Membership Rates and Benefits


Individual Membership

Includes Under/Unemployed and Retired


Individual membership is a means for individuals to network with peers, support an environment of collaboration and inclusive dialogue on bioethics issues, and advance the cause of bioethics in Canada. 

Benefits to members include:

  • Eligibility for membership in a CBS Affiliate Group
  • Subscription to CBS Update monthly emails
  • Reduced rates on annual conference registration
  • Advance notice of selected bioethics events and opportunities
  • Opportunities to sit on the CBS Board and voting privileges at Annual General Meeting
  • Eligibility for Lifetime Achievement and Distinguished Service Awards
  • Copy of CBS Members Directory (online or print, as applicable)
  • Access to the CBS Member Database, which facilitates networking between CBS members. It allows members to gain a better understanding of who does what in bioethics in Canada. Members can search for other members by name, province or city and by particular area of specialization. It is also possible to do individual searches to identify CBS members who are willing to be contacted by the media or to serve as mentors.

Individual Fees for 2017/2018:

- Less than $35,000 Income Level: $51.50

- $35,000-$64,999 Income Level: $97.85

- $65,000-$79,999 Income Level: $128.75

- $80,000-$99,999 Income Level: $164.80

- $100,000-$149,000 Income Level: $206.00

- More than $150,000 Income Level: $257.50 

- Retired: $72.10

If you are an ASBH member, please contact  to receive 10% discount on your CBS membership.  

Student Membership

Student membership provides an opportunity for full-time undergraduate and graduate students working towards a terminal degree to advance their learning, networking and career opportunities in bioethics. The following benefits are available:
  • All the privileges of individual membership, in addition to:
  • Reduced rates for membership, conference rates and accommodations
  • Eligible for student abstract awards bursaries to attend the annual conference
  • Eligible to represent students in your region on various student organizing committees
  • Opportunities to sit on the CBS Board as a student representative
  • Eligibility for student networking opportunities
  • Eligibility for student mentorship opportunities and skill-building workshops

If you are an ASBH member, please contact  to receive 10% discount on your CBS membership. 

Student Fees for 2017/2018:

- Student Fee: $41.20 

Supporting Organization Membership

Supporting organization membership is a means for organizations in Canada to support the development and advance the cause of bioethics by contributing to the work of the Society and supporting its goals. In addition, Supporting Organization membership is a way for Canadian groups, networks, departments, health services organizations and institutions to publicly demonstrate their commitment to decision-making and dialogue based on considered values. Supporting Organization members receive the benefits of individual membership for one individual in the organization. The organization is also recognized and appreciated through:
  • The ability to list job openings in the monthly CBS Update email to members
  • Acknowledgment on special Supporting Organization member page of CBS website
  • Acknowledgment in the annual conference program
  • Reduced price for Director's networking breakfasts/events at the annual conference (where applicable)
  • Reduced rates on specific bioethics resources (where negotiated)

Supporting Organization Fees for 2017/2018: 

- Bronze level: $515.00

- Silver level: $1030.00

- Gold level: $2575.00

- Platinum level: $5150.00 and higher