Organizations that do not provide services directly to children or families, but support CWLC as a strong voice for children and youth in Canada can become associate members. Associate members include universities, social planning councils, non-governmental organizations, etc.
Any CWLC member can become a sustaining member by making an additional recommended contribution of $4,000/year to support the organization in being a strong advocate for children and families. Sustaining members receive special acknowledgement at CWLC events and in publications (provided they have given consent).
Organizations providing services directly to children and families are invited to become agency members. Agency members include child protective services, Indigenous child welfare organizations, and organizations offering mental health, youth justice, and housing services.
The member fee for agencies with operating budgets under $2,250,000 is $500/year. Agencies with operating budgets over $2,250,000 pay according to a scaled formula, (operating budget - $1M) x .0004, up to a maximum of $5,000/year.