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CAPS is THE Place to Be for Professional Speakers. The Canadian Association of Professional Speakers is the leading Canadian resource for experts who speak professionally including keynote speakers, trainers, coaches and facilitators. We are a growing community embracing the CAPS Advantage: Learn | Share | Grow | Belong.

To Join / find more info - https://www.canadianspeakers.org/joining

CAPS Member Benefits - https://www.canadianspeakers.org/member-benefits

CAPS Events - You could check out what CAPS is by attending any Chapter event. You can find a list of upcoming events at https://www.canadianspeakers.org/events.

To find more info on your local Chapter:
Atlantic / BC / Calgary / Ottawa / Prairie Shield / Quebec / Southwestern Ontario / Toronto

New Member Fees (Renewal Date March 31st Annually): 
  • Fee of $645.00 for Professional and Supplier memberships + $200.00 one-time only Initiation Fee + Applicable Tax Rate if join in April/May/June
  • Fee of $483.75 for Professional and Supplier memberships + $200.00 one-time only Initiation Fee + Applicable Tax Rate if join in July/August/September
  • Fee of $322.50 for Professional and Supplier memberships + $200.00 one-time only Initiation Fee + Applicable Tax Rate if join in October/November/December
  • Fee of $806.25 for Professional and Supplier memberships + $200.00 one-time only Initiation Fee + Applicable Tax Rate if join in January/February/March

Professional Membership – An individual shall be eligible for Professional membership in the Association if they have received at least $50,000 (CDN) in revenue using the spoken word, to audiences of three or more, in the previous 12-month period.
  • The individual may be a keynote speaker, trainer, facilitator, emcee, online course conductor, small group coach, or professional who shares their expertise via the spoken word outside of a classroom environment and gets monetarily compensated to do so.
  • There are unique instances where income from speaking may include product or course sales or consulting contracts that come as a result of your speaking work.
  • For clarification on this point, or for any other membership qualification, please reach out to our National Membership Chair or our National President by completing our contact form.
Supplier MembershipAny individual or company shall be eligible for Supplier membership in the Association if:
  • They are a Speakers Bureau(s), or a
  • Supplier of materials, equipment or consulting services to professional speakers.

CAPS Speaker Academy - If you’re just starting out on a speaking career or do not meet the requirements for membership at this time, we have a program that can help. Visit www.capsacademy.ca to explore our emerging speaker online program called CAPS Speaker Academy. You’ll learn from some of the very best in the business through dozens of videos that will guide you through the business of speaking, platform skills, and more. Plus, you’ll gain access to our virtual meetings coast to coast as part of your Academy sign-up.