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Membership Fees and Categories

IPAC Canada Membership Fees

2024 membership fees are:

  • Individual membership - $228
  • Group Membership - First representative - $302
  • Group Membership - Additional representatives - $152
  • Students and Retired Members - $138
  • First-Time New Individual member* (first year) - $138

GST is not applicable to membership fees. 

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International Applicants from Developing Countries: Registrants from a developing country as identified at https://unctad.org/topic/least-developed-countries/list may register at no fee. International members will receive all the benefits of membership, including access to resources and voting rights. Printed publications will not be mailed, but a link to digital files will be provided. The application form must be completed and submitted at the first application and annual renewal.

Reduced Fee for New Members: In the first year of their membership, new individual members will be levied a fee equal to the student or retired fee. The reduced fee will not apply to those in a Group Membership or those replacing a current member. The new member fee would only apply once in a member's lifetime. Newly-certified (CIC, a-IPC or LTC-CIP) Members in 2023 are eligible to receive a $50 discount off their 2024 membership fees upon renewal. The discount will only be given once in a member's lifetime.

Categories of Membership

Active/Professional: Individuals occupationally or professionally involved in the practice of Infection Prevention and Control and/or Epidemiology. May vote, hold office and serve on committees. This category also includes Industry/Business members who are directly responsible for products and services related to Infection Prevention and Control.

Group Membership: Employees of health care related institutions or agencies interested in fostering the purposes and objectives of the Association. Group Members must work at the same physical site OR report to the same Direct Supervisor.  Representatives receive the same benefits as Active members. Membership will stay with the person for the remainder of the membership year unless they otherwise agree to transfer membership to another representative of the Group.

Student: Full-time student attending a full-time infection control related program. May not vote or hold elected office.   May serve on committees. Applications for Student membership must be accompanied by a letter of attestation from their employer that the applicant is a full-time student working to a maximum of half time equivalent (.5FTE), attending an infection prevention and control related program. Current students of any IPAC Canada endorsed program qualify for Student rate while enrolled in the program.

Retired: Retired and not employed full time nor seeking full time employment in Infection Prevention and Control. This is a non-voting membership. May not vote or hold elected office. May serve on committees.

Corporate Membership: Companies/corporations/agencies which support the objectives of IPAC Canada and provide additional support to IPAC Canada. The company is the member of IPAC Canada. Corporate Member representatives are non-voting and may not hold elected office. They may serve on committees. See Benefits of Corporate Membership for more information on Corporate Membership. Individual representatives of the Corporate Member may apply for Active/Professional Membership.