If you live within the boundaries of the Saanich-Gulf Islands Electoral District, and join the GPC, then you automatically become a member of the Saanich-Gulf Islands Electoral District Association (SGI EDA).
Becoming a member:
Any citizen or permanent resident of Canada, who is at least fourteen (14) or older, is eligible for membership in the Party, with full voting rights, provided the person is not a member of any other political party. (GPC Constitution and Bylaws, see Bylaw 1.1.1)
A nominal donation (eligible for an income tax credit) is required when you sign up to become a member. Signing up for a monthly donation with your membership is the most effective way to support the GPC. Alternatively you can sign up for a one-year membership with a donation of $10 or more, or a three-year membership with a donation of $25 or more.
To become a SGI member, sign up here and your donation will be directed to the local SGI EDA. Alternatively, you can sign up here and your donation will go to the national GPC office. Either way, you become a member of the national GPC and the SGI EDA.
Please note that it helps if you always use the same email address when communicating with the national office and the EDA.
After signing up for membership, be sure to also register a user account on the GPC website (with your own username and password) to get access to members-only pages.
You can check the status of your membership under “My Profile” after logging in to the GPC website. If you cannot remember your login or have not yet created an account, just follow the prompts.
Membership in the Green Party of Canada (GPC) gives you more than a warm feeling inside! You can:
- Influence Green Party policy development at national and local levels
- Vote to choose your next Green Party candidate for Member of Parliament
- Vote in elections of Green Party officials at national and local levels
- Keep up to date with Green Party activities at both national and local levels
- Access member-only pages on the Green Party of Canada website
Being a member:
Globally, all Green parties and their members are encouraged to follow (and help to further develop) the principles in the Charter of the Global Greens, which was adopted in 2001 and updated in 2012.
At the national level, a member in good standing for at least 30 days in the Green Party of Canada is eligible to attend General Meetings held at least once every two years, and participate in and vote on national issues including:
- Green Policy Development
- Election of the GPC’s Leader
- Election of the GPC’s Federal Council
- Leadership nominations (GPC Constitution and Bylaws, see Bylaw 2)
At the local level, as a member in good standing for at least 30 days in the Electoral District Association, you are invited to participate in the governance and policy development of the EDA. This includes attending our Annual General Meeting (AGM), usually in June, participating in one or more ways as a volunteer, and voting to elect the volunteers who form the Executive Committee, which governs the EDA and manages its budget.