Become a member

What are the benefits?

By joining the CCIUCN you are demonstrating your leadership in the conservation of nature in Canada.  You will be able to harness the knowledge, resources and reach of approximately 30 Canadian Member organizations and 40 individuals, including government agencies, NGOs large and small, Indigenous Peoples’ organisations and scientific and academic institutions.  

Being a part of the Canadian IUCN community provides extensive networking opportunities and enables you to spread and amplify your organization’s messages to the Canadian conservation community. Through the CCIUCN, members become part of a collective and a voice on important issues specific to Canada. The CCIUCN hosts an annual gathering to discuss timely and pressing topics.

There are specific benefits to joining the CCIUCN depending on if you are, or are not, a member of the IUCN.

Benefits for non-IUCN member to join the Canadian Committee:

  • CCIUCN is the direct in-country liaison with the IUCN. You can stay up to date on new resources that come available, emerging issues, global trends and provide feedback at upcoming meetings and events
  • Increase your capacity by accessing the network of CCIUCN members, including scientists and decision-makers
  • Learn how the CCIUCN is actioning the mandate of the IUCN in Canada
  • Inspire and support the next generation through youth sponsorship

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

I’m interested. How do I become a member?

Membership in the Canadian Committee is open to individuals and organizations that share and support the objectives of the IUCN and the CCIUCN.

Membership applications may be made at any time during the year (but see Membership Expiry Policy below) and are approved by the Board of Directors.

Membership Categories:

  • Government: Government departments, crown corporations, agencies or related organization 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 CCIUCN.
  • Individual: open to any person interested in furthering the objects of the IUCN and the CCIUCN. Please include a copy of your C.V. with your application form.
  • Student: Individuals interested in furthering the objects of the IUCN and the CCIUCN and currently enrolled in a full-time program. Please submit a copy of your C.V. and valid proof of school enrolment with your application form.
  • Youth: Individuals interested in furthering the objects of the IUCN and the CCIUCN and who are under the age of 30 at the time of application. Please include a copy of your C.V. with your application form.

Membership Dues and Expiry Policy:

Annual membership fees:
Government: $1,000
NGO: $100
Individual: $40
Student: $15
Youth: $15

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.


To apply for CCIUCN membership, download and complete the CC-IUCN membership application  for individuals or the CC-IUCN membership application for organizations and send to:

CC-IUCN Secretariat

P.O. Box 3443, Station D

Ottawa, ON K1P 6P4