How do I upgrade my Associate Membership to include Full Membership in the ADR Institute of Canada?
Associate members applying for national ADR designations, or who simply want the benefits of full membership in ADRIA, including membership in the ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC) and access to their newsletters, conference discounts, and/or professional liability insurance, need to upgrade their ADRIA membership level from Associate to Full. Because ADRIA is required to send a portion of the annual fee to ADRIC, an upgraded Full membership will always be for a full 12 months commencing at the time of the upgrade.
If you are renewing on your membership anniversary date and choose to upgrade to a Full membership, it is simply a matter of choosing that option when you renew online. In this case, your expiry date does not change.
If you wish to change levels before your membership is due for renewal, and your Associate membership has not expired, the fee for your Associate membership will be prorated and refunded as a credit towards your new Full membership. For example, if your Associate membership expires in early January and you apply for an upgraded membership in late August, you would receive a $50 credit towards your new Full membership (ie. a credit of approximately $10 for every month remaining in your Associate membership). Your new expiry date with both ADRIA and ADRIC would then be late August of the following year. Since our online renewal system does not automatically calculate this amount, you are encouraged to contact the membership desk at 780-433-4881 ext 110 to receive an appropriate credit.