Types and Benefits of Memberships

Active members

People who self-identify as Inuit, are16 years of age, and have been a resident of Manitoba for three months are admitted as Active Members. Active Members have the following rights and benefits:

  • full voting rights at the Annual General Meeting and any special meetings called for Members; 
  • are able to run for a position on the board of directors, guiding the organization’s Executive Director in their work to fulfill MIA’s mission and goals;
  • are invited to all MIA events, and kept informed of issues concerning the Inuit community of Manitoba via e-mail. 

There are no fees to be an Active Member.

Associate members

Non-Inuit, Inuit under the age of 16 living in Manitoba, and Inuit who do not live in Manitoba for three months are admitted as Associate Members. Full Members have the following rights and benefits:

  • invited to attend and participate in the Annual General Meeting and any special meetings called for Members, but with no voting rights; 
  • are invited to all MIA events, and kept informed of issues concerning the Inuit community of Manitoba via e-mail. 

There are no fees to be an Associate Member.

Organizational members

Manitoba-based corporations or other legal entities who represent Inuit or have an interest in Inuit community activities are admitted as Organizational members. Organizational members have the following rights and benefits:

  • Each Organizational Member is entitled to nominate one representative who shall be entitled to vote at the Annual General Meeting
  • The Organizational Member is invited to all MIA events, and kept informed of issues concerning the Inuit community of Manitoba via e-mail

As of 2015, there are no fees to become an Organizational Member. By-laws allow for membership dues to be set from time to time by the Board of Directors.

See Section 8 of Manitoba Inuit Association By-laws on membership