Become a Member

Join our national conversation on international issues

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.
Purchase or Renew Your Membership

Please complete the form below to either purchase a new one-year membership or renew an existing one. Scroll down to find out more about pricing and membership benefits.

If you are an existing member, you will need to provide your full information again. If possible, please use the same information and spelling as in your last membership renewal.

If you have questions about your membership, please contact your local CIC branch – the contact information can be found here.

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

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.

For members not located within 50 km of a branch, please select “National Office”

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.
How to Join

Register by choosing one of our four membership levels:

Dual Membership (two people at the same address) – $115
Regular Membership – $75
Student Membership – $20
Young Professional Membership – $45

Corporate Membership (5x) – $1000
NGO Membership (5x) – $250

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 18 local branches or joining as a National Member.

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

National Members have all the benefits of CIC membership and receive a 10% discount on their membership fee. To join the “National Office” as your branch affiliation when prompted in the membership form below.