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Build Your Network from Coast to Coast.  Join CAMA - the only Canadian National Association for Chief Administrative Officers and their Direct Reports.  We are a national network of colleagues from all size municipalities promoting excellence in local government and supporting each other through the same challenges.   CAMA membership provides you with valuable member services designed to help you thrive in every step of your municipal career.

Click here to find out about the special programs, services, and benefits of being a CAMA member.



To join the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators please complete the on-line registration form.  Membership fees start as low as $320.00 per year for regular members (and are currently 50% off for your first year). 



REGULAR MEMBERSHIP:  Open to individuals working in the field of municipal administration as:

  • a City Manager, Town Manager, Chief Administrative Officer, Commissioner or such position which acts in the chief or head administrative capacity for a Canadian municipality; or
  • a senior management position in the administration of a Canadian municipality which reports directly to a person as described above.

AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP:  Open to individuals not employed in municipal administration but work closely with municipal administrators in either the government or non-profit sector or who work in the private sector.

RETIRED MEMBERSHIP:  Open to an individual who has been a regular member and has retired from municipal administration



As a special offer, regular members will receive 50% off our already great value membership fees for the first year!.

Membership fees for the year April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024.  If you are joining CAMA between October 2023 and March 2024 you will not be invoiced again until March 2025:

Membership Level Regular Fee 50% off First Year

A. Regular Member (primary): For municipalities with a population of:

5,000 or less:



5,000 but less than 10,000:



10,000 or more but less than 100,000:



more than 100,000:



B. Regular Member (additional):

The second and each additional member from every individual municipality:



C. Affiliate Members:

Government, association, institutional & other not-for-profit organizations:



Consultants, business and other for-profit organizations:



D. Retired member:




Please note that all the above categories include the option of joining ICMA:

To join ICMA:

 $135 USD


Please note that you must be a CAMA member before receiving the ICMA discounted membership rate.


CAMA also enjoys a close working relationship with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).  Through our affiliation agreement, CAMA members can join ICMA at a substantially reduced rate of $135 (US dollars) per person, an average savings of $800.  To participate in this discounted ICMA membership offer, visit the ICMA website at, or go directly to the International Application form to download the application and mail it directly to ICMA. It is important that you note on the ICMA application that you are a CAMA member.



See what Tim Anderson, CAMA Member and CAO for the City of Waterloo, ON, has to say about the benefits of CAMA membership.

Tim Anderson:



Building better municipalities together.

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