Membership Benefits & Applications

2017 Membership Applications are open!

 

Your membership matters – to the BCRPA and to the sector. The BCRPA is your professional association and your community of peers.

Together we work toward a common vision of building and sustaining healthy active communities.

Through the BCRPA, you and your colleagues share information, make connections, and generate the advocacy strategies, tools and resources that drive our common objective -- a healthy BC.

Strengthen your association, your professional community and your sector. Become a member today - your voice matters!

Renew your membership today.

Membership Benefits:

  • Networking with industry practitioners, in person and through our collaboration site
  • Discounted rates to all BCRPA events and conferences
  • Access to our official magazine, Recreation and Parks BC
  • Discounted rates for online job postings - job postings are listed on the BCRPA website and Twitter account  
  • Regular industry updates through electronic Communiqués
  • Access to members-only online resources, toolkits and research
  • Voting privileges in board election
  • Having a voice in advancing the sector
  • And much, much more!

Click on the links below to view the full membership benefits.

BCRPA Membership runs on a calendar year, January 1 - December 31.

 

Membership by Category:

  • Local Government Enrolment- Application & Benefits
    Local Government Enrolment is for Municipalities and Regional Districts. Enrolling with the BCRPA enables local governments to extend free and unlimited Individual Government memberships to their recreation, parks, and culture employees, members of council, boards, and committees, volunteers and retirees.
     
  • Individual Government Member - Application & Benefits
    Recreation, parks, and culture employees, members of council, boards, and committees, volunteers and retirees of a BCRPA enrolled local government receive free Individual Government memberships. Individual application is required.
     
  • Individual Independent Member - Application & Benefits
    For practitioners working in the physical activity, recreation, parks and culture sector, however their employer is not a currently enrolled Local Government or an Affiliate Member.
     
  • Corporate Member - Application & Benefits
    A private-sector corporation or commercial organization with a constructive interest in furthering the objectives of the Association. Corporate memberships includes two voting members.
     
  • Affiliate Member - Application & Benefits
    Not-for-profit organizations and educational institutions with connections to the recreation, parks, and culture sector. Staff, volunteers and retirees of a current Affiliate member are eligible to purchase an Individual Affiliate membership. 
     
  • Individual Affiliate Member - Application & Benefits
    Staff, volunteers and retirees of a current affiliate member are eligible to purchase an Individual Affiliate membership.
     
  • Student Member - Application & Benefits
    First year membership is complimentary to students enrolled full-time in a recreation/parks related degree, diploma or certificate program offered by a post-secondary institute who is a current BCRPA Affiliate member. Students must not be employed full-time in a recreation/parks/culture related field. To renew a student membership after the first complimentary year is $60 per year. (Note: all student membership applications will be reviewed by the BCRPA prior to processing.)
BCRPA Membership runs on a calendar year, January 1 - December 31.
 
If you have any questions about your online application, please contact Christina Schultz at 604-629-0965 ext. 221 or registration(at)bcrpa.bc.ca
 
 
Note: These memberships do not apply to BCRPA Fitness Leaders.
For information on Fitness Leader registration
go here, and for registration renewals go here.