Benefits of Associate Membership

Associate Memberships are available by invitation only, to select private organizations that provide key supports or services to British Columbia’s local governments.

To be considered for Associate Membership, firms must have a demonstrable history of professional and/or volunteer support for local governments or related professional bodies. Firms that compete directly with any of our Regular Members are also ineligible for Associate Membership, unless an exemption is granted by the affected member and the CivicInfo BC Board of Directors. Advocacy organizations are considered for Associate Membership on a case-by-case basis, provided they do not have antagonistic relationships with our Regular Members.

Associate Membership does not constitute an endorsement of any kind by the CivicInfo BC Society, the CivicInfo BC Board of Directors, or CivicInfo BC staff.

If your firm meets our criteria, and you are interested in becoming an Associate Member, please email [email protected] for a link to the application form.  Associate Members receive: 
  • Basic access to a contact list tool, subject to appropriate use and Canada Anti-Spam Legislation compliance. Our directories feature over 10,000 local government staff and elected officials from across British Columbia, as well as contacts from most municipal agencies and associations.
  • Access to our CivicStats on-line data visualization and statistics platform, featuring over 4 million BC local government data-points.
  • A listing in our Associate Members directory which includes your logo, a brief description of your organization, general contact information, and a list of your key staff.  CivicInfo BC’s directories receive over 1 million views per year.
  • The ability to list training opportunities in our event calendar, when such opportunities are primarily focused on local government staff and elected officials, and subject to CivicInfo BC editorial approval.
  • Complimentary advertising space in our weekly email newsletters. (20 ads per year, max.) Newsletters are delivered weekly to thousands of local government professionals across British Columbia.
  • Login access to our Members' Site, through which Associate Members can access and manage their CivicInfo BC services.

The annual cost of an Associate Membership is $349 plus tax. A discounted rate of $249 plus tax is available for organizations with three employees or fewer.