Membership

RTDNA Canada Membership

Membership applications, with the appropriate membership fee, must be submitted to the RTDNA Office and must include a pledge by the applicant that he or she will adhere to the Association’s Code of Ethics.  The acceptance of any individual as a member in any category may be subject to review and approval by the Board of Directors of the Association.

Membership Benefits:

  • Representation to the CRTC and government on policy changes
  • Discounted registration fee for  national conference and regional meetings with strong educational and instructional components
  • Prestigious national and regional awards program recognizing excellence in broadcast journalism
  • Scholarships, internships and mentoring is available to those just starting out in the broadcast industry
  • Representation on RTDNA International Board of Directors
  • Opportunity to network with news directors, news managers, producers, internet journalists, educators, students and industry-related associates
  • Annual Lifetime Achievement Awards honouring those who have served with excellence and distinction in broadcast journalism
  • RTDNA Online Job Bank – coming soon 

Membership Categories

Member – $115

Persons in a managerial or supervisory position whose primary responsibility is the supervision of news operation at any licensed radio and/or television station, cable system, radio and/or television network, or any news agency which has been recognized by the Board of Directors of the Association, or any person actively engaged in the preparation of news for broadcast on radio or television, who is employed by a licensed radio or television station, cable system or news service, or persons engaged in other news related activities, shall be eligible for Regular membership as may be approved by the Board. 

Associate Member – $190

Any person who does not qualify for Regular membership, but whose employment includes the provision of services to the broadcast news profession or who is employed in a public relations capacity, shall be eligible for an Associate membership in the Association, as may be approved by the Board. This is a non voting membership.

Educational Member – $500

Accredited Universities and Colleges in Canada with Broadcast Journalism Programs shall be eligible for an Institutional Membership in the Association (up to 20 members), as may be approved by the Board.

Student Member – $40

Any person enrolled in a Post-Secondary Educational institution which has been recognized by the Board of Directors of the Association, shall be eligible for a Student membership in the Association, as may be approved by the Board.

Retired Member – $25

Any person who has retired from a career in broadcast journalism or a career associated with broadcast journalism, and who has been a member of RTDNA for at least five (5) years, shall be eligible for a Retired membership in the Association, as may be approved by the Board.

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