Become a Member

When you become an IPAC member, you join your public sector peers and leaders in being among the first to learn about cutting-edge public administration theory and practice. You become part of a professional community of public administrators across Canada who are committed to making a positive difference in their communities and country. If this sounds at all interesting to you, you could benefit from an IPAC membership!


Enjoy networking with your peers and leaders in the public sector and schools of public policy and administration. Participate in IPAC Regional Group activities.

Professional Development

Keep up to date by acquiring new knowledge, and improving your skills through IPAC’s research, publications and professional development programs.

Share your expertise

Share your expertise and skills with your peers in Canada and around the world. Demonstrate your leadership abilities locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Access to Members only resources

Unlimited access to members-only resources, including our full Case Study Library.

Job Opportunities

Learn about the latest public sector jobs and professional development opportunities across Canada.


Hear from top experts in public sector leadership and management through webinars, workshops and conferences. Many events are free for members or available at a preferred price!


  • An online subscription to our prestigious Canadian Public Administration Journal.
  • Full access to IPAC's research reports and case studies.
  • IPAC books and publications at preferred pricing.
  • Reduced rates on many training and education offerings, and
  • Member rates and savings on insurance and other products.
  • Access to Perkopolis Discount Program

Regular Membership

For over 70 years our members have experienced the many benefits delivered from the research, networking, recognition and other innovative activities that IPAC offers. Our members come from all orders of government, university and college teachers, students, and organizations interested in public administration. By their involvement in IPAC, they continue to expand their core competencies and gain professional satisfaction and advancement.

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Discounted rates

Special pricing is available for students, retirees and new professionals.

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Become a Friend of IPAC

Becoming a friend of IPAC costs you nothing ... and yet can be very rewarding. Receive our free eNewsletter highlighting the latest in IPAC news, activities and research and be notified of important upcoming IPAC events. 

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