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