Your membership will provide you with timely updates affecting the Canadian lobbying and public affairs industry, participation in the formulation of policy initiatives and responses to governments, and access to GRIC networking, professional development and speaking events.
Ongoing Engagement and Awareness-Building
GRIC continues to undertake an ambitious series of advocacy and outreach activities on behalf of and benefiting our membership. Highlights include:
Engaging extensively with the federal Commissioner of Lobbying and her office to address issues with regard to the Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct. GRIC continues to advocate for rules that are simple to follow, transparent and support public policy development that is accessible to all.
Cultivating value-added partnerships with a broad range of organizations and industries across Canada, to bolster the advocacy being undertaken by GRIC.
Representing GRIC members in discussions and analysis of any future potential changes to the federal Lobbying Act.
Monitoring and engaging on other policy and regulatory changes regarding provincial and municipal lobbyist registries.
Building partnerships with other organizations engaged on these matters.
Ensuring GRIC members are kept apprised of important updates and changes with the potential to affect their day-to-day work as public affairs and lobbying professionals.
We are delighted that you are interested in joining our network. A member is an individual who supports the purposes and objects of the corporation, agrees to uphold GRIC’s Code of Professional Conduct and whose application for membership has been received and approved by the Board of Directors. The annual membership fee is a modest $318.00 (plus applicable taxes) per individual with discounted rates (plus applicable taxes) to organizations that choose to sign up more than one employee for GRIC membership, as noted below.
Organization with 2 to 13 members: $290.00 for each individual member.
Organization with 14 or more GRIC members: Capped at $4,060.
Please see the list below for current organizations.
Our static membership term corresponds directly to the calendar year, January 1 to December 31. Persons joining during the year must pay the full fee as it is not pro-rated. Memberships are non-transferable. If a person leaves their organization, the individual membership cannot be transferred and the current organization’s primary contact can designate a substitute employee for the balance of the current calendar year.
Complete and submit your membership application online to join or renew today. Payment can be made by credit card or cheque. At this late stage in the current calendar year, we have pro-rated the annual fee for 2020 and included the full fee for 2021.