TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP

We believe in being adaptable. With this in mind, we offer various levels of membership within IMPACT. You can choose the level that makes the most sense for your organization, agency, or entity. All membership is open to any agency, organization, or entity that intersects with reducing domestic/sexual violence in Alberta.

 

There are three types of membership with varying levels of involvement:

ASSOCIATE MEMBER

Associate Membership is open to any agency, organization, or entity that intersects with reducing domestic/sexual violence in Alberta.

Associate Members, support IMPACT through:

  • Designating an Entity Representative/Contact for IMPACT
  • Receiving regular communication.
  • Participating in knowledge sharing. 
  • Participating in an annual survey.

Some of the opportunities available through Associate Membership include:

  • Receiving IMPACT’s newsletter that includes resources, training opportunities and research from the domestic and sexual violence sector.
  • Centralized access to IMPACT information and resources from the domestic and sexual violence sector.
  • Reduced rate/no fee participation in webinars.

AFFILIATE MEMBER

Affiliate Membership is available for organizations or entities who are associated with local and provincial domestic or sexual violence networks in Alberta who have membership in IMPACT. 

By completing the Affiliate Membership application, you are agreeing to your entity supporting IMPACT through:

  • Supporting your existing network advance the work of IMPACT in your community.
  • Designating an Entity Representative/Contact for IMPACT.
  • Receiving regular communication.
  • Optional participation of sharing institutional knowledge and contributing to the collective’s goal of shared measurement.
  • Participating in an annual survey.

In addition to the same benefits as Associate Membership some of the opportunities available through Constituent/Affiliate Membership include:

  • Reduced rate/no fee registration at Summits.
  • The option to participate in Working Groups. There are three types of working groups within IMPACT:
    • Core Functions – (ongoing, limited openings)
    • Focus Areas – (limited term, determined by consensus at community consults)
    • Ad Hoc Areas  – (limited term, based on need as determined by consensus from Mobilizers)
  • Influence the direction of IMPACT’s work. **Please note that when there are decisions to be made that influence the direction of the collective, only the representative from the network/provincial association has a vote. In order to have an individual vote for your entity you must apply and be approved as a General Member.** 
  • Networking opportunities.
  • Increased visibility for your entity.
  • Learning opportunities and access to more detailed current and relevant research. 

GENERAL MEMBER​

General Membership is open to any Alberta focused entity, that intersects with reducing domestic/sexual violence.

General Members support IMPACT through:

  • Communicating within their organization, community, network about IMPACT.
  • Sharing institutional knowledge and contributing to the collective’s goal of shared measurement.
  • Participating in community consults to inform and guide the work of IMPACT.
  • Attending the general summit once every two-three years,
  • Subscribing to a shared vision, a common understanding of the issues and a joint approach to addressing the issues.
  • Being listed as an IMPACT Member.
  • Participating in an annual survey.

In addition to the same benefits as Associate Membership, some of the opportunities available through General Membership include:

  • Reduced rate/no fee registration at Summits.
  • The right to vote at community consults to inform and guide the work of IMPACT.
  • The option to participate in Working Groups.
  • Influence the direction of IMPACT’s work.
  • Networking opportunities.
  • Increased visibility for your entity.
  • Learning opportunities and access to more detailed current and relevant research.

MOBILIZING MEMBER

Mobilizing Membership is open to entities whose senior leaders are influencers in Domestic/Sexual Violence work in Alberta.

Mobilizing Members support IMPACT through:

  • Attending bi-monthly virtual meetings.
  • Being an ambassador for the vision/mission of IMPACT.
  • Participating in the governance of IMPACT.
  • Having the support of the entity to be a mobilizer.
  • Mobilizing others (individuals, organizations, networks) in influencing, adopting and activating the work of IMPACT.
  • Sharing institutional knowledge and contributing to the collective’s goal of shared measurement.
  • Participating in an annual survey.
  • Attending the General Summit every two years.
  • Being listed as an IMPACT Mobilizer.

In addition to the same benefits as Associate/General Membership, some of the opportunities available through Mobilizing Membership include:

  • Receiving leadership support and training.
  • Setting the direction of domestic and sexual violence prevention in Alberta.
  • Accessing support from backbone agency and sector colleagues to enhance your leadership skills and opportunities
  • Unique networking opportunities as a Leader in IMPACT.
  • Increasing your organization’s capacity to engage in primary prevention initiatives.
  • Enriching your organization’s policies through adapting/adopting innovative and relevant strategies to the prevention of domestic and sexual violence.