Adult Membership FAQs

When can I join?

Women ages 18+ can join anytime! The Guiding year is from September 1 to August 31, but adult members are always in demand and you can begin the screening process anytime during the year.

How do I join?

Adult Membership Process
Complete these seven easy steps:
1) Complete our online application form. After receiving your application, the Membership team will lead you through the rest of the steps. Watch for an email in the following 24-48 hours with next steps.
3) Schedule a phone INTERVIEW
4) Provide three REFERENCES
5) Provide a valid PRC (You will be sent a link to apply for a PRC at no cost to you if you do not already have one that meets Girl Guides of Canada standards)
6) Discuss your VOLUNTEER PLACEMENT  with the Community Planning Coordinator or pay the National registration fee.
7) If you are working with girls complete mandatory SAFE GUIDE TRAINING within 6 months of submitting your application

How much does membership cost?

Registration Fee for Adults
The national registration fee for adults is $60. 
Girl Guides of Canada, Ontario Council pays the national registration fee for adult members who volunteer in a capacity that supports girls including the following roles:
  • Unit Guider
  • Unit Treasurer
  • Administrative Community Leader
  • Community Guider
  • Resource Guider
  • Provincial Level Volunteer
  • Specialty Community Member
There is no national registration fee payable for members who are:
  • Aged 75 or older by December 31 of the current Guiding year (your birth date must be registered in iMIS, our membership database, to qualify for this exemption)
  • Honorary Life Award recipients

How do I get a Police Records Check (PRC)?

All adult members (including Members who are Honorary Life Award recipients) are required to have completed a Police Records Check (PRC) or a PRC Exemption. Members returning to Guiding must also complete the appropriate adult screening process. 
Police Records Check (PRC) for Potential Members and Members

What is a Non-member Volunteer?

A non-member volunteer (NMV) is an individual who supports unit activities in a specific context. For details see Types of Adult Roles, Non-member volunteers.

Non-member volunteers may be:
  • Unit Assistants who support unit activities on an occasional basis when asked to by the Responsible Guider
  • Treasurers
  • Support Persons who regularly accompany persons with disabilities to provide assistance with access to our activities and programs, communication, mobility, personal care, etc.
  • Home Contact
All non-members must submit a completed A.7 (non-member form). Treasurers and Extreme Specialty Community members must also submit a Police Records Check.

Police Records Check for non-members
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