MEMBERSHIP (according to CZCA By-laws)
- 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.
- For the purposes of registration, the number of members in the
Society is unlimited.
- 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.
- Membership in the Society shall not be transferable.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP
- Any individual who fits the criteria of the CZCA By-laws.
- Any organization which upholds the objectives of the Society
and contributes to the support of the Society through working
towards its goals.
- 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.
- Any individual ineligible for full membership by virtue of
age, i.e. less than eighteen years.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
Receipts will be provided. The membership fee is determined by
the Board of Directors.
- Fee paid as part of biennial CZC registration ($40 for two
- Annual membership from date of receipt of application ($20 per
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
- Support biennial CZC conference series.
- Participate in CZCA AGMs.
- Receipt of AGM minutes and copy of By-laws.
- Access to CZCA website.
- Promote further development of ICM.
- Receive CZC conference documents (selected).
- Participate in the interactions with organizations that have
formal links with CZCA.
- Participate in the selection process of the CZCA Biennial Award
for CZM Achievement.
- Membership in regional/provincial chapters of the Association
(where these exist).
- Networking with other CZCA members.
BECOMING A MEMBER
For further information on the CZCA or to become a member, please contact the CZCA Secretariat.