Eligibility & Membership Categories

Eligibility

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 the below 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 owners, public owners or corporate representatives
  • 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 a one-time user and does not have the option of a monthly or annual commitment they must provide golf as the main activity

Membership Categories

The CSCM has nine distinct categories of membership. While most of our members fall under the Active or Associate categories, there are also memberships available for Retired professionals, Students, Faculty, and International members. For more information on the qualifications for each category, please refer to the following:


An Active Member is any person who, at the time of applying for membership in the Society, is employed as a general manager, chief operating officer, chief executive officer or senior manager of a club or similar association, or an individual who is employed in a senior management position, which reports directly to the person holding the aforementioned position. Active Members are entitled to vote at all Society or Branch meetings and are eligible to hold office as a director or officer of the Society or any Branch.

“The Canadian Society of Club Managers provides me with an array of resources and tools, the immense benefit of which is difficult to measure. From effective networking opportunities to access to comprehensive industry benchmarking data to the ever-supportive culture of pier mentorship and professional development, our Society is an invaluable resource in our common pursuit of enhanced experience for our members and guests.”
....Scott Henderson, Former GM - Richmond Country Club, Richmond, British Columbia.

Benefits of Active Membership

Communications

We strive to keep members informed with the knowledge and insight they need to plan and be prepared. Through our website, e-newsletters and member updates and alerts we ensure a regular flow of information on current and emerging issues and developments that impact on the work of members.

Website

Access the "members only" section on our website for up-to-date information on club management issues and developments, and to access member programs and services.

Professional Development

Each year, members attend our highly successful seminars, workshops, and conferences both nationally and regionally. Our well-rounded programs provide professional training, growth, and career development.

International Certification

Take the challenge of certification! The Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation, as established by the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) and recognized internationally, is designed to evaluate the ten (10) core competencies of club management. CCMs have the added advantage of being recognized as a professional in the industry, within North America and internationally.

Position Postings

The Society’s Position Posting service is a popular membership benefit as it provides a listing of career opportunities in senior club management positions, accessible to members only on the CSCM website.

Annual GM Compensation Report

Do you need current compensation information to benchmark your package against your peers? Well this report is compiled of data on a GM’s salary, bonuses and benefits and is broken down by club type, revenue, region, and population.

On-line Resource Library

Your CSCM membership affords you access to the Resource Library, an excellent resource of articles, templates, links, and documents on club operations and management.

Committees, Advisory Groups, Task Forces

Get involved in the work of the Association and share your expertise through active participation on committees, advisory groups and task forces. Corporate Partners Programs

Membership in CSCM gives you a business advantage. Using our collective buying power we have negotiated discount pricing and preferred service arrangements on the products and services members use most.

Membership Roster (PDF) and On-line Directory

Receive a complimentary downloadable copy of our annual Member Roster, which will be invaluable to you as a networking resource and reference tool. Members also have access to an on-line Member Directory and Directory of Clubs.

Publications

Your membership also includes a subscription to Club Manager Quarterly (CMQ) magazine. CMQ is a forum for the current issues and trends in club management and for professional and personal development. As well, membership in CSCM provides a subscription for all members to CMAA’s Club Management Magazine. The Society also publishes a quarterly electronic newsletter called Membership Matters, which provides the latest news and issues of the Society and our stakeholders.

Awards

CSCM offers a variety of annual awards program which recognizes member achievements.

Branch Events

In addition to the national benefits and services listed above, CSCM provides members access to the benefits and services of their respective Branches. The Society consists eleven (11) Branches covering all provinces. These Branches hold regular meetings and professional development sessions focusing on networking and education.
An Associate Member is an individual who is an employee of a club or similar association and is employed in a management position at a club where there is a least one Active Member in a senior management position.

Benefits of Associate Membership

Communications

We strive to keep members informed with the knowledge and insight they need to plan and be prepared. Through our website, e-newsletters and member updates and alerts we ensure a regular flow of information on current and emerging issues and developments that impact on the work of members.

Website

Access the "members only" section on our website for up-to-date information on club management issues and developments, and to access member programs and services.

Professional Development

Each year, members attend our highly successful seminars, workshops, and conferences both nationally and regionally. Our well-rounded programs provide professional training, growth, and career development.

International Certification

Take the challenge of certification! The Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation, as established by the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) and recognized internationally, is designed to evaluate the ten (10) core competencies of club management. CCMs have the added advantage of being recognized as a professional in the industry, within North America and internationally.

Position Postings

The Society’s Position Posting service is a popular membership benefit as it provides a listing of career opportunities in senior club management positions, accessible to members only on the CSCM website.

On-line Resource Library

Your CSCM membership affords you access to the Resource Library, an excellent resource of articles, templates, links, and documents on club operations and management.

Committees, Advisory Groups, Task Forces

Get involved in the work of the Association and share your expertise through active participation on committees, advisory groups and task forces.

Corporate Partners Programs

Membership in CSCM gives you a business advantage. Using our collective buying power we have negotiated discount pricing and preferred service arrangements on the products and services members use most.

Membership Roster and On-line Directory

Receive a complimentary copy of our annual Member Roster (PDF), which will be invaluable to you as a networking resource and reference tool. Members also have access to an on-line Member Directory and Directory of Clubs.

Publications

Your membership also includes a subscription to Club Manager Quarterly (CMQ) magazine. CMQ is a forum for the current issues and trends in club management and for professional and personal development. As well, membership in CSCM provides a subscription for all members to CMAA’s Club Management Magazine. The Society also publishes a quarterly electronic newsletter called Membership Matters, which provides the latest news and issues of the Society and our stakeholders.

Awards

CSCM offers a variety of annual awards program which recognizes member achievements.

Branch Events

In addition to the national benefits and services listed above, CSCM provides members access to the benefits and services of their respective Branches. The Society consists of eleven (11) Branches covering all provinces. These Branches hold regular meetings and professional development sessions focusing on networking and education.
An Alumni Member is any person who has been an Active Member for five years, has attained the age of 55 and has retired from active employment as a club or similar association manager.

Alumni Members are not entitled to vote at any meetings of the members of the Society or the Branch nor are they eligible to hold office as a director or officer of the Society or any Branch.

There is no application form associated with Alumni Membership. Please contact the National Office if you believe you qualify and would like to change your membership status.

To determine the fees for Alumni Membership, please refer to the CSCM Dues Chart.
The Colleague membership category is available to CSCM members who:

• are either Active Members or Inactive members;
• have been registered as an Active Member for at least a total of five consecutive years;
• are no longer working in the Club industry. Members are only eligible to qualify for this membership for one term with a maximum of two years.

Colleague members are non-voting and are not eligible to hold office as a director or officer of the Society or Branch.

To determine whether you qualify for Colleague Membership status, please contact the National Office.

To determine the fees for Colleague Membership, please refer to the CSCM Dues Chart.
A Faculty Member is any person who is a faculty member of a hospitality program at an accredited, post-secondary college or university.

Faculty Members are not entitled to vote at any meetings of the members of the Society or the Branch, nor are they eligible to hold office as a director or officer of the Society or any Branch.

To determine the fees for Faculty Membership, please refer to the CSCM Dues Chart.
Categories

Honourary Life Member

In appointing an Active Member as an Honourary Life Member, the awards committee and the Board of Directors shall consider the following criteria:

• the person has been an Active Member, in good standing for a minimum of twenty years;
• the person has obtained the designation of either Fellow of Professional Club Management (FPCM) or Certified Club Manager (CCM); and
• the person has served the Society at the national level or has rendered distinguished service and/or has made outstanding contributions to club management above and beyond those normally expected of an Active Member or a director of the Society or Branch.

Honourary Life Members shall be entitled to vote at all meetings of the members of the Society or Branch.

Honourary Life Members are eligible to hold office as a director or officer of the Society or Branch.

Honourary Life Members shall pay 0% of the National Dues and 0% of the applicable Branch Dues.

Honourary Life Members shall be entitled to access all of the CSCM member services.

Honourary Branch Member

In appointing a Honourary Branch Member, the CSCM Branch shall consider the following criteria:

• the person has been an Active Member, in good standing for a minimum of twenty years;
• the person has obtained the designation of either Fellow of Professional Club Management (FPCM) or Certified Club Manager (CCM);
• the person has served on the board of directors of the Branch; and
• the person has served the Branch or has rendered distinguished service and/or has made outstanding contributions to club management above and beyond those normally expected of an member or a director of the Society or Branch.

Honourary Branch Members shall be entitled to vote at all meetings of the members of the Society and the Branch.

Honourary Branch Members are eligible to hold office as a director or officer of the Society or Branch.

On behalf of Honourary Branch Members, Branches shall pay 100% of the National Dues and 0% Branch Dues.

To determine the fees for Honourary Branch Membership, please refer to the CSCM Dues Chart. Honourary Branch Members shall be entitled to access all of the CSCM member services.

There is no application associated with Honourary Membership as it is determined on a nomination basis only. Please contact the National Office should you wish further details.
An Inactive Member is a person who is a former Active or Associate Member and is unemployed and seeking re-employment in the club industry for a maximum of two years.

Inactive Members are not entitled to vote at any meetings of the members of the Society or a Branch, nor are they entitled to hold office as a director or officer of the Society or any Branch.

An Inactive Member who becomes employed in the club industry shall immediately and automatically be transferred to Active or Associate Member status, provided that he or she is so qualified. Membership dues will not be payable until the next membership year.

To determine whether you qualify for Inactive Membership status, please contact the National Office.

Inactive Members are not required to pay any dues at this time. For more information on fees associated with membership, please refer to the CSCM Dues Chart.
An International Membership is any person who is an employee of a club or similar association operating outside of Canada.

International Members are not affiliated with a Branch, but are entitled to vote at meetings of the members of the Society.

International Members are not eligible to hold office as a director or officer of the Society.

To determine the fees for International Membership, please refer to the CSCM Dues Chart.
A Student Member is any person who is enrolled as a student in a hospitality program in an accredited, post-secondary college or university, and who are not employed in a club management position on a full-time basis.

Student Members are not entitled to vote at any meetings of the members of the Society or the Branch nor are they eligible to hold office as a director or officer of the Society or any Branch.

A Student Member may maintain their student membership status for a full calendar year after their graduation.

A complimentary Student Membership is awarded each year to winners of the Val Mason Scholarship.

To determine the fees for Student Membership, please refer to the CSCM Dues Chart.

Looking for general information about club management (i.e. how to select a club, job descriptions, career paths, templates, etc.), then visit the Club Careers section of the website.
Managers of Small Clubs - Making a Great Membership Opportunity Affordable for YOU!

In light of the financial challenges faced by smaller club, CSCM is pleased to offer managers of small private clubs an introductory annual membership rate of $460 for Active members or $280 for Associate members (plus branch dues and tax) to join and experience the benefits that CSCM has to offer. This discount may not be combined with any other CSCM membership offer.

Criterion

• Eligible small private clubs are those with annual revenues under $2M
• Available only to new CSCM Active or Associate members, not employed at a CSCM affiliated Club, on a two-year trial basis.
• The most senior manager of the club must join as an Active Member.

All you want, all you need

• Access to the "members only" section on the website for up-to-date information on club management issues and developments, and to access member programs and services.
• Attend highly successful seminars, workshops, and conferences both nationally and regionally.
• Career opportunities through the Position posting/viewing service.
• Annual GM Compensation Report.
• Access to affinity programs such as Respect in Clubs, VGM purchasing group, NEBS business products and more…
• Online Resource Library of articles, templates, links, and documents on club operations and management.
• Access to certification in club management programs.
• CMAA’s Club Management Magazine.
• Access to the benefits and services of CSCM Branches.
• Membership Roster and Online Directory.
• Club Manager Quarterly (CMQ) magazine.
• Annual awards program which recognizes member achievements.

Who should consider membership in CSCM?

Examples of potential positions at small private clubs (e.g. golf, tennis, curling, etc.) that may be interested in joining the CSCM:

Controllers
Athletic/Sport professionals
Food & Beverage Managers/Supervisors
Superintendents & Assistants Membership Directors/Sales personnel
Grounds personnel
Office Managers Golf Professionals & Associates
Chefs
General Managers/Clubhouse Managers
CSCM is pleased to launch a Multi-Member Program to provide an opportunity for more Active members and Associate members to join the CSCM for a reduced fee.

What is the Program?

The Multi-Member Program is designed for clubs who wish to support more managers, supervisors and staff at their clubs with membership in CSCM. For a 50% discount off both the National and the Branch fees, additional employees of the same club can join as either an Active Member or as an Associate Member provided there already exists a combined total of three CSCM Active or Associate members at that club (same club address required). In essence, provided you qualify, a fourth or more club employee may join CSCM as Active or Associate at a 50% discount. The discount offered in this program cannot be combined with any additional discount offered through CSCM.

Why you should consider the Program?

Many CSCM Active Members have expressed a desire to support more of their staff with membership in CSCM; however, budget limitations are often cited as a key challenge in this regard. We hope this program will help alleviate some of those challenges you face.

Advantages the Program provides include:

• Increased exposure to CSCM for a broader audience of club employees and supervisors in various areas of the club
• Increased networking opportunities and career development
• Provides a stronger CSCM through growth in membership
Who should you consider?

Examples of potential positions at each club that may be interested in joining the CSCM under this offer include:

Controllers
Athletic/Sport professionals
Food & Beverage Managers/Supervisors
Superintendents & Assistants
Membership Directors/Sales personnel
Grounds personnel
Office Managers
Golf Professionals & Associates
Chefs

How do you register?

Clubs are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity at renewal and throughout the year. Contact Donna Hersey, Member Services Coordinator, at donna@cscm.org or 416-979-0640 ext. 254 to determine whether your Club qualifies for this opportunity or to complete the multi-member program registration.

Membership Year

The Membership year of The Canadian Society of Club Managers is from January 1st to December 31st.

Membership Dues

Dues for membership are paid annually and are comprised of two components, the National Dues and the Branch Dues.  The National Dues are payable in advance but not later than the 31st day of January in each year. The Branch Dues are fixed by each Branch each year, and are payable in advance but not later than the 31st day of January in each year.  For information on the current Membership Dues, please refer to the CSCM Member Dues Chart.  

If joining after June 30th of the membership year, the dues for new members are pro-rated by 50%. 2018 Membership Dues Chart Pro-rated.

Membership belongs to the individual and is non-transferable. Should the member change employment, the membership remains with that individual regardless of who has paid for it.

SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITY - Please see Small Club category above for details.

Small Club - Active Member Application Form

Small Club - Associate Member Application Form

Any member who is in arrears for National Dues, Branch Dues, or Assessment Dues for a period of one month after due date, will be notified that they are not in good standing by the Secretary/Treasurer. If arrears have not been paid by the 1st day of March in each year and without a written explanation satisfactory to the Board of Directors, such Members shall be notified that they are no longer Members of the Society.