Become a Member

Join our national conversation on international issues

How to Join

When joining the CIC, you have the option of affiliating with one of our 18 local branches or joining as a National Office Member. If there are no CIC branches near you, a National Office membership is an ideal option.

To join, renew or change your membership level please click on the appropriate link below.  The links open in a new window to Member365, our membership management system, which also uses the BAMBORA payment system.  BAMBORA will appear on your credit card statement.

Dual Membership (a reduced membership rate for two people at the same address, with one person designated as the primary member) – $115
Regular Membership – $75
Student Membership – $20
Young Professional Membership (up to the age of 40) – $45
NGO Memberships  (up to five people from the same organization can attend events as members) – $250

For corporate membership information ($500) and if you have any questions about your membership in general, please contact us at

When joining or renewing your membership there will also be options to add a donation or purchase a paper subscription to the International Journal.

Please note that your membership is not eligible for tax deduction purposes.

Your year-long membership begins on the day you join or renew.

You will see a membership number.  However, this is for our accounting purposes only.  A dual membership will have one membership/account number.

Your local branch receives an update of new and renewing members every Monday morning from the national office.

In collecting your personal data, the CIC pledges to treat your information with respect. For details about our privacy practices, please visit our privacy policy.

Why Become a Member?

The CIC provides a meeting place for anyone interested in Canada’s role in the world.  Whether it’s climate change, the rights of indigenous people, human rights, global health, conflict, security, politics, democracy, trade or any of the myriad shared issues facing the international community, for almost 100 years the CIC has provided a platform where Canadians can engage around important global issues.
Contributions from our members — through their subscriptions and participation in debate with speakers — play an integral role in sustaining the CIC.
Individual Membership Benefits

Event Access

Opportunities to take part in over 150 CIC events and events with partner organizations every year featuring world-class speakers. At our events, members receive free entry or discounted tickets.

Member-only Events

Opportunities to attend CIC member-only events.

The Network

Becoming part of a wide network of Canadians that take a proactive interest in global affairs located in 18 branches across the country and our Young Professional Network as well.

The Future

You will be helping to spearhead innovative, policy-driven research, support promising Canadian analysts and academics, raise citizen awareness of critical global issues, and nurture Canada’s most promising future foreign policy leaders.

The International Journal

Free online access (a minimum $100 value) and discounted print rates to International Journal, Canada’s pre-eminent academic journal on international relations.

The CIC Newsletter

A subscription to CIC’s member newsletter highlighting the latest news, events and articles of interest.

Open Canada

Support Open Canada, which is our online magazine that aims to engage Canadians from all walks of life in a conversation about foreign policy and international affairs. We do this by publishing, in English and French, analysis, commentary, reporting and personal stories that will encourage readers to become involved in shaping our increasingly complex and interconnected world.