Become a Member

Join Us: Become a Member

You are essen­tial to our suc­cess.

You have a role in ensur­ing the best “made in Cana­da” approach­es to access to infor­ma­tion and pri­va­cy rights. You can do your part to ensure that research and edu­ca­tion con­cern­ing infor­ma­tion rights and pri­va­cy pro­tec­tion takes place.

So, join with us by join­ing the Cana­di­an Insti­tute for Infor­ma­tion and Pri­va­cy Stud­ies Soci­ety (CIIPS) and stay in con­tact. By becom­ing a mem­ber, you:

  • Take a stand for a Cana­da that respects our Char­ter rights to free­dom of speech and expres­sion, and a free media
  • Take a stand for your leg­is­lat­ed right to access gov­ern­ment information—a right that is vul­ner­a­ble to com­pro­mise and under­min­ing
  • Join with us as we research—and share through edu­ca­tion­al programs—the best options to ensure that nation­al secu­ri­ty is bal­anced with your right to choose your lev­el of anonymi­ty and privacy—and that of your fam­i­ly.

Join with us by join­ing us—through a mem­ber­ship. You’ll become part of a net­work of Cana­di­ans com­mit­ted to the vital, but long term work of ensur­ing access to infor­ma­tion and the right to pri­va­cy.

Mem­ber­ship in CIIPS has its ben­e­fits, includ­ing receiv­ing our Newslet­ter, Annu­al Report, cam­paign infor­ma­tion, and easy access to stud­ies and edu­ca­tion­al pro­grams. Mem­bers can also vote at our Annu­al Gen­er­al Meet­ing (AGM)—in per­son in Van­cou­ver or by proxy if you live else­where.

If you have any ques­tions, we would be hap­py to help. Please email

There is no mem­ber­ship fee at this time, but we are grate­ful if you choose to fur­ther sup­port our work through donat­ing.