The CCWH holds an Annual General Meeting during the annual Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities. Members of the Executive are then elected.
The Executive consists of the Chair, Associate Chair/CCWH Newsletter Editor, English-language Secretary, French-language Secretary, Treasurer (appointed by the Associate Chair), Webmaster, five Regional Representatives (Atlantic Provinces, Quebec, Ontario, Prairies and British Columbia, NWT, and Yukon), an Independent Scholars Representative, an International Federation for Research in Women's History Representative.
The Executive also includes two student representatives, who are elected annually by the CCWH and subject to the approval of the CHA Graduate Students' Committee.
Finally, the CCWH also includes a non-executive position, the CCWH email list editor, who is selected by the Executive.