Membership in the ACTR/ARTC must be renewed annually (except for
the honourary members). Total membership for the 1998 year (January
1 to December 31, 1998) was 212.
This total figure can be divided in a number of ways to show
the membership make-up. For example, there were 197 members
in Canada and 15 overseas members (8 USA, 2 UK, and one member from each
of Germany, Australia, Belgium, France, and Ireland).
The 197 members who listed their address as being in Canada ranged
from Victoria to St. John's. The numbers according to regions (and
provinces) are as follows: 16 from the maritimes (3 Nova Scotia, 7 New
Brunswick, 5 Newfoundland, 1 Prince Edward Island), 25 from Quebec, 102
from Ontario, and 54 from the West (4 Manitoba, 7 Saskatchewan, 21 Alberta,
and 22 British Columbia). Forty two members lived or worked in the
city of Toronto, 13 were from Montréal, 8 were from Ottawa,
8 were from Vancouver, and 7 were from Edmonton.
The ACTR/ARTC has given permanent honourary membership to 27
individuals. We also have reciprocal membership status with
PACT. That is, the ACTR/ARTC is a member of PACT and in return
they are a member of the ACTR/ARTC. This leaves 184 paid members. Of the
184 there were 48 new members and 136 renewals. The 1998 paid members
could be defined as 95 Individual members, 23 institution members (such
as libraries), 16 retired members, 41 student members, and 9 individuals
who are under or unemployed.
As of February 11, 1999 there were 103 paid up 1999 members and
two members who have already joined for the year 2000. There have
been 26 brand-new members for 1999.