Why Become a CNAR Member?


Save on events, including the annual Conference, webinars, and bi-annual workshops.



Connect with key regulatory influencers across Canada through our member directory, Communities of Interest, virtual discussions, and Job Bank.



Share your knowledge and experience for the betterment of self-regulation in Canada. Submit articles in CNAR's newsletter, join the Board or Committees, and receive early notice of speaking opportunities at CNAR events.



Learn at CNAR Workshops, pre-Conference and Conference events, pose questions on CNAR's Communities of Interest and Executive Directors' forum, join our virtual discussions, receive CNAR's newsletter, and utilize CNAR to connect with seasoned peers.


Membership Options


If you are a regulator or part of a not-for-profit organization involved in or supporting regulation, three CNAR community options are available to you:

  • Organizational Member

  • Individual Member

  • Subscriber


Please note: pricing is not prorated. Membership renewals are due every January 1st. All membership fees are subject to applicable taxes.

Organizational Member

$900* / year for organizations with more than 10 employees

$600*/ year for those with 10 or fewer employees


  • Employee accounts (for staff and Board members) for up to 10 people ($100 for each additional 10 persons)

  • Discounted rate for all CNAR events including the annual conference

  • CNAR Member voting rights (one vote for the organization)

  • Discounted conference registration

  • Full engagement with CNAR Community (access to member portal, listing and logo of organization, job board, communities of interest, conference presentations, symposia)

  • CNAR Newsletter and communications, with ability to propose Member articles and updates

Individual Member

$300* / year – per person


  • Same benefits as Organizational Member with exception of logo on CNAR website, and ability to submit content to Newsletter

  • Provided as a single, non-transferable account - no employee or Board member accounts available


$200* / year – per person


  • Stay apprised of CNAR events, newsletters and updates

  • Ability to view CNAR job board

  • Not a CNAR members - cannot vote in matters of the association

  • Important Note: Subscribers do not receive a discount for CNAR events, including the annual conference

* plus applicable taxes 


$300* / year – per person


  • Full engagement with the membership through the Member portal (one person, non-transferable)

  • Access to the CNAR Communities of Interest

  • Ability to post and manage jobs in the Job Bank

  • Subscription to the CNAR newsletter

  • Timely receipt of the sponsorship prospectus for the national conference

* plus applicable taxes 

Communities of Interest

CNAR’s Communities of Interest are a collection of online forums to promote continuing connectivity, networking, the sharing of best practices, and discussion of pertinent topics among regulators from across Canada on a regular basis. Each Community has a dedicated facilitator who will post topics to each Community twice a month.  All CNAR members have the opportunity to join any or all the Communities of Interest.


For information on joining a particular Community, please contact Alana Coleman at

Executive Director Forum for Members and Partners

This on-line-only Forum is dedicated to general questions, interesting announcements and topical issues on regulation and the experiences of CNAR Members and Partners. Participants include all CNAR Organizational Members, Individual Members and Corporate Partners (including individuals with Portal accounts within these organizations). The Forum currently has more than 1,200 participants. This Discussion Forum is moderated by CNAR Executive Director Alyson Gaffney, who can address all questions about the organization, and facilitate discussion and exchange on questions or issues from participants with other CNAR members and partners.

Facilitator: Alyson Gaffney, CNAR

Investigations and Hearings

The Investigations and Hearings Community of Interest bring together those individuals who share an interest in case law and its applicability to Canadian regulatory practices. It acts as a support group for those working in the field, through quarterly telephone exchanges and an exclusive online area for participants to post and respond to questions, discuss disclosures, complaints, and provincial initiatives.

Facilitator: Richard Steinecke, Steinecke Maciura, LeBlanc

Regulatory Examinations - New!

With a growing number of regulators relying on provincial or national assessments of competency – either for purposes of registration, renewal, or continuing competency – there is a need for leaders of regulatory examinations to come together to exchange ideas and think about common challenges. This forum is intended for individuals who develop and administer exams, and includes discussion on topics such as:

  • Test accommodations

  • Appeals, as well as legal and human rights challenges, to exam policies and outcomes and their impacts on the exam, registration decisions, etc.

  • Sharing experiences on approaches to obtain external vendors or exam providers when working with regulators  

  • Best practice in test development and administration. What has changed? What hasn’t?

  • Developments in the exam industry – What’s new and exciting?

  • Alternative methods of competency assessment (eg, clinicial/practice-based exams) - challenges and opportunities


Facilitator: Katya Masnyk, Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators

Language Proficiency in the Regulatory Context

This community facilitates discussion regarding the role of language proficiency – and by extension, communicative competence - within the regulator’s mandate. Topics include best practices for fair and defensible entry-to-practice assessment of internationally-educated professionals, as well as facilitating workplace integration through the improvement of communication abilities.

Facilitator: TBC

Job Bank

As part of CNAR membership benefits, members can easily post or check the Member Job Bank through the portal anytime, at no cost.


The Job Bank can be found here

To post a job (CNAR Members only):

  • Login to your Member portal

  • Click “Post and Manage Jobs” on the black ribbon the top right of the page

  • Follow the prompts

  • Submit for approval to CNAR (response given within 24 hours)