Types of Membership

Associate Members

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.

Contribution: $500/year



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. 


  • Operating budget under $2,250,000: $500/year

  • operating budget over $2,250,000: pay according to a scaled formula, (operating budget - $1M) x .0004, up to a maximum of $5,000/year


Any CWLC member can become a sustaining member, supporting 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).

Additional recommended contribution: $4,000/year



Government departments and ministries charged with implementing legislation and regulations affecting children, youth and their families are also encouraged to join CWLC.

Contribution: $5000/year



Individuals who support CWLC’s vision for change are also welcome to join our movement.

Contribution: $150/year (Students $50/year)

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