BTC Membership Dues to Increase
Memberships with the Bruce Trail Conservancy will be increasing in price in February 2022 for the first time since 2004.
This increase was voted on and supported by our members at the Bruce Trail Conservancy Annual Meeting (October 16, 2021). The change to membership dues will take effect on all membership purchases starting February 1, 2022, including both new and renewing memberships.
Any member whose membership expires between February 1 and June 30, 2022 can renew their membership early (before February 1) at the current, lower rate. In these cases, the membership renewal will begin from the current expiry date so no time is ‘lost’.
Since our last membership dues increase in 2004, delivering on our mission has grown increasing complex and urgent.
Revenue from memberships helps the Bruce Trail Conservancy fulfill our mission, and provide safe, environmentally responsible, public access to the Niagara Escarpment for today, and generations to come. Not only do membership dues contribute directly to funding operations and support the important work of the Bruce Trail Clubs, but as the BTC achieves success in our mission, the revenue helps cover the costs of our important conservation work.
The Bruce Trail Conservancy works hard to keep the organization efficient, and we are proud to have been rated as a top charity by Charity Intelligence Canada for 2021, recognized for responsible spending.
We also believe that Bruce Trail Conservancy membership provides value for our members. Being a member provides a charitable tax receipt for the full value of the membership, access to an extensive program of organized hikes, invitations to special events, the Bruce Trail Conservancy Magazine, news from local Club(s), discounts on BTC products and some retail partners, and a unique membership badge and card. And as a member of the Bruce Trail Conservancy you can feel pride in being part of a community of supporters who are ensuring the future of the Bruce Trail.
If you’ve experienced the Bruce Trail, you know what a treasure it is. This treasure is made possible thanks to the ongoing support of our members.
Thank you for continuing to support the Bruce Trail Conservancy through your membership.