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Membership

ACIC is a vibrant coalition of over 70 individuals, organizations, and institutions committed to creating a more just world. Our members look to engage fellow Atlantic Canadians in achieving global sustainability in a peaceful and healthy environment, with social justice, human dignity, and participation for all. Have you considered joining ACIC? Read more about the benefits of becoming a member.

Organizational Membership

To apply for ACIC Organizational Membership please download, read, and complete the Organizational Membership application form and return it to ACIC for consideration by the membership committee, by email to janelle@acic-caci.org.

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Individual Associate

To apply for ACIC membership as an individual associate, please download, read, and complete the Individual Associate application form and return it to ACIC for consideration by the membership committee by email to janelle@acic-caci.org.

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Please be advised - Prior to submitting a membership fee payment (whether an Associate or a Member) applicants must first be aprroved by the Membership Committee. After being notified of their acceptance, Members and Associates will be instructed to pay their membership fees.

Application processes should take no longer than 8 weeks. Please contact us if you have not had a response within that time frame.


Benefits to becoming a member and associate

Networking and Contacts
Membership with ACIC is a great way to network: with individuals, local organizations, Atlantic organizations and National organizations. Through ACIC you can find out who they are, what they are doing, where they work and what their future events will be.  You can also help others keep in touch with what your organization is doing.

Communication
ACIC has an e-bulletin that is emailed to members and supporters every two weeks. It keeps you up-to-date on news, job opportunities, events, and much more. We also publish a quarterly newsletter where members can publicize projects and learn about current issues. Member events and opportunities are also publicized through our website. ACIC acts an information clearinghouse to deal with information requests by the public/media about the international sector and our members. 

Professional Development Opportunities 
Each year ACIC holds a professional development workshop in each of the Atlantic provinces (members pay a reduced cost registration for workshops). Each spring, ACIC holds its Annual General Meeting and Symposium which includes professional development workshops, networking opportunities and panel sessions. These gatherings provide opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, sharing of experiences and best practices, and networking with others in the international development and global education sectors.

Direction
The ACIC is an Atlantic Council created by its members for its members. The members set directions for the Council’s policy, priorities, and procedures. ACIC responds to needs defined by people in Atlantic Canada and provides opportunities for individuals to become part of collective response.

Representation on Policy Issues 
Representation and advocacy on issues of relevance through ongoing communications with the Provincial/Regional Councils for International Cooperation, active participation in the Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC), and direct communication with Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and federal government, as necessary. 

Resources 
ACIC provides members with an informative quarterly Rendez-Vous Newsletter, a video lending library, access to ACIC developed materials, and a diverse resource library. ACIC also posts a call for proposals for its Member Public Engagement Fund in August. This fund provides recipients funds to support good practice and innovative methods of engaging Atlantic Canadians in global development issues.

Support
People in the Atlantic share a vision of justice, equality, ecological responsibility, and sustainable development. ACIC members are there to support each other.

Already a member? Make a safe and easy online membership payment today.

(Please note that a small transaction fee, included in the cost of membership, will apply.)

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