The only degree you need is a degree of caring. Anyone who wants to make a difference in their communities and is able to attend regular meetings can join a Canadian Progress Club (CPC). People from all walks of life belong. Most clubs have only men or only women as members, however some clubs include both. There are lots of ways to get involved with the Canadian Progress Club. Read on!
Become a Member
Finding and keeping new members is a Canadian Progress Club priority.
Check us out:
- Use the map on our home page at www.progressclub.ca to find a club near you and contact the club to ask about attending a meeting or an upcoming club event. You can also contact our National Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Special events are continually being held to recruit new members across Canada, so watch for notices on our website, in your community bulletin or local newspaper.
- Find out if anyone you know is a Progress Club member, and ask them about their experience.
- Find the right club for you. Check out a few clubs and events put on by different clubs to help you decide which club is the best fit for you. In Calgary there are 7 clubs – 3 men’s and 4 women’s clubs.
Attend a CPC fundraising event or buy a ticket
On www.progressclub.ca click Upcoming Events on the right sidebar to find what’s happening in your community or use the map on our home page to find a club near you.
Become a sponsor
Donate cash, prizes, a venue, the use of equipment or make other in-kind donations such as printing, meals or decorations. Use the national map on our home page to find a club near you or contact our national office for more information (email@example.com)
Tell your friends and relatives about the Canadian Progress Club
Membership may not be for you, but maybe someone you know would like to volunteer with the Canadian Progress Club! Help spread the word!
What do members do?
Each local club belongs to the national organization but clubs run independently, choosing local charities to support, planning fundraising projects, and doing hands-on community service work. Our club members generously provide their time and talents to work together to plan, organize, and deliver on their club’s initiatives, and have fun doing it! Members also support Special Olympics Canada through hands-on volunteering at local Special Olympics events, and financially through the Canadian Progress Charitable Foundation.
What is special about being a member?
- Members participate in club decision-making such as which community organizations to support, and who will be on the club executive. Members vote at their club meetings, and at conventions on regional and national issues.
- You can learn or improve on organizational, public speaking and other valuable skills, and gain work-related experience in the club.
- Use your talents and skills to serve on club, regional and national Boards to help shape and promote the ongoing success of the Canadian Progress Club.
- Belonging to a reputable national service organization like the Canadian Progress Club is a respected career attribute, and which is often sought after on employment resumes.
- Make friends as we work side by side to meet our common goals, in a friendly, encouraging and social atmosphere.
- Membership in the Canadian Progress Club is a great way to network locally, regionally and nationally.
How are members supported?
Local clubs support their members by mentoring and by providing learning opportunities and sponsorship so that members can attend conventions. Local clubs have bylaws and policies/procedures that are a framework for members to work within.
The Canadian Progress Club national office administers membership records, maintains the national website www.progressclub.ca and supports local clubs by publishing a quarterly newsletter “The Progression” and by helping to organize conventions and educational events. On the national website, members have access to “the Blue Book” which contains the Canadian Progress Club’s values, mission, goals, objectives, standards. The website also contains sample policies, guidelines and other useful tools such as forms to help clubs organize themselves.
Going to the annual national convention is a great way to see Canada from coast-to-coast! Clubs take turns hosting the national convention with assistance from the national office. Each region also offers a regional convention annually. Funding to help members pay to attend conventions is often given by their local club. Conventions give members opportunities to build their skills and so to become better at helping their communities. Workshops are offered, and members can learn a lot by socializing with other members and clubs to share experience and ideas.
- 2015 Regional Convention: Drumheller, May 29-30.
- 2015 National Convention: St. Albert, September 30 to October 5.
Vision Statement of CPC Calgary City Centre
Canadian Progress Club (CPC) Calgary City Centre is a group of skilled, passionate, committed women who make positive contributions to our communities by fundraising and volunteering in an environment of acceptance and fun. We have ‘community at our core’.
Our Core Values
- Service to the community and hands-on volunteering
- Fundraising for our chosen charities and being open to new opportunities
- Teamwork and organization
- Fun, friendship and support to one another
Join us to make a difference!