Membership matters!

Membership FAQ

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Founded in 1863, the OFNC is Canada’s oldest natural history club and has great influence in promoting environmental and conservation issues in the Ottawa region. Your support enables a range of activities.

  • The Fletcher Wildlife Garden — This urban oasis helps Ottawa gardeners develop wildlife-friendly habitat in their backyards.
  • Conservation — We are quick to make our voices heard when habitats are threatened and support is required for local conservation initiatives. Strong membership carries a lot of weight.
  • Research — The Canadian Field-Naturalist is a quarterly journal devoted to publishing peer-reviewed papers by leading scientists in the field of natural history.
  • Other programs and activities, such as bird counts, an awards program, local excursions, and monthly nature presentations.

Volunteer opportunities

As a member of the OFNC, you are encouraged to get involved in one or more of the following areas:

  • Committees — Awards, Birds, Conservation, Education & Publicity, Events, Finance, Fletcher Wildlife Garden, Macoun Field Club, Membership, Publications.
  • Helping — Mailing, proofreading, helping with displays or social events, leading walks or giving talks for members or the public, participating in Safe Wings Ottawa, etc.

Membership includes monthly lectures, field trips, and a subscription to Trail & Landscape (the club’s quarterly print magazine).
You also receive free online access (requires email address) to the Canadian Field-Naturalist scientific journal. Or you can subscribe below to receive the print edition.

A membership is valid for one year from the date of joining or renewal.

You can pay for a membership by cheque or with a credit card or PayPal account.

To pay by cheque, please download the membership application form in PDF format here. You can also make a donation by cheque on this form.

Please make your cheque payable to “Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club”, and mail it along with the membership form to:

PO Box 35069 RPO Westgate
Ottawa ON K1Z 1A2

To pay for a membership with a credit card or a PayPal account, continue below.

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Canadian Field-Naturalist

Access to the electronic version is free with your OFNC membership.

If you wish to receive a hard copy of the journal, the subscription rate is $30/year (4 issues)

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Use these Donate buttons to support the OFNC without joining or renewing your membership. Or, you can join or renew your membership above, complete the checkout process, then return here to make a separate donation to the OFNC program of your choice.

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