Membership

BCMF Membership Categories

The BC Métis Federation has three categories of membership.

BCMF Full Member

The BC Métis Federation (BCMF) will recognize Full Membership upon proof of genealogical records, going back five generations.

Full members are the only voting members, as well as the only members that are eligible to sit on the Board of Directors.

BCMF Associate Member

BCMF will recognize Associate Membership for:

  • Spouses of BCMF members
  • Friends of the BCMF
  • Independent supporters who complete a BCMF membership application form but have not provided genealogical evidence to substantiate their Métis identification at the time of membership application
  • Métis who do not have their genealogy complete will become associate members until a member has completed the necessary research to verify citizenship

Associate Members will not be eligible to vote at any BCMF general meetings and are not eligible to sit on the BCMF board of directors.

BCMF Honourary Member

BCMF will recognize Honourary Membership for:

  • Such persons may be admitted by resolution of the membership at an annual general meeting
  • Recognized friends of the BCMF by Order of the Sash presentation or extraordinary circumstance

Honourary Members will not be eligible to vote at any BCMF general meetings and are not eligible to sit on the BCMF board of directors.

BCMF Membership Fees

The current BCMF membership cost structure covers the printing costs of the BCMF laminate membership cards. Family memberships include children under the age of 18.

  • Individual – $30
  • Family of 4* – $100
  • Elders (65+) – $25
  • Veteran – $25

* Additional children under the age of 18 are $30 each.

BCMF Membership Card

All BCMF Members will receive a BCMF Membership Card.

How to Complete Your Membership Application

The BCMF Membership Application package consists of four parts:

  • Application Form
  • Statutory Declaration Form
  • Consent to Release Form
  • Genealogy Diagram

BC Métis Federation is pleased to provide the following additional resource to assist you research and prepare your genealogies with your BC Métis Federation membership application:

Heather Hallett – Métis Red River Genealogist

  • 1490 Thorpe Avenue, Courtenay, B.C, V9N 7K7
  • 250-338-1721
  • hhallett@shaw.ca
  • Fees are negotiable on an individual basis
  • 25 years experience

Please contact Heather directly should you have any other questions.

You must also submit 1 identical passport-style photos for use with your BCMF Membership Card. Photos must be from the mid-chest to just above the head and use a light coloured background.

You must complete and return all of the above documents along with your passport photos and payment before you will receive your BCMF Membership Card. Please make your cheque or money order out to:

  • BC Métis Federation

Mail your documents and payment to the BCMF Head Office:

  • BC Métis Federation
  • Attention: Membership Coordinator
  • 390 – 3665 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC, V5R 5W2

Contact:

  • 604-638-7220
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