If you have, or would like to to start, a rock, mineral, fossil, lapidary or other like-minded club and your goals are consistent with that of the CCFMS, why not become a CCFMS affiliated club? The CCFMS offers the following to member clubs:
Prospective clubs should read and consider the Constitution and Bylaws of the CCFMS before applying to become a member club. In accordance with Section 4 of the Constitution, membership in The Federation (CCFMS) is "open to all organizations in Canada, subject to the bylaws of The Federation, whose objectives are consistent with those of The Federation and whose membership is unrestricted as provided by The Charter of Rights and Freedoms". Section 1 of the Bylaws explains what should be included in an application package. In accordance with subsection 1(d), "any application for membership may be approved or rejected by simple majority of the C.C.F.M.S. Board and ratified at the next AGM". The Constitution and Bylaws of the CCFMS are available to read at: Constitution and Bylaws of the CCFMS
To assist prospective clubs through the application process, an Application Form is made available. This form is not necessary to the application process, but acts as a guide and reminder of what should be included in the application package.
Any prospective new club submission should be made to the CCFMS Communications Director.
Electronic submittals are welcome by sending email to
Paper submittals should be sent to the following address:
c/o Natural History, Mineralogy
100 Queen's Park
Note: Once an application is received it will be passed on to the Executive Committee for preliminary approval. Final ratification will take place at the next Annual General Meeting. Upon approval, membership dues shall be due. Dues for new organizations are based on the membership count as of the date of acceptance into the CCFMS. Present dues are based on $5.00 per family membership and $4.75 per individual membership. Upon payment, full membership status with all the attendant rights, privileges and obligations, shall be extended to the applicant organization.