MEMBERSHIP

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BENEFITS

We have our members’ best interests at heart. We listen and respond to what matters most to them.

And the best part is that we are continually finding new ways to meet their needs!

Let’s see what an ARAISA membership has to offer!

  FULL MEMBER ASSOCIATE MEMBER
CONNECT    
Participation in face-to-face and virtual member meetings (networking, knowledge-sharing, best practices exchange)

Participation in face-to-face meetings with key stakeholders (networking, consultation)

Your organization’s news shared in ARAISA weekly email updates, newsletters and on the website

Your organization listed in the online member directory and annual report

IMPROVE    
Participation in face-to-face and virtual professional development events

Subscription to ARAISA weekly email updates on the settlement and integration sector (see previous newsletters here and here)

Participation in ARAISA webinars for free

HAVE A SAY    
Representation, through ARAISA, at provincial, regional and national forums

Consultation on ARAISA priorities and activities

Participation in ARAISA working groups and committees

Nomination of representatives to the ARAISA Board of Directors

 

Vote at the Annual General Assembly

 

 

Criteria & Fees

Let’s determine which ARAISA membership your organization is eligible for.

And rest assured, both full and associate members are equally important to us!

A full member organization must:

be an incorporated not-for-profit organization in the Atlantic region

deliver settlement and integration services for all immigrants and refugees as their prime mandate

have been established for at least one year

endorse and actively support ARAISA’s mission and objectives

receive government funding for settlement services delivery

be governed by a volunteer Board of Directors

An associate member organization must:

be an incorporated not-for-profit organization in the Atlantic region

fulfill ONE of the three following conditions:

    • deliver settlement and integration services to immigrants and refugees OR
    • be an umbrella group for immigrant settlement serving agencies OR
    • be a Local Immigration Partnership (LIP/RIF) which works to serve/address the needs of immigrants in their communities

have been established for at least one year

endorse and actively support ARAISA’s mission and objectives

receive government funding for settlement services delivery

ARAISA annual membership fees

Your organization annual budget FULL MEMBER ASSOCIATE MEMBER
Less than $500,000 $250 $250
From $500,000 to $2 million $750
$2 million to $4 million $1,200
Over $4 million $1,500

For more information, contact Solange Mudahogora, our Member Outreach and Event coordinator at smudahogora@araisa.ca or 902-431-3206.

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