Updated January 2021
Radio Amateurs of Canada is a national, non-profit organization devoted to the protection of Amateur Radio for public use and advocacy for enthusiasts of Amateur Radio at local, national and international levels. As such, the primary goal of all membership fees collected by RAC is to support our operations in this regard.
RAC continues to depend on donations from clubs and members for our many programs and initiatives – including the RAC Youth Education Program, the RAC Scholarship Program, the Defence of Amateur Radio Fund (DARF) and the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES).
The Maple Leaf Operator Membership is a special, premium membership level designed for individuals who wish to more directly sponsor RAC and its activities, above and beyond standard membership contributions.
By becoming a Maple Leaf Operator (MLO) at one of the three levels of membership listed below your contribution will directly support RAC’s programs:
Bronze: $100 per year (plus applicable taxes) provides approximately $44 per year in additional funds to sustain RAC and to help it grow
Silver: $500 per year (plus applicable taxes) provides approximately $444 per year to RAC
Gold: $1,000 per year (plus applicable taxes) provides approximately $944 each year to RAC
RAC Membership Recognition Program
Effective January 2021: Your contribution to Amateur Radio in Canada and internationally is important and in recognition RAC has been providing the names of all Maple Leaf Operators in each issue of The Canadian Amateur magazine.
In March 2020, the global pandemic resulted in the cancellation of in-person Amateur Radio courses and Radio Amateurs of Canada began offering online Basic, Advanced and CW Courses. The Advanced Course was offered at no charge to both existing and new RAC Maple Leaf Operators and as you can see from the following Membership list, the result has been amazing!
Given the substantial increase in the number of Maple Leaf Operators and the possible addition of future members from upcoming Advanced courses, we are unable to include complete lists of Maple Leaf Operators in the printed version of The Canadian Amateur magazine as it would require several pages to do so. We will continue to include the names and call signs of new Maple Leaf Members and new RAC members in each issue of TCA.
If you are not currently a RAC Maple Leaf Operator Member and you would like to register for the online course you will need to sign up with RAC as a Maple Leaf Operator Member (Bronze, Silver or Gold) by going to the RAC Membership Sign Up webpage.