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Our vibrant coalition of Atlantic Cnindividuals, 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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

$150 for organizational membership

or $50 for student-led organizations

$35 for individual associates

or $25 for students

Apply for Membership

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

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

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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