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Our vibrant coalition of Atlantic Canadian individuals, organizations, and institutions are committed to creating a more just, equitable and sustainable world. Our members work on achieving a peaceful and healthy environment, with social justice, human dignity and participation for all.

Organizations based in Atlantic Canada can join our membership as an organizational member, while Atlantic Canadians can join as individual associates.

Why should you join?

Membership Benefits

1

Expand your network

As a member of ACIC, you'll be part of a vibrant network that connects you with people, local organizations, and important groups working in the international cooperation sector, across the Atlantic region and at a national level. You'll have the opportunity to learn about their work, interact with them at their upcoming events, and learn what they're up to. Plus, you can share updates about your own organization, creating valuable connections and collaborations.

2

Professional and Capacity Development Opportunities

We believe in your growth and expertise. ACIC hosts annual professional development workshops in the Atlantic provinces to enable knowledge sharing. These opportunities are spaces to learn new skills and gain practical knowledge. As a member, you'll enjoy free or discounted registration for these workshops. You'll be invited along with all our members, to join us at our flagship events, our Annual General Meeting, Symposium and networking opportunities to connect with peers, share experiences, and learn best practices in international development and global education.

3

Funding, Grants and Awards

As ACIC Members, you can apply for our grants and awards. For our workshops and capacity building opportunities, members can apply for travel bursaries and workshop ticket bursaries. Every year, our members play an integral role in nominating and selecting the winner of the Shirley Case Leadership Award. Our members can apply for our funds every year, including for Organizational and Individual Membership Public Engagement Fund, partner with us for International Development Week, and for our Partnership Engagement Fund. We also regularly share opportunities for funding, grants and awards with our membership through our communication channels.

4

Your Voice Matters: Member-Driven Approach

At ACIC, your voice matters. We are a council created by our members, for our members. This means you actively participate in shaping ACIC's policies, priorities, and procedures, ensuring they align with your needs and aspirations. Our member-driven approach fosters a sense of ownership and shared purpose, driving collective responses to challenges and opportunities within the international development and global education landscape. Our member-based committees offer space to direct dialogue, and ACIC programming.

5

Stay updated and engaged

ACIC keeps you informed and engaged through our communication channels. You'll receive news, job opportunities, funding opportunities from the sector, and upcoming event details right to your inbox. We also share member events and opportunities on our website and social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Threads. If you need information about the international sector or our members, we're here to help. We also share updates and opportunities from Global Affairs Canada and national and international agencies.

6

Regional, National and International Representation

We advocate for issues that are important to you. As current hosts of the Inter-Council Network, we offer a space to network and learn from other organizations across the country. We help facilitate leadership roles within regional, national and international dialogues for our membership. As members and partners of Cooperation Canada, Global Affairs Canada, and the federal government, we make sure your concerns are heard and addressed.

7

A Supportive Community with a Shared Vision

We are a community united by a vision of justice, equality, environmental responsibility, and sustainable development in the Atlantic region. ACIC members are always there to support each other, making a positive impact together. Want to connect with a subject matter expert? Want to run your idea by someone, or looking for an organization to partner with? Reach out to us or other members, and we'll help you form those connections.

Regular Membership

Eligiblity

An organization is eligible for Regular membership if.. a) it is associated with international development projects in developing countries and/or with international development education programming, primarily in Atlantic Canada. b) it is a registered or incorporated non-profit society, institution, or non-governmental organization. c) it has clearly defined membership/constituency and activities; d) it accepts, promotes and supports the aims and objectives of ACIC including the by-laws, programs and activities, and has the capacity and commitment to actively engage in the work of the council; e) it does not have as a focus the intention of converting others to a particular set of religious beliefs (it is non proselytizing); f) it maintains the annual membership fee to ACIC paid to date and is able to report to ACIC on activities both local and international; g) it maintains representation in person or through proxy to the Annual General Meeting.

Cost

$150

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Associate Membership

Eligiblity

An organization is eligible for Associate membership if... a) it supports the Mission Statement and by-laws of ACIC, but does not meet all the criteria for full membership. b) it has clearly defined membership/constituency and activities; c) it does not have as a focus the intention of converting others to a particular set of religious beliefs (it is non proselytizing); d) it accepts, promotes and supports the aims and objectives of ACIC including the by-laws, programs and activities, and has the capacity and commitment to actively engage in the work of the council; e) it maintains the annual membership fee to ACIC paid to date and is able to report to ACIC on activities both local and international; f) it maintains representation in person or through proxy to the Annual General Meeting.

Cost

$75

Application processes should take no longer than 4 weeks.
Please contact us if you have not had a response within that time frame.

Individual/Student

Eligiblity

Individuals are eligible for membership in ACIC if ... a) she/he accepts, promotes and supports the aims and objectives of ACIC including the by-laws, programs and activities, and has the capacity and commitment to actively engage in the work of the council; b) she/he maintains the annual individual membership fee paid to date. c) she/he maintains representation in person or through proxy to the Annual General Meeting.

Cost

$35/$25

To apply for membership, please fill out the application form. Once we receive your completed form, and our Membership Committee (formed of Board Members, Staff and other Members) approves your application. If you need assistance in the application process, would like more information, or are hoping to renew your membership, please reach out to us at membership@acic-caci.org.

Membership Types

Pay Your Membership Fees Here

Please only pay your membership fees if a member of our team has reached out to you, and confirmed your application. 

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