Become a Member

Join a Global Community, Be a Member of the CIC

Why Become an Individual Member?

Become a CIC member and join a diverse and influential network of individuals and organizations who take a proactive interest in global affairs and value opportunities to share, debate and develop ideas on critical international issues. Our members come from a diverse range of backgrounds, including the worlds of politics, business, media, academia and NGOs. Contributions from our members — through their subscriptions and participation in debate with speakers — play an integral role in sustaining the independence of the CIC.

Individual Membership Benefits

As a member of the CIC, you will enjoy a number of benefits, including:

Event Access

Free access to over 100 yearly events nationwide;

International Journal

Free online access and discounted print rates to International Journal, Canada’s pre-eminent academic journal on international relations;

Exclusive Content

Free access to exclusive digital content;


A subscription to CIC’s member newsletter;

Special Event Pricing

Exclusive discounted pricing for CIC special events and conferences;

Partner Discounts

Through a series of ever-growing partnerships with select publications, services and retailers, CIC members receive exclusive discounts:

  • Exclusive Globe and Mail subscription rates: 1) Home Delivery + Full Digital Access for $7.87/week for the first 24 weeks or 2) 59% off Digital Only Access at $2.49/week for the first 12 weeks;
  • 5% off Via Rail Canada fares;
  • 20% off an iPolitics annual subscription;
  • 10% discount for adult courses & certification through Alliance Francaise – Canada’s largest french language school.

View full offer details here.

How to Join

Register by choosing one of our four membership levels from the pricing table below.

If you have any questions about your membership, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Want to join the CIC, but not located near a CIC branch?

In joining the CIC, you have the option of affiliating with one of our 15 local branches through a Regular Membership or joining as a National Member.

If there are no CIC branches in close proximity to you, a National Membership is an ideal option.

While National Members do not receive free or discounted access to special events at an affiliated branch, they have all the benefits of CIC membership and receive a 10% discount on their membership fee. To join as a National Member, follow the special “Join as a National Member” button below.

Purchase or Renew Individual Membership


Full-time students eligible

Young Professional

Under 35 years of age


Save 34% when purchasing for two individuals at the same address

National Member

Receive a 10% discount on our other membership types if you are not near a CIC branch.

The issues are crucial. The timing is urgent. The opportunity to play a role in defining Canada’s place in the world is here.