Join IFA

The IFA has a long established and wide-ranging network of member organizations around the world. The network extends to over 70 countries covering every region. Together these organizations represent over 55 million older people.

Membership rates have recently changed, lowering the cost for Associate Individual membership. In reducing the costs for individuals, members in this category will no longer receive a hard copy of the IFA journal “Global Ageing – Issues and Action”. The journal will be available electronically as a downloadable document in the members only section of the website. Individual members can order hard copies by completing the publication order form.

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Two Categories of Membership

Full Members

Full Members comprise of local, regional, provincial/territorial or national not-for-profit or non-governmental organizations, private sector corporations, and individuals working with or representing the rights and interests of older people.  Fees vary depending on the total annual operating budget for your organization.  Full members are the only category of membership that can elect another IFA Member to be on the Board of Directors.

Associate Members

Associate Members are all individuals and sectors of society interested in understanding the issues and improving the lives of older people.  Associate members are able to attend member meetings, be appointed / elected to the Board and participate in other activities, but do not have the right to vote at any meeting or proceedings of the IFA.

Membership Benefits

  1. Promotion of IFA Members projects and/or organization in the IFA Skim: Global Ageing Newsletter that is disseminated monthly connecting with IFA’s growing global community, the IFA Website and on the IFA Network Partners Page.
  2. Access to the IFA “Members Only” section of the website.
  3. Opportunity to be nominated and elected to the IFA Board of Directors.
  4. Personal IFA updates and information via email on new reports and initiatives the IFA or the IFA with the World Health Organization are working on.
  5. Reduced registration fees to IFA Global Conferences occurring every two years and the chance to win a free registration to the IFA 14th Global Conference on Ageing in 2018.
  6. Opportunities to be connected and/or collaborate with other IFA Members and Network Partners. Please see the full list here.

For more information about IFA Membership, fees, payment options, please read the IFA Membership Information and Application Form.