Member Benefits

 

CPA members serve the public by helping to advance understanding of permafrost environments, and  join together to help understand and address challenges, such as the rising costs of infrastructure construction and maintenance, the release of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, and development of landslides and other geohazards.

 

The intangible benefits are not always as evident to members, but a substantial amount of time is dedicated to them. A few of these intangible benefits are:

  • Governance of the membership
  • Supporting the development of key synthesis products, such as maps and databases
  • Networking opportunities and knowledge exchange among different groups through holding annual meetings and major conferences
  • Promoting permafrost education through specialized training seminars and workshops
  • Supporting early career researchers
  • Creating national awards for permafrost science and engineering
  • Advising the International Permafrost Association on issues relating to permafrost in Canada
  • Advocacy, representation and issue resolution with government, media and other organizations
  • Propose CPA members for appointment to the CNC IPA

 

As a CPA member you will have access to a variety of information and resources to help further the development and dissemination of permafrost as a discipline, and your own professional excellence. A few of the direct member benefits are listed below.

 

Regular Member Benefits:

  • Regular news updates via email
  • Permafrost knowledge resources
  • Access to members-only resources such as recordings from CPA Webinars and AGMs, and membership directory
  • Access to special events, e.g., North Yukon Permafrost Conference
  • Eligibility for CPA Service Awards
  • Admission to the AGM
  • Voting rights at the annual business meeting
  • Eligible to use the CPA logo under license
  • Eligible for reduced membership fees with CPA partner organizations
  • Eligible to propose an Action Group
  • Eligible to propose an Interest Group
  • Opportunity to win CPA prizes at conferences
  • Opportunity to be featured in CPA newsletter, website or social media
  • Opportunity to disseminate your research through special events, newsletters, and social media

 

Early Career Member Benefits:

  • Regular member benefits (except reduced joint membership fees)
  • Reduced membership fee
  • Eligibility for CPA Student Awards (eg. poster, presentation, travel)
  • Mentorship program

 

Lifetime Member Benefits:

  • Regular member benefits (except for reduced membership fees with CPA partner organizations)
  • Reduces long-term membership cost over time
  • Recognition on a slide during the President’s report during the annual business meeting
  • Substantive contribution to CPA economic health
  • CPA golden pin

Corporate/Institutional Member Benefits:

Silver Level

  • Regular news updates via email
  • Permafrost knowledge resources
  • Access to members-only resources, job board, and membership directory
  • Admission to the CPA AGM for one designated individual (can be used for a member of the corporation/institution or for a student)
  • Voting rights at the annual business meeting
  • Eligible to propose an Action Group
  • Eligible to propose an Interest Group
  • Eligible to use the CPA logo under license
  • Institutional logo and name on the CPA web-site list of corporate/institutional members
  • Recognition on a slide during the President’s report during the annual business meeting
  • Corporate/institutional logo listed in electronic newsletters
  • (Co)sponsor a session at AGM

Gold Level

  • Silver Level benefits plus:
  • Sponsorship of one student registration at the CPA annual conference
  • Corporate/institutional logo and name on the CPA web-site home page and on the list of corporate/institutional members
  • Verbal recognition during the President’s report during the annual business meeting
  • Corporate/institutional logo listed instead on the electronic newsletters
  • (Co)sponsor a plenary at AGM

 

Community Member Benefits

  • Reduced registration fee
  • Regular news updates via email
  • Permafrost knowledge resources
  • Access to members-only resources, job board, and membership directory
  • Admission to the CPA AGM for one designated individual (can be used for a member of the community or for a student)
  • Voting rights at the annual business meeting
  • Eligible to propose an Action Group
  • Eligible to propose an Interest Group
  • Eligible to use the CPA logo under license
  • Institutional logo and name on the CPA web-site list of corporate/institutional members
  • Recognition on a slide during the President’s report during the annual business meeting
  • Corporate/institutional logo listed in electronic newsletters
  • Travel grants for community members (cosponsorship of community youth to attend AGM)

 

If you are not yet a CPA member and would like to become one, please visit our registration page.