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Become a Member

Unlock the Power of Ontario East

Be Amongst a Robust Community of Economic Developers

Discover the potential of Ontario East by becoming a member and being part of a thriving community dedicated to driving economic development in our dynamic region.

As a member, you’ll connect with like-minded individuals and organizations, access exclusive benefits, and collaborate on initiatives that attract new investment. Together, we can foster growth and prosperity in Ontario East.

Unlock Opportunities and Thrive in Eastern Ontario as a Member

Access a valuable resource for information, guidance and connections. We’re here to help you find answers to all your questions and connect you with the right people.

Stay ahead of the curve with our regular commissioning of reports and studies. Benefit from valuable insights and information that empower your economic development efforts.

Be at the forefront of new programming. Increase outreach through regional investment promotion programming, including international lead development, trade missions, and more.

Stay connected and informed through our newsletters and social media updates, which promote and share members’ information and news.

By the Numbers

Professional Development and Networking

Ontario East Municipal Conference

Connect with elected officials, economic developers, municipal staff and businesses at our annual conference. Share your programs and successes while learning from others in the industry.

Quarterly Meetings and Networking Events

Join fellow members in regular gatherings to exchange ideas, share insights and stay updated on the latest advancements in economic development. Showcase your community to the region and foster collaboration.

Special Events

Stay ahead of emerging issues and seize new opportunities in economic development through specially designed events. These events provide a platform to address relevant topics, ensuring you are well-equipped to navigate the ever-changing landscape.

Membership Categories Designed to Suit You

Membership Type
Annual Fee

(April 1–March 31)

Active Member: Municipal population up to 10,000
Active Member: Municipal population 10,001 to 39,999


Active Member: Municipal population over 40,000
Associate Membership
Government Membership
Non-resident Membership
Honourary Life Member
No fee
Additional member(s) per organization
Regional Marketing Committee

*Includes 1 Active General Membership (additional member fees apply)


All fees quoted subject to HST. 

Join Our Regional Marketing Committee

For an additional fee, Ontario East offers the opportunity for members to participate in programming that actively identifies and secures investment opportunities in key employment sectors for the region.