The Canadian Committee for the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms (CCToMM) has been a committee member of the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM) for almost 40 years. This article summarizes CCToMM’s contributions to the promotion of mechanism and machine science both within Canada and internationally. Despite its mercurial beginnings, membership has grown to be stable, and has seen a steady growth in the past few years. CCToMM has organized its own successful technical symposium biennially since 2001, as well as a symposium within another forum. Prior to that, CCToMM sponsored annual theory of machines and mechanisms (TMM) symposia within other forums. Members of CCToMM regularly participate in IFToMM sponsored conferences. CCToMM also vigorously promotes student membership. An elected student representative sits on the Executive Council. CCToMM has thus fulfilled its mandate by being successful in promoting Canadian interest in, and the visibility of, mechanism and machine science.

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Hayes, M.J.D, Boudreau, R. (R.), Carretero, J.A. (J. A.), & Podhorodeski, R.P. (R. P.). (2011). Contributions to the promotion of mechanism and machine science by the IFToMM Canadian community (CCToMM). In Technology Developments: the Role of Mechanism and Machine Science and IFToMM (pp. 257–264). doi:10.1007/978-94-007-1300-0_21