Three Tiers of Membership

Family Service Canada has three categories of membership available. Each one is best suited to a particular type of organization and has a distinct level of participation and benefits. Click through the tabs below for more information about each membership tier.

If you’re interested in joining Family Service Canada, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page. You’ll also find the form on our contact page.

This level of membership is available to agencies across Canada that provide direct community social services. Most of our members fit into this category. The membership year is from April 1 to March 31. Dues range from $470 up to $3,500 and are based on your agency’s annual operating budget.

As a principal member, you and your organization will benefit from your peers’ shared knowledge and experience. You will also contribute to the social service sector’s growth by sharing your expertise and experiences with your colleagues.

Benefits of Principal Membership

Networking Open the door to new relationships with a diverse group of colleagues across Canada. Each of us brings different skills and perspectives, but we all lead family-serving agencies. You can gain relevant and ongoing opportunities for inspiration, idea-sharing, and problem-solving.
No more working in isolation More than networking, membership with Family Service Canada can help you create deeper connections with other Executive Directors. We can support you and help boost your confidence when challenges arise in your organization.
Nationwide communication Gain access to online, interactive communication tools, including a member-only resource library and a private LinkedIn group. We’re always working to create opportunities for members to share ideas, identify emerging issues, and participate in ongoing dialogue about current challenges with colleagues in other parts of Canada.
National Perspective Many of our members have noticed changes often appear in one region before trending across the country. Collaborating with agencies in other parts of the country can help you prepare for growing issues. Applying what others have learned can help you address challenges at your local or regional level.
Support for New or Upcoming Leaders Each of us who is an executive director or CEO knows the excitement and the challenge of stepping into that role for the first time. Membership can help you connect with seasoned leaders of community-based social service agencies who can offer experience, guidance, and other useful insights.
Community of Learning Our annual Community of Learning provides for in-person interactions, learning opportunities, dialogues, leadership training for up and coming staff, and information sharing. Members benefit from one free seat at the conference, making it easier to bring your second in command or your successor.
Governance Experience Members can serve on the board of Family Service Canada and gain a wealth of governance experience through leadership on a national board. Interested members stand for election at the Annual General Meeting, held each autumn.
Voting Rights Principal membership comes with full voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting. Claim your voice in the strategic directions of Family Service Canada to ensure it continues to meet your needs and remains relevant to your organization’s work.
Share Job Postings Access new circles of talent. Let your colleagues know about job opportunities in your agency through our job post distribution system.
Consideration to be an FSEAP provider Members can apply for consideration to become FSEAP providers in their area. There are specific criteria that need to be met. More details are available by contacting info@fseap.ca.
Rights to use the FSC Logo Collaboration is becoming increasingly important in the sector. Use of the FSC logo in your print or online materials can signal to funders or governments, your commitment to working closely with others to improve client service.
The Supporting Membership tier is most suitable for organizations such as provincial and national organizations or those from outside the sector with collaborative interests. Dues are $50 per year.

This level of membership could be for you if your organization

  1. works with or supports community-based social service agencies;
  2. supports the goals of Family Service Canada; and
  3. your work helps us further our mission.

A Supporting Membership provides opportunities to participate in dialogue with members. Through those conversations, you can gain insight into the opportunities and challenges faced by agencies in the sector. You can also provide your perspective and help shape the future of community-based social services in Canada.

Our third membership tier is the Honourary Membership. It’s our way to recognize individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the sector or other collaborative interests with Family Service Canada. This level of membership is by invitation only, and there are no fees.

Honourary Members receive acknowledgement on our website, and we welcome them to participate in conversations with other members. We will benefit from your perspective and experience.

Three Tiers of Membership

Family Service Canada has three categories of membership available. Each one is best suited to a particular type of organization and has a distinct level of participation and benefits. Click through the tabs below for more information about each membership tier.

If you’re interested in joining Family Service Canada, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page. You’ll also find the form on our contact page.

This level of membership is available to agencies across Canada that provide direct community social services. Most of our members fit into this category. The membership year is from April 1 to March 31. Dues range from $470 up to $3,500 and are based on your agency’s annual operating budget.

As a principal member, you and your organization will benefit from your peers’ shared knowledge and experience. You will also contribute to the social service sector’s growth by sharing your expertise and experiences with your colleagues.

Benefits of Principal Membership

Networking
Open the door to new relationships with a diverse group of colleagues across Canada. Each of us brings different skills and perspectives, but we all lead family-serving agencies. You can gain relevant and ongoing opportunities for inspiration, idea-sharing, and problem-solving.

No more working in isolation
More than networking, membership with Family Service Canada can help you create deeper connections with other Executive Directors. We can support you and help boost your confidence when challenges arise in your organization.

Nationwide communication
Gain access to online, interactive communication tools, including a member-only resource library and a private LinkedIn group. We’re always working to create opportunities for members to share ideas, identify emerging issues, and participate in ongoing dialogue about current challenges with colleagues in other parts of Canada.

National Perspective
Many of our members have noticed changes often appear in one region before trending across the country. Collaborating with agencies in other parts of the country can help you prepare for growing issues. Applying what others have learned can help you address challenges at your local or regional level.

Support for New or Upcoming Leaders
Each of us who is an executive director or CEO knows the excitement and the challenge of stepping into that role for the first time. Membership can help you connect with seasoned leaders of community-based social service agencies who can offer experience, guidance, and other useful insights.

Community of Learning
Our annual Community of Learning provides for in-person interactions, learning opportunities, dialogues, leadership training for up and coming staff, and information sharing. Members benefit from one free seat at the conference, making it easier to bring your second in command or your successor.

Governance Experience
Members can serve on the board of Family Service Canada and gain a wealth of governance experience through leadership on a national board. Interested members stand for election at the Annual General Meeting, held each autumn.

Voting Rights
Principal membership comes with full voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting. Claim your voice in the strategic directions of Family Service Canada to ensure it continues to meet your needs and remains relevant to your organization’s work.

Share Job Postings
Access new circles of talent. Let your colleagues know about job opportunities in your agency through our job post distribution system.

Consideration to be an FSEAP provider
Members can apply for consideration to become FSEAP providers in their area. There are specific criteria that need to be met. More details are available by contacting info@fseap.ca.

Rights to use the FSC Logo
Collaboration is becoming increasingly important in the sector. Use of the FSC logo in your print or online materials can signal to funders or governments, your commitment to working closely with others to improve client service.

The Supporting Membership tier is most suitable for organizations such as provincial and national organizations or those from outside the sector with collaborative interests. Dues are $50 per year.

This level of membership could be for you if your organization

  1. works with or supports community-based social service agencies;
  2. supports the goals of Family Service Canada; and
  3. your work helps us further our mission.

A Supporting Membership provides opportunities to participate in dialogue with members. Through those conversations, you can gain insight into the opportunities and challenges faced by agencies in the sector. You can also provide your perspective and help shape the future of community-based social services in Canada.

Our third membership tier is the Honourary Membership. It’s our way to recognize individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the sector or other collaborative interests with Family Service Canada. This level of membership is by invitation only, and there are no fees.

Honourary Members receive acknowledgement on our website, and we welcome them to participate in conversations with other members. We will benefit from your perspective and experience.

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