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Become a Member

Interested in the work DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society does to empower newcomers and diverse communities? Become a member and have a voice in the services we provide.

Membership FAQs

1. How do I become a member?

Contact us anytime to become a member. Email ea@dcrs.ca.

2. What does it mean to become a member? Do I need to pay or do anything specific in order to qualify?

To become a member simply means that you are interested in the work that DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society does.  You do not need to pay anything — membership is free!  If you are a general member (meaning not a current employee, current volunteer with six months + of service or current client), you have the right to vote at our AGM or extraordinary meeting.  You do not HAVE to attend, however you can always send your vote via proxy if you wish.

3. How do I know what type of membership I should be signing up for?

If you are not a current staff member, current client or current volunteer with at least six months of volunteer time with us, then you qualify to be a “general member,” which has voting rights.

If you are a current staff member, current client or a current volunteer but with less than six months of service, then you qualify to be an “associate member,” which does not have voting rights due to potential conflict of interest risk.

4. How long does my membership last for?

Membership only lasts for one year and must be renewed at each AGM to ensure we maintain a current membership list.

5. Can I opt out of membership anytime?

Yes you can.  Please send your request to opt out anytime to ea@dcrs.ca.

6. Will I start receiving lots of information via email or mail once I become a member?

Not at this time.  You will only receive information regarding the AGM or extraordinary meeting if there is a need to hold the latter.  You may receive information in the form of an invitation for any training opportunities time to time.  We do not send any correspondence which is deemed to be solicitation of services.

7. Why do you even need members?

DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society is a non-profit registered under the Society’s Act, which requires the Society to be membership based.  Our constitution and bylaws mandate that we must have a minimum of three general voting members.  The more members we have, the better the decisions are made, reflecting the voices of the members.  Membership is required to maintain the status of operating as a Society.