Coastal Zone Canada Association

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MEMBERSHIP (according to CZCA By-laws)

  1. The subscribers to the Application for Incorporation under the Canada Corporations Act and such other persons as shall be admitted to membership in accordance to these by-laws, and none other, shall be members of the Society, and their names shall be registered in the Register of Members accordingly.
  2. For the purposes of registration, the number of members in the Society is unlimited.
  3. Every member of the Society shall be entitled to attend any meeting of the Society, to vote at any meeting of the Society and to hold any office.
  4. Membership in the Society shall not be transferable.
  5. The following shall be admitted to membership in the society: any individual of any nationality, aged eighteen (18) years or older, who upholds the objectives of the Society and contributes to the support of the Society through working towards its goals.
  6. No formal admission to membership shall be required and the entry in the Register of Members by the Secretary of the name and address of any organization or individual shall constitute an admission to membership in the Society.
  7. Membership in the Society shall cease upon the death of a member or if, by notice in writing to the Society, he/she resigns his/her membership, or if he/she ceases to qualify for membership in accordance with these by-laws.


  1. Individual
    • Any individual who fits the criteria of the CZCA By-laws.
  2. Corporate
    • Any organization which upholds the objectives of the Society and contributes to the support of the Society through working towards its goals.
  3. Sustaining
    • Any individual 1 or organization 2 who/which wishes to contribute more substantially to the CZCA on an annual basis, as recognized by the Board of Directors.
  4. Youth
    • Any individual ineligible for full membership by virtue of age, i.e. less than eighteen years.
  5. Honorary
    • From time to time, the Board may nominate an individual to become an Honorary Member of the Association. Honorary Membership is reserved for individuals who have made a significant and outstanding contribution towards furthering the aims of the Association. Honorary membership is intended to provide a way for the Association to recognize and honour exceptional individuals who have promoted the appreciation, awareness and understanding of the uniqueness and value of coastal areas; and have made an exemplary contribution towards promoting the sustainable use and development of Canadian and international coastal areas.
    • Honorary Members are life members, receive all the benefits of regular members, and are entitled to attend the biennial conferences of the Association without payment of the conference registration fee. Honorary Members may be asked to undertake some duties at the conferences they attend, such as chair a session, make a presentation, be a member of a panel, present awards, etc.
    • Nominations for Honorary Membership shall be presented by the Board to the AGM, and must be ratified by the members present. Ratification shall be by general consensus, and a recorded vote shall not be held unless one is called for from a member present at the AGM. In the case of a recorded vote, approval of the Honorary Member shall be by simple majority of those members present and eligible to vote at an AGM.


Votes will be on an individual basis only, i.e. Corporate and Sustaining members will have one designated vote per membership. Members in the youth category will be ineligible to vote.


  1. Fee paid as part of biennial CZC registration ($40 for two years), or
  2. Annual membership from date of receipt of application ($20 per year).
Receipts will be provided. The membership fee is determined by the Board of Directors.


  1. Support biennial CZC conference series.
  2. Participate in CZCA AGMs.
  3. Receipt of AGM minutes and copy of By-laws.
  4. Access to CZCA website.
  5. Promote further development of ICM.
  6. Receive CZC conference documents (selected).
  7. Participate in the interactions with organizations that have formal links with CZCA.
  8. Participate in the selection process of the CZCA Biennial Award for CZM Achievement.
  9. Membership in regional/provincial chapters of the Association (where these exist).
  10. Networking with other CZCA members.


For further information on the CZCA or to become a member, please contact the CZCA Secretariat.