Become a Member

Join our national conversation on international issues

Why Become an Individual Member?

Become a CIC member and join our national conversation on international issues. You’ll be be part of 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 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 independence of the CIC.

Individual Membership Benefits

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

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 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 CIC Newsletter

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

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.

Event Access

Opportunities to take part in over 100 CIC events and events with partner organizations every year featuring world class speakers.

Special Event Access

Opportunities to attend CIC and CIC partner events often with reduced entry fees.

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:

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

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

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

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.

Purchase or Renew Your Membership

Please complete the form below to either purchase a new membership or renew an existing membership. If you are an existing member, you will need to provide your full information again. 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”.