Become a Member – Fees

Join the Forum of Canadian Ombudsman

2022 Online Membership.

Decide if you wish to apply as an Individual or as an Institutional member.

  • Institutional Membership

    It is generally expected that Ombudsman Offices become institutional members in the name of the organization. Membership fees vary for offices of 5 or fewer persons, and for offices of more than 5 persons.

  • Individual Membership  

    Any individual with an interest in promoting the objectives of the FCO may apply for membership.

Click on your category below to complete your online membership:

After submitting your online application, you will automatically receive an email confirmation with your Reference #. A separate transaction receipt will be sent for payments made by credit card.  If paying by cheque, the system will automatically generate an invoice (see details below).

Membership Categories

2022 Dues

Individual Member

$100

Institutional Membership (office of 5 or fewer persons)

$250

Institutional Membership (office of more than 5 persons)

$450

International Member (non-voting)

$75

Student (Non voting) – Student proof will be required.

$50

Policies

Membership Dues

  • Membership is valid from January 1 to December 31.
  • Membership fees are in Canadian dollars.
  • Membership fees are subject to 13% HST. If your organization is tax exempt, please contact the FCO Secretariat before you start.
  • A fully paid membership is considered in good standing.

Payment Options

  • BY CREDIT CARD:   Payment can be made online by VISA, debit Visa, MasterCard or American Express at the time of registration. You will be asked to provide your Customer Verification Number (CVN) when paying by credit card.
  • BY CHEQUE:  Make cheque payable to the Forum of Canadian Ombudsman.   Please print your invoice and send it along with the cheque to the FCO Secretariat. Membership dues must be paid within one (1) calendar month of the membership renewal date.

FCO Secretariat
275 Bay Street, Unit 200
Ottawa, ON Canada K1R 5Z5.

Transferability of FCO Membership

Individual Memberships are not transferable. Institutional Members may send staff changes/updates to the FCO Secretariat at fco@intertaskconferences.com

Membership Categories

Individual Membership

Any individual with an interest in promoting the objectives of the FCO may apply for membership. Each Individual Member is entitled to receive notice of, attend and vote at all Meetings of Members and each Member is entitled to one (1) vote. Individual Members are entitled to receive FCO communications that are intended for Members and benefit from reduced registration fees for conferences, workshops and courses sponsored by the FCO.

Institutional Membership

It is generally expected that Ombudsman Offices would become institutional members on behalf of the organization. Each Institutional Member is entitled to appoint one (1) representative – with one (1) vote – to attend and act on behalf of the corporation to meetings of Members. Attendance and voting options are the same as for individuals. Institutional members (including Designated Members*) are entitled to receive FCO communications that are intended for Members and benefit from reduced registration fees for conferences, workshops and courses sponsored by the FCO. A list of institutional members will be posted on the FCO Web site, with a possible link to an office’s Web site.

*Designated Members may be added during the online process. Designated Members will be entitled to receive FCO email communications and benefit from any reduced members rates for the FCO conference and events, but are not eligible to vote.

International Membership

Individuals on the staff of ombudsman or persons who have an interest in furthering the purposes of the FCO and who are not citizens or residents of Canada. Each international member may attend Meetings of Members, but are not eligible to vote in respect to matters which may come before meetings of Members, nor can they hold elective office. International members are entitled to receive FCO communications that are intended for Members and benefit from reduced registration fees for conferences, workshops and courses sponsored by the FCO.

Student Membership

Students who are interested in promoting the objectives of the FCO, have a valid student ID card and are enrolled in an education program may apply for membership. Student members may attend Meetings of Members, but are not eligible to vote in respect to matters which may come before meetings of Members, nor can they hold elective office. Student members are entitled to receive FCO communications that are intended for Members and benefit from reduced registration fees for conferences, workshops and courses sponsored by the FCO.


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