You may renew an existing IPAC Canada via your personal Online Membership Account if you created one for yourself in the past (see link below) Or, if you wish you can create a New Online Membership Account (see link below).
PLEASE NOTE: Our online system will not accept credit card payments from international applicants. If you reside outside of Canada, please remit payment via certified cheque or money order by mail.
You can also download a hard copy of the English or French Membership Application form below; simply fill it in with your payment information and send to the Membership Services Office.
New Member Contest:
Bring in a new member and you could win free membership! Deadline March 15, 2020. More information...
Effective January 1, 2020, membership fees are:
Individual membership - $223
Institutional membership - First representative - $311
Institutional membership - Additional representatives - $135
Students and Retired Members - $135
First-Time Individual Member* (first year only) - $135
GST/HST is not applicable on membership fees.
NEW! Newly-certified (CIC) Members in 2020 will receive a $50 discount off their 2021 membership fees upon 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 an institutional membership or those replacing a current member. The new member fee would only apply once in a member's lifetime.
2020 Membership Application Form (may be printed for mailed or faxed applications):
Online Membership Application (If you do not already have an online account - click here)
To renew an existing membership account, click the link below. Your user ID is likely your email address. NOTE: your user ID and password are NOT the same as the ones you have been assigned to access the Members Only Area of the IPAC Canada website, as Online Membership Accounts are on a separate platform.
- Renew membership online
- Edit member profile after registration
- FAQ's for Online Membership Account (pdf format)
- Benefits of Membership
- Membership Brochure (English)
- Membership Brochure (French)
- Membership Brochure - Dental
- Membership Brochure - EMS
- Membership Brochure - IPAC Designates
- Letter to Administrators
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.
Institutional: Employees of health care related institutions or agencies interested in fostering the purposes and objectives of the Association. Members must be at the same physical site. 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 Institution.
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 that the applicant is a full-time student attending an infection prevention and control related program.
Retired: Retired and not employed full time or 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 List of Corporate Sponsors for more information on Corporate Membership. Individual representatives of the Corporate Member may apply for Active/Professional Membership.
Partnerships with International Organizations
IPAC Canada is a member of the International Federation of Infection Control (IFIC).
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