Membership

PCCAT Membership Structure Communique

Overview:

At the 2019 AGM, the PCCAT membership participated in a strategic planning session on the future of organization. One of the recommendations coming out of this session was a proposed change to the PCCAT membership structure. Due to COVID-19, the proposed changes were put on hold in 2020 and will now be brought forward at the 2021 AGM.

It is proposed that in 2022, PCCAT’s membership will move away from an individual membership structure to an organizational membership structure similar to that of other organizations such as ARUCC. This structure will help to advance PCCAT’s work to facilitate the implementation of policies and practices that support student mobility across Canada. The proposed membership structure will aid in improving equity for participating institutions as one voting member will be permitted per institution. If approved, this proposed change will come into effect in 2022.

Current Membership Structure:

PCCAT’s current membership structure is based on individual memberships. To maintain membership, an individual must register and have attended at least one PCCAT conference within the last 3 years and pay an annual membership fee of $25 +HST.

Proposed Membership Structure:

PCCAT’s proposed membership structure is based on four membership categories (institutional, Transfer Organization, Associate and Student):

Institutional Member

Institutional Members are postsecondary educational institutions recognized by the Association of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) or the Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan). Institutional Members are eligible to participate actively in the work of PCCAT. While the number of designated representatives may vary depending upon the Institutional Membership Category, each Institutional Member has one vote on all matters brought before PCCAT. Membership shall fall under one of the following categories, determined by total operating revenue:

Institutional Member CategoryTotal Operating Revenue (annual)Membership Fee (annual)# of Designated Representatives# votes
A $450M+ $250 Unlimited 1
B $200M - $449M $200 Up to 6 reps 1
C $100M - $199M $100 Up to 4 reps 1
D Less than $100M $75 Up to 2 reps 1

Transfer Organization Member

Transfer Organization Members are not-for-profit organizations or government units/agencies with jurisdictional responsibility for postsecondary education transfer (e.g. Provincial CATs, Government agencies and secretariats). A Transfer Organization Membership may include up to four designated representatives but is limited to only one vote on all matters brought before PCCAT.

Membership TypeMembership Fee (annual)# of Designated Representatives# votes
Transfer Organization Member $100 Up to 4 reps 1

Associate Member

Associate Members are individuals, corporate, private organizations, or government departments with interest in the work of PCCAT. Not-for-profit organizations or professional membership associations within the postsecondary education sector in Canada (e.g. ARUCC, CiCAN) are eligible. Individuals from postsecondary education institutions who do not hold an Institutional Membership but are interest in the work of PCCAT may hold an Associate Membership. Associate Members are non-voting.

Membership TypeMembership Fee (annual)# of Designated Representatives# votes
Associate Member $50 1 Non-voting

Student Member

Full time students with interest in the work of PCCAT may hold a Student Membership. Student members are non-voting

Membership TypeMembership Fee (annual)# of Designated Representatives# votes
Student Member $25 1 Non-voting

Members are eligible for a $100 discount when registering for the PCCAT annual conference.