The Canadian Society of Club Managers is the national professional society for individuals involved in the club management profession in Canada. The majority of Society members are the General Managers/Chief Executive Officers/Chief Operating Officers and senior staff of a variety of clubs, though our membership includes an increasing amount of Assistant Managers, Controllers, Food and Beverage Managers, hospitality educators and students, among others who are interested in and pursuing a career in club management.

Of our approximately 570 members, approximately 60% are from golf clubs and/or country clubs, 10% from city clubs, 7% from recreation and leisure clubs, and the remainder from a variety of sports, fitness, curling and other types of clubs. The majority of these clubs are private or semi-private and represent over 240 clubs across Canada.

There are nine distinct membership categories available, including Active, Associate, International, Student and Faculty. If you are currently in a club management position, or are associated with the club management industry, you may be eligible for membership in one of these categories. For more information on membership and to download an application form, please click here

Clubs must meet the following criteria;

  • Must own or lease a physical component (facility or property)
  • Must offer food and beverage services
  • Must have paid employees
  • May be either not-for-profit or for-profit corporation or society
  • Must have a General Manager/COO/CEO/Director that reports to a board. The Board may be paid or volunteer and is made up of members, private owner, public owners or corporate representative
  • Must have a group of individuals called users. Users must pay a fee for some form of access to use the facilities. Users could be considered members or owners that have access for more than a single occasion (monthly or annual commitments) or may be one time pay as you go users.
  • If the facility only offers the options of one time user and do not have the option of a monthly or annual commitment they must provide golf as the main activity
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