Criteria & Benefits

Who are BCCIC Members?


A BCCIC member is an organization, group, private entity or individual based in British Columbia who supports projects overseas and/or promotes an understanding of sustainable development and global citizenship through related work within the province.

Members join an active group of British Columbians engaged in international cooperation and dedicated to sustainable human development for all. With over 100 members and growing, the BCCIC network is a provincial hub for local-global sustainable development providing space and opportunity for civil society to come together alongside other community stakeholders to learn and grow with one another. 

As growing and thriving network, BCCIC actively seeks new members and partnerships that align with our mission of engaging our members and others to share knowledge, build relationships, and develop their capacity towards achieving sustainable global development.

Who can become a BCCIC Member?

Organizational Membership (Full Membership)

To qualify for full membership with BCCIC, an applicant must:
  • be a non-profit organization registered in British Columbia or
  • a non-profit organization registered in Canada and working in British Columbia, or
  • a BC based research center or academic entity affiliated with a recognized British Columbia college, university or School District or
  • a registered Chapter of BCCIC with a minimum of 5 BCCIC individual chapter members


Further, the applicant must also:
  • Adhere to the Society’s constitution, mission statement and bylaws
  • Have been an incorporated society for at least two years
  • Accept the Istanbul CSO Development Effectiveness Principles as integral in guiding the work of their organization.
  • Be an identifiable provincial or local organization including a membership constituency with an elected executive
  • Have a provincial/local annual budget related to its overseas projects and/or international development education program of activities geared to its local and/or provincial constituency
  • Show evidence of commitment to international development education programming
  • Engage in sustainable development work in Canada and/or around the world in the context of universality and reciprocity
  • Provide representation to and participation in BCCIC activities as appropriate and when necessary 
  • Acknowledge that the only spokespersons for the Society are BCCIC Board of Directors, BCCIC Executive Director or a BCCIC designated spokesperson
  • Pay an annual membership fee


Chapter Membership Criteria

Chapter membership falls under BCCIC's 'full membership' category. A new addition to BCCIC’s membership offerings, please see the ‘Chapters’ section of the website for details on Chapter creation and commitments.

Affiliate Membership Criteria

To qualify for affiliate membership with BCCIC, an applicant must:
  • be an organization, union, group, coalition, institution or private sector enterprise or
  • does not choose to be a full member, or
  • does not currently fulfil all the criteria for full membership.


Further, the applicant must also:
  • Adhere to the Society’s constitution, mission statement and bylaws
  • Accept the Istanbul CSO Development Effectiveness Principles as integral in guiding the work of their organization
  • Engage in sustainable development work in Canada and/or around the world in the context of universality and reciprocity.
  • Acknowledge that the only spokespersons for the Society are BCCIC Board of Directors, BCCIC Executive Director or a BCCIC designated spokesperson
  • Pay an annual membership fee


Individual Membership Criteria

To qualify for individual membership with BCCIC an applicant must:
  • Be a person interested in sustainable development and the work of the Society


Further, the applicant must also:
  • Adhere to the Society’s constitution, mission statement and bylaws
  • Accept the Istanbul CSO Development Effectiveness Principles as integral in guiding their thinking and exploration of sustainable development.
  • acknowledge that the only spokespersons for the Society it’s the BCCIC Board of Directors, BCCIC Executive Director or a BCCIC designated spokesperson
  • Pay an annual membership fee

Summary of Services and Benefits of Membership:


Communication
Non-Member Individual Member $30 Affiliate Member$50 Full Organizational Member $150-$500
Receive BCCIC’s monthly e-Newsletter
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X
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General circulation of members' news via Twitter, Facebook, Website  
X
X
X
Receive up to date notable announcements from Global Affairs Canada (call for proposals, consultations etc.)  
X
X
X
Opportunity to contribute to the e-newsletter on a monthly basis  
X
X
X
Online profile on the BCCIC website    
X
 X
BCCIC will post your job/volunteer/intern postings free of charge      
X


Programming
Non-Member Individual Member $30 Affiliate Member$50 Full Organizational Member $150-$500
Priority participation in provincial and/or federal consultations on development and/or policy issues
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X
X
X
Free access to BCCIC Webinars and online learning  
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X
X
Priority access to networking opportunities with like-minded colleagues across all sectors  
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X
X
Ability to partner with BCCIC to host lunch & learn sessions with visiting partners or other topics of interest  
X
X
X
Ability to send representatives to the AGM/AGA  
One entry (non-transferable)
One entry (transferable within group)
Two entries (transferable within group) 


Funding
Non-Member Individual Member $30 Affiliate Member$50 Full Organizational Member $150-$500
Access to travel subsidies      
X
Opportunity to collaborate with BCCIC on consortia funding opportunities      
X
Ability to nominate a Southern Partner for the International Award of Leadership      
X


Governance
Non-Member Individual Member $30 Affiliate Member$50 Full Organizational Member $150-$500
Opportunity to stand for election to the BCCIC Board of Directors  
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X
X
Opportunity to contribute to the governance of the network by voting at the AGM      
X


Miscellaneous
Non-Member Individual Member $30 Affiliate Member$50 Full Organizational Member $150-$500
Opportunity to use the BCCIC boardroom for your meetings  
X
X
X
Matching interested volunteers/potential interns with members      
X

If you have any questions about full membership with the council, please feel free to connect with Kareen Wong anytime at 604-899-4475 or kareen@bccic.ca.

Voting Rights


BCCIC is a membership-based organization comprised primarily of groups and representatives of collectives. As such, our governance structure and voting regulations are reflective of the council’s collective nature. When an issue is put to vote, each vote is viewed as representing the sentiments of a collective, rather than the sole sentiment of the representative holding the voting card. 

Individual members do not have the ability to vote on their own behalf, however, individual members have the opportunity to either form, or join a BCCIC Chapter which allows a group of individual members to have a single collective vote.