Become a Member

Join our national conversation on international issues
Why Become a Member?
Become a CIC member and join our national conversation on international issues. You’ll be be part of a diverse 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 wide 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 CIC.
Purchase or Renew Your Membership
Please complete the form below to either purchase a new 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. You may request a record of all of your personal data collected, by contacting with the subject line “Personal Data Request”.

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

Event Access

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

Member-only Events

Opportunities to attend CIC member-only events.

The People

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 Network

Becoming part of a wide network of Canadians that take a proactive interest in global affairs located in 15 branches across the country.

The International Journal

Free online access (a minimum $90 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.

Partner Discounts

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

  • 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:

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 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 the “National Office” as your branch affiliation when prompted in the membership form below.