What are the benefits?
By joining the CC-IUCN, you will demonstrate your leadership in the conservation of nature in Canada. In addition to contributing to the committee, you will have the opportunity to learn from and network with approximately 30 Canadian member organizations and 40 individuals, including government agencies, NGOs, Indigenous Peoples’ organizations and scientific and academic institutions.
Being a member of the CC-IUCN provides extensive opportunities to amplify your message amongst Canada’s conservation community. Members become part of a collective of like-minded individuals who are passionate about important issues relating to biodiversity in Canada.
At CC-IUCN annual gatherings, members from across the country come together to discuss timely and pressing topics related to conservation. The gathering is an opportunity to develop and deepen relationships and foster collaborations. It provides a space for organisations and individuals to share their work and progress with one another.
There are specific benefits to joining the CC-IUCN depending on whether you are also a member of the IUCN.
BENEFITS FOR NON-IUCN MEMBERS TO JOIN THE CANADIAN COMMITTEE (CC-IUCN):
- Direct updates on news, resources, emerging issues, and global trends in conservation
- Affordable membership for individuals and smaller organisations with limited budgets
- Opportunities to provide feedback on the IUCN programme and processes (CC-IUCN is the direct in-country liaison with the IUCN)
- Access to a national network of scientists and decision-makers
- Youth sponsorship opportunities
BENEFITS FOR IUCN MEMBERS TO JOIN THE CANADIAN COMMITTEE:
- Learn how the CC-IUCN is actioning the mandate of the IUCN in Canada
- Strengthen Canada’s sphere of influence at the IUCN World Conservation Congress where resolutions and recommendations are passed
- Become part of a national collective recognized globally on important biodiversity issues
- Amplify your ability to assess and debate conservation and development challenges at the IUCN international arena
- Develop partnerships with governments and NGOs in Canada
- Strengthen your credibility and capacity through association with a respected national group of key scientists, decision-makers, and managers
Membership in the Canadian Committee is open to individuals and organizations that share and support the objectives of the IUCN and the CC-IUCN.
Applications may be made at any time during the year and are approved by the Board of Directors.
- Government: Government departments, Crown corporations, agencies or related organizations at the federal, provincial, territorial or municipal level.
- Non-governmental Organizations (NGO): Not-for-profit organizations, accredited institutions of higher learning, research institutes or other groups whose purpose aligns with the objectives of the IUCN and CC-IUCN.
- Individual: open to any person interested in furthering the objects of the IUCN and the CC-IUCN. Please include a copy of your CV with your application form.
- Student: Individuals interested in furthering the objectives of the IUCN and the CC-IUCN and are currently enrolled in a full-time program. Please submit a copy of your CV and valid proof of school enrolment with your application form.
- Youth: Individuals interested in furthering the objects of the IUCN and the CC-IUCN and who are under the age of 30 at the time of application. Please include a copy of your CV with your application form.
MEMBERSHIP DUES AND EXPIRY POLICY:
Annual membership fees:
All memberships are on a calendar year basis. Membership fees received prior to October 1 of any given year are applied to the current calendar year. Membership fees paid after October 1 will be applied to the next calendar year, although you will be considered a member from the time you join. Membership fees are non-refundable.
Members who are in default of paying membership dues for two calendar years will automatically cease to be members of the CC-IUCN.
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