Membership in CRKN increases the quantity, breadth and depth of published scholarly content available to academic researchers throughout Canada. CRKN's bylaws describe the membership process in greater detail.
There are two categories of membership:
Institutional Membership:An Institutional Member must be a member of the Universities Canada (formerly the Association of Universities and Colleges Canada). Currently, CRKN's entire membership consists of institutional members.
Associate Membership:An Associate Member must be a Canadian degree-granting post-secondary institution or academic and/or research affiliated institutions or organizations. In 2015, CRKN adopted a policy on associate membership.
CRKN works on behalf of its Members to actively develop partnerships and joint ventures with other non-member associations and organizations, to advance the objectives of the Corporation.