EDA Membership Categories

EDA has two types of membership categories: individual and group.

Members in the individual can be voting or non-voting. All group members are non-voting. 

Individual

Voting Members:

Individual (Voting) Member - Shall be an individual that supports the objectives of EDA, and is employed in economic development in Alberta as a municipal, provincial, federal or Indigenous government employee; as a private practitioner. Individual (Voting) Members have full rights to vote in the affairs of EDA and otherwise enjoy the benefits of membership as from time to time defined by resolution of the Board. Memberships are non-transferable. $245 + GST.

Corporate (Voting) Member – Shall be a municipal, provincial, federal or Indigenous organization that supports the objectives of EDA, and employs economic development practitioners in Alberta. Corporate (Voting) Members have full rights to vote in the affairs of EDA and otherwise enjoy the benefits of membership as from time to time defined by resolution of the Board. Memberships are non-transferable. $345 + GST.

Professional Member – Shall be an Individual Member who has obtained and currently holds a current certification from either EDAC or IEDC.  Professional Members are required to provide copies of current certification (Ec.D. or CEcD) with their application. $245 + GST.

Professional in Training Member – Shall be an Individual Member who has completed a certificate program in Economic Development who has not yet passed the examination for professional certification from EDAC or IEDC.  Professional in Training Members are required to provide a copy of their certificate in Economic Development from the appropriate institution. $245 + GST.

Honorary Life (Individual) - An ‘Honorary Life’ member shall be any person that, by resolution of the Board, is deemed to have given distinguished service or support to the Association. An Honorary Life member shall enjoy such entitlements to benefits and rights to vote as from time to time defined by resolution of the Board. This membership category provides for a waiver of dues for the lifetime of the Honorary Life Member. All EDA Immediate Past Presidents are provided with an Honorary Life membership upon completion of their term. It is to recognize their commitment to the organization. Memberships are non-transferable.

Non-Voting Members:

Individual (Non-Voting) Member: Shall be an individual that supports the objectives of EDA, but is not directly employed in the economic development field in Alberta. This includes:

·         Elected Officials

·         Economic Development Committee or advisory board members

·         Students

·         Economic Development Alumni

·         Unemployed economic development professionals/those seeking re-employment in the field

·         Private sector individuals

Individual (Non-Voting) Members do not have the power to vote or hold office or receive awards or scholarships.  Memberships are non-transferable. $245 + GST.

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Group

For Profit- Basic (Group) - Covers up to 5 individuals in the same for-profit organization. For Profit- Basic Group members do not have the power to vote or hold office, receive awards or scholarships, or host major EDA events. Individual names can be changed during the year. $1000 + GST.

For Profit- Enhanced (Group) - Covers 6-10 individuals in the same for profit organization. For Profit-Enhanced Group members do not have the power to vote or hold office, receive awards or scholarships, or host major EDA events. Individual names can be changed during the year. $2000 + GST.

Not For Profit- Basic (Group) - Covers up to 5 individuals working in the same not for profit organization (i.e. Government Department, educational institution or association). Not for Profit Basic members do not have the power to vote or hold office, receive awards or scholarships, or host major EDA events. Individual names can be changed during the year. $850 + GST.

Not For Profit- Enhanced (Group) - Covers 6-10 individuals working in the same not for profit organization (i.e. Government Department, educational institution or association). Not for Profit-Enhanced members do not have the power to vote or hold office, receive awards or scholarships, or host major EDA events. Individual names can be changed during the year. $1750 + GST.

Reciprocal- These are provided to the CEO/ED of EDA’s sister economic development organizations. EDA is also provided with a reciprocal membership in each of the organizations. They do not have the power to vote or hold office, receive awards or scholarships, or host major EDA events.

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