Membership Policy

Below you will find our current membership policy. If you have any questions or comments about this policy, please do not hesitate to contact us at membership@caidp-rpcdi.ca.

Members are free to select the appropriate membership category but knowingly selecting a lower cost membership than applies to you would be a violation of the CAIDP Professional Code of Conduct and could be the basis for expulsion from the association.

Details and variances in the four categories of CAIDP memberships: Corporate Members: 

Corporate Members: Are organizations for profit, not for profit, or academic, involved in international development and have paid the appropriate annual corporate membership fee. The membership fee varies according to the size of the organization in terms of number of people currently and regularly working at the organization. A corporate membership entitles the organization to appoint two (2) representatives. Each representative will have one (1) vote, can attend meetings of Members and act on behalf of his/her organization. Note that one representative can carry the proxy vote of the other at the meetings. Corporate members can nominate a person to run for election to the Board of Directors of CAIDP. Additional employees of an organization with a corporate membership can attend CAIDP events at the member rates and can join CAIDP as associate members. Sole proprietors should purchase individual memberships. Individual Members:

Individual Members: Are individual development professionals who have purchased an individual membership fee. Individual members are actively working in international development and providing their services as individuals or sole proprietors. Each individual member may attend meetings of the Members and exercise one (1) vote in respect to each matter, in person, over telecom, or by proxy, which may come before meetings of the Members. Individuals may run for election to the Board of Directors of CAIDP. This category does not apply to the owners or partners in firms or employees of a CAIDP Corporate Member. Associate Members

Associate Members: Are members interested in international development but are not actively working full- or part-time in providing services as an international development professional. Are employed by an organization or institution that is a Corporate member of CAIDP. Each associate member may attend meetings of the Members but cannot exercise a vote in respect to matters which may come before meetings of the Members, nor can they run for election to the Board of Directors. Student Members

Student Members: Are students interested in international development, have a valid student ID card and are enrolled in an education program. Each student member may attend meetings of the Members but cannot exercise a vote in respect to matters which may come before meetings of the Members, nor can they run for election to the Board of Directors.

Refund Policy

All membership sales are final. We do not offer refunds for memberships.

In the event that the same individual has purchased multiple memberships for the same period, CAIDP will endeavor to refund the extra membership packages, until the member has been charged for only one of the desired membership. 

Any refund request will be evaluated by the CAIDP membership committee on a case-by-case basis.

Use of the CAIDP Name 

As many tenders look favorably on membership in a professional association, all members in good standing are encouraged to mention their CAIDP membership in their promotional materials, such as including the phrase: "Member Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP)", and/or "I/we adhere to the CAIDP Professional Code of Conduct". Members of CAIDP may also send prospective clients a link to their CAIDP profile. To read more information about the use of the CAIDP name and logos please visit https://www.caidp-rpcdi.ca/using-caidp-logos.