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From our Members

The CMA is an important leader in the culture/heritage sector, no matter where you are in the country. We’ve been an institutional member for years and have made invaluable connections that have helped us in numerous ways: from moving our museum to a modern, purpose-built space to expanding the gift shop and developing strong friendships. Knowledge gained at meetings, annual conferences and symposiums helps the cultural community better prepare for the challenges of tomorrow.

Debbie Trueman, General Manager, Nanaimo Museum

Become a member today!

Do you work at or with a cultural institution, or offer your time as a volunteer? Perhaps you represent a company that works with museums? The CMA has multiple membership categories tailored to all types of individuals and organizations affiliated with the museum sector.

Complete the Online Application Form (Recommended)

Online membership application    Online membership application

Credit Card required for online, email or fax applications.

Or, Complete the Fillable PDF Application Form

Individuals: Download PDF to apply

Institutions, Organizations and Businesses: Download PDF to apply

PDF Applications can be submitted by email, fax or regular mail.
Fax: 613-233-5438
Mail: Canadian Museums Association, 400-280 Metcalfe St., Ottawa, ON K2P 1R7

Gifting a membership? Send the completed PDF registration form to


Methods of Payment

The CMA accepts Visa and Mastercard, sorry we do not accept American Express.

For payment via cheque please contact us at or 613-567-0099 ext. 222 for more information.


Processing Times

Please allow 2-3 business days for your application to be processed and for your account to be activated. If you don't have access to your account after 3 business days, please contact us at

Depending on how you join, it can take anywhere from two days to three weeks to receive your new member welcome package.


Membership Renewal

Already a member and interested in renewing your membership with the CMA? Log in to your account to renew your membership online (credit card only). A renew button will appear on your home page during your renewal period.

You can also contact us at or 613-567-0099 ext. 222 for an invoice.