Engaging, Enabling and Evolving Commerce in Canada since 1989

Become a Member

Become an ACT Canada member to shape the payments and secure identity landscape.

We are the only association in the world with the credibility to foster open dialogue in a trusted environment, through direct access to all stakeholder groups.

Our members' world is all about the evolution of payments and the ever increasing importance of digital identity. Since 1989, we have attracted new and established players from every corner of the global market: issuers, acquirers, payment networks, and those who support them with products and
services. We bring people together at more than 40 events and meetings annually, including forums where members resolve targeted issues and identify opportunities.

In a world awash with information overload, we create clarity by connecting people, enabling dialogue and driving insights.

Join now! Click here for an application form.

For membership benefits and pricing please click here.

Retailers receive special membership pricing. Click here for more information if you are a retailer.

Join a unique stakeholder organization whose members are shaping the payments and secure identity landscape.

As an ACT Canada member you get an opportunity to connect with other members who are looking for meaningful conversations on current issues facing our industry. Through dialogue, our members build knowledge and gain special insights to help their business grow.

See who else is a member.

Why Join?

3 great reasons to join ACT Canada

  1. The payment association where you will connect with all types of payment stakeholders
  2. Dialogue and insights are invaluable and actually influence the market direction
  3. ACT Canada insights help you reduce costs, minimize risks and expand your market.

Membership offers privileges you can't get anywhere else:

  • Your own market expert on retainer year round to answer any inquiry
  • Sound insights to help you increase revenues, lower costs and reduce risk
  • Savings on ACT Canada and industry events, conferences and publications
  • Access to global market research, industry contacts and data on best practices
  • An industry voice for you through our advocacy and stakeholder relations efforts

There's a Membership category that's right for you

Principal: Key market shapers with significant interests in secure payment, secure identity management and other advanced applications and technologies.

General: Active participant representing issuers, acquirers, suppliers and others with interests in secure payment, secure identity management and other advanced applications and technologies.

Please note that there is special pricing for available for the General Level Membership for the following organization types:

  • Small to Medium Canadian enterprises (wholly-owned enterprises with annual revenues under $25M)
  • Government entities
  • Retailers

Associate: Associate level is only available to 1 person consultancies or organizations that have an interest in secure payment, mobile, or digital ID but who do not supply or purchase the aforementioned products or services. Benefits are available to a single, named person.

MEMBER CLASSANNUAL RETAINER* (1 yr from activation date)
Principal $9995
General $4995
Government Entities- Special General Level Pricing  $3495
SME**- Special General Level Pricing $3495
Retailers- Special General Level Pricing $1995
Retailer ‐ Merchant Advisory Group
(MAG) Members ‐ Pricing for General
Level
$1795
Start-Up*** $750
Associate++ $500
Research Subscription $4995

*Fees are subject to HST
**Wholly-owned Cdn organization with annual funding/revenues less than $25 million.
***Start‐up pricing available for a maximum of 2 consecutive years; Number of employees working for the start‐up company cannot exceed 20;
Revenue/funding of the start‐up company cannot exceed $2,000,000 per year 
++ Associate level is only available to 1 person consultancies or organizations that have an interest in secure payment, mobile, or digital ID but who do not supply or purchase the aforementioned products or services. Benefits are available to a single, named person.

Membership Kit & Application

More information on membership and how to join:

For our membership kit click here.

For our member application click here.

What Our Members Have To Say

"We are members of many associations, but the support we get from ACT Canada is exceptional. Their 26+ years in market and established market contacts make them a valuable resource for us. When I want to distinguish between market myths and fact, my first call is often to ACT Canada who usually already knows the answers to my questions or will connect me with the right industry experts who do."

Senior Director of Operations and Technology, Walmart Bank Canada

Special member discounts for Cardware: Payment Insights + Exclusive Access to Cardware Connections Networking Meetings!

Read more about events and member pricing.

For more information about joining ACT Canada; please contact Michelle Weir-Kinghan at + 1 905 426 6360 x117  or michelle.weirkinghan@actcda.com.