearing your feedback and how we can improve to give you the best experience possible. We are constantly working to produce new and valuable events and look forward to trying new things with you moving forward.

Canadian User Groups

Learn from your peers and SAS experts.

SAS User Groups provide an excellent opportunity to meet other SAS users, share knowledge and experience, and learn more about SAS solutions from colleagues, peers and SAS professionals. Whether you're a seasoned SAS software user with experiences to share or a newcomer who'd like to interact with other users, a user group is an excellent way to help you get the most value from your SAS technology.

Through presentations, demos, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions, SAS User Groups provide an excellent opportunity to expand your knowledge.  

  • Get an immediate return on your time investment. You can apply the techniques and skills you've learned as soon as you return to work.
  • Learn what's worked from other users and SAS professionals dealing with similar challenges.
  • Get to know other SAS users and tap into local SAS resources.
  • Learn about the latest software updates and features.

Find Your Nearest User Group and Get Involved

Don't Miss Our Virtual Events!

Choose Your Own Adventure

Pack your bags because in November, we're going on an adventure!

Featured Tour: Programming on SAS Viya - What You Need to Know
Tour Guide: Judy Orr

This presentation will introduce you to programming on SAS’s newest web-based platform SAS Viya. You will learn how to write SAS code to take advantage of this powerful environment.

Ask The Expert

Ask the Expert is a webinar series that focuses on a variety of topics geared to SAS users. The goal of the webinars is to provide insights into using SAS products to make the user’s job easier and empower him/her with the knowledge needed to be successful at his/her work. Each webinar concludes with a time for the audience to ask questions of the presenter. 

Register to watch the live webinar or watch it on-demand at your leisure.

Virtual Health User Group

There are so many SAS users across Canada doing great work in Health Care. The Virtual Health User Group (VHUG) aims to showcase what is being done in this industry, from coast to coast. All the while, connecting you with other brilliant minds. Now, more than ever, we aim to bring the health care communities together and encourage discussions to learn from one another.  Join us to experience the art of the possible.

Our inaugural meeting is on Thursday, October 29 at 1pm EST. We hope to see you there!

SAS Canada Community

The SAS Canada Community is an online forum for SAS users to connect with one another and share their knowledge. You'll find SAS Canada staff and thought leaders sharing their expertise through blogs, video interviews and group discussions. This community is a great place to grow both your knowledge and your network, and have a little fun at the same time! Join the conversation today.

SAS Canada Academic Program

The SAS Canada Academic Program works with 74 academic institutions across Canada to provide students, faculty, and researchers with access to software, training, publications, and more. Each year, over 8500 students use SAS in the classroom. SAS works with these students to foster industry-academic connections through professional development opportunities such as hackathons. These experiences provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to become tomorrow’s leaders. Learn more about the academic program, or how it can help you build a pipeline of talent for your organization.

SAS Analytics Explorers

SAS Analytics Explorers is an invitation-only group dedicated to exploring analytics, sharing knowledge, having fun and giving you a competitive edge in your career.
As a member, you will get to:

  • Build connections with experts across industries.
  • Access SAS resources and events.
  • Have fun and earn points to redeem special rewards.

Enrich your SAS experience by completing fun challenges in the User Groups Community channel - "User Groups, eh?" 

Customer Value Award

The Customer Value Award was created to honour and reward an individual for their ongoing support in their local SAS community. The recipient of the award will receive a trip to SAS Global Forum including: return airfare; hotel for up to 3 nights; registration costs; and an award to be presented at a special dinner at SAS Global Forum.

Examples include people who informally assist their peers, user group involvement or anyone who goes beyond the call of duty to assist SAS usage.  

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