Membership

The Canadian Dam Association is a not-for-profit association with a focus on advancing the knowledge and practices related to dams.  Membership in the Canadian Dam Association is available to individuals, students and organizations.  The membership year for all classes of membership is July 1 to June 30.

Individual Membership
Membership is open to any individual with an interest in dams and allied fields. Currently the CDA has approximately 800 individual members drawn from diverse backgrounds, including owners, consultants, suppliers and staff of academic institutions, as well as federal, provincial and municipal agencies.  While the majority of the CDA’s individual members reside in Canada, the Canadian Dam Association is proud to have members from Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, South America, the USA and Mexico.

Annual membership in the CDA offers great value for only $90. Benefits include:

  • Access to CDA’s online library of guidance documents;
  • Access to conference proceedings from 1986 to present;
  • Access to ICOLD 2019 proceedings;
  • Access to most ICOLD Bulletins;
  • CDA’s quarterly magazine (both print and electronic);
  • CDA’s monthly newsletter;
  • Discounts for events and most print products; and
  • Opportunities to volunteer.
     

Student Membership
Individuals who are enrolled in a course of study in a related field at a Canadian University or College and are registered in a minimum of nine (9) credit units per term, corresponding to three (3) classes per semester are eligible for student membership at a rate of $5 for the membership year.  To qualify for the student rate, individuals must supply documentation from their Canadian academic institution proving eligibility.   

Sustaining and Corporate Membership
Organizations may also join the Association as either Sustaining or Corporate Members.  There is no requirement for organizations to have an office in Canada to participate as either a Sustaining or Corporate Member in the Association.  

To view the CDA’s current Sustaining and Corporate Members, please click here.

Sustaining Membership costs $1,000 and organizations receive the following benefits:

  • One complimentary Individual Membership;
  • Company logo and hyperlink to corporate website;
  • Unlimited free job postings on the CDA careers website page;
  • Priority access to exhibition space at the CDA annual conference;
  • Early access to sponsorship opportunities of CDA workshops/events;
  • Eligible to receive the CDA’s Corporate Award presented annually; and
  • Membership plaque (upon request).

Corporate Membership costs $500 and organizations receive the following benefits:

  • One complimentary Individual Membership;
  • Name recognition on the CDA website;
  • Discounted rate (50%) for job postings on the CDA careers website page;
  • Early access to sponsorship opportunities of CDA workshops/events;
  • Eligible to receive the CDA’s Corporate Award presented annually; and
  • Membership certificate (upon request).

Click here to join or renew your membership in the Canadian Dam Association today!

Member Testimonials

If you're still uncertain if you should join the Canadian Dam Association, please feel free to watch some of our videos below to hear why these individuals are members and what value they derive from the Association.

Tony Bennett (Ontario)

Zoran Micovic (British Columbia)

Tony Rattue (Quebec)

Nancy Sutherland (Nova Scotia)

Samantha Taylor (Young Professional)