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  • 2 Feb 2018 4:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Membership Now $24 / year!

    We love our members.  You present at our conferences, post jobs on our job board, send us interesting and provocative questions, write articles, and step up to be volunteer as judges, committee members, and board members. Without members, we wouldn’t exist as an organization.

     Running our organization has gotten easier, smoother, and less expensive the past few years.  We’ve decided to pass the savings back to our members and reduce our membership fees significantly.

    A one year membership in Interpretation Canada is now $24.   That includes GST.   That’s $2/month, which means for less than the cost of taking a colleague out for coffee once a month, you get to be part of a Canada-wide network of heritage interpretation professionals.

    Your membership also gets you access to back issues of Interpscan, a listing in our membership database, the ability to post jobs on our job board, discounts on conferences, and the warm fuzzy feeling of being part of our community.

    Join us !

     

    FAQs

    I *just* paid at the old rate – can I have a refund?

    For those members who renewed recently at the old rate, we’ll be extending your membership accordingly – for most people that means your 1 year membership is now a 3 year membership.  If you really need a refund, let us know and we can make that happen.

    I like to pay for 2 or three years at a time.  Is that still possible?

    Yes!  The rate still works out to $24/yr, but you are welcome to pay for multiple years at once.


  • 12 Feb 2017 3:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    We've seen a lot of information about the Alt National Parks Service movement in the United States (You know, where American national park staff responded to censorship by opening rebellious social media accounts) lately.  You may have noticed we are sharing some of these articles on our Facebook page. 

    We're not a political organization - but we do advocate for interpretation, and the US NPS Rangers who are risking their jobs to speak for the sites they have sworn to protect are some of the bravest interpreters we've ever seen.

    IC Member Don Enright wrote a compelling blog post  (The American Rangers Strike Back) about this issue that we highly recommend reading.

    And meanwhile, we'd also like to recognize how hard many of you work every day to tell important, factual, stories about Canada that help all of us become better informed and more compassionate. 

    Our members include folks working at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, and at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.  We have members in Waterton Lakes National Park who work alongside US National Park Rangers to communicate stories about how our nations work together peacefully.  We have members who interpret climate change to deniers, and members who work every day to make sure we continue to learn from shameful times in Canada’s history, such as residential schools, the internment of Japanese Canadians, and the Komagata Maru.

    If any of you are feeling discouraged right now as you struggle to communicate complicated topics to the public, we would like to say this:  Your colleagues see what you are doing, and we are proud of you.

    “Interpreters have daily opportunities to influence lives. Our privilege, and our obligation, is to help others enjoy, reflect upon, and find meaning in the places we work. An interpreter acts out of authority and humility, confidence and compassion, integrity and respect for others, stability and enthusiasm, and joy. An interpreter respects the moral worth of visitors and their potential for growth. The interpreter is enthused and energetic about the place, the visitors who come there, and the work at hand. An interpreter strives to embrace the wonder and beauty of life.”

    -Larry Beck & Ted T. Cable, 
    The Gifts of Interpretation

    Stay strong interps, and keep embracing the wonder and beauty of life.  We’ve got important work to do. 


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