ACIC is a vibrant coalition of over 60 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 Fees are $150 or $50 for student-led organizations.

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 Fees are $35or $25 for students.

Please be advised - Prior to submitting a membership fee payment (whether an Associate or a Member) applicants must first be approved 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.


ACIC publishes a Newsletter that is emailed to members and supporters at the beginning of every month. It keeps you up to date on news, job opportunities, events, and much more. Member events and opportunities are also publicized through our website, and promoted through our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. ACIC acts as an information clearinghouse to deal with information requests by the public/media about the international sector and our members, as well as an intermediary between actors in the sector and the federal government through Global Affairs Canada.

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 (2019: AGM in June, Symposium in October) 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.


ACIC is a 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. 


ACIC provides members with an informative monthly 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 Members’ Public Engagement Fund annually in August. This fund provides recipients funds to support good practice and innovative methods of engaging Atlantic Canadians in global development issues.


People in the Atlantic share a vision of justice, equality, environmental responsibility, and sustainable development. We see year over year that ACIC members are there to support each other.

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