The RAC Club Affiliation Program provides an opportunity for Canadian Amateur Radio Clubs to provide support to their national Amateur Radio association, Radio Amateurs of Canada.

As described below, the program provides valuable services and benefits that enhance the Amateur Radio experience for the club’s members.

Benefits of Affiliation

There are a number of important services and benefits which RAC makes available to affiliated Amateur Radio clubs:

Categories of Affiliation

There are four categories of RAC Affiliated Clubs:

Club Requirements for RAC Affiliation

The requirements for Club Affiliation to the RAC are:

a) the club be incorporated or at least have a constitution. Please note that to be eligible for insurance a club MUST be incorporated, or registered Society.

b) the club policies not conflict in any way with those of RAC

c) 51% of members are licensed (except for Category 3 and 4 clubs)

d) payment of the annual renewal fee of $27.95 (plus GST/HST)

To Apply for Affiliation

To apply to become an RAC affiliated club, please complete the RAC Club Affiliation Application Renewal Form and submit it along with the required $27.95 (plus GST/HST) to the RAC Affiliated Club Programme, 720 Belfast Road, Suite 217, Ottawa, ON K1G 0Z5. Upon acceptance, you will receive an acknowledgement letter with an affiliation number for your club.

To Renew Affiliation

To maintain its affiliated status a Club MUST update its information in the RAC Club Affiliation Application Renewal Form and submit it along with an annual renewal fee of $27.95 (plus GST/HST applicable to your province/territory) to the RAC Affiliated Club Programme, 720 Belfast Road, Suite 217, Ottawa, ON K1G 0Z5, by October 31, if the renewal application is not received by December 31 the club will be reclassified to inactive status and benefits of affiliation will cease. The club can return to active status by submitting an application and the annual renewal fee.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

To maintain insurance coverage under the RAC Club Insurance Program, a Club must be incorporated and maintain active Affiliated status with the RAC. It is the responsibility of the club to ensure it maintains active status for liability insurance coverage per terms of the insurance carrier.