ARMA International members include records and information managers, MIS/IT professionals, imaging specialists, archivists, hospital administrators, legal administrators, librarians, corporate counsel, compliance professionals and educators. ARMA, its chapters and its members are dedicated to helping individuals, organizations and government agencies successfully meet the challenges of the increasingly complex records and information management field.
Your choice of various e-mail newsletter subscriptions (Marketing RIMinder, Washington Policy Brief, Canadian Policy Brief, International Policy Brief, Information Management NewsWire, General E-mail Alert)
Online Member Search capabilities to provide you with contact information of members
Leadership opportunities through service on ARMA's committees and Board of Directors, as well as through Chapter leadership
The best way for ARMA members to develop their records and information management skills is through Chapter activities. Chapter membership benefits include:
An opportunity to participate with a local network of professionals
Chapter Member discounts for all monthly business meetings, workshops and the annual Information Management Seminar (IMS)
An annual subscription to For The Record, Toronto's own electronic newsletter published 5 to 6 times each year which reports on Chapter activities, editorials, published articles authored by local members and republished articles from international RM societies outside of ARMA.
Access to the current membership roster
Access to the Chapter's JOBLog resource, a job and resume posting service for the GTA
Download presentation material from the monthly programs and seminars.
Get access to the Toronto Chapter's Forum, a local equivalent of ARMA International's member Forum. Connect with local professionals to solve problems and share ideas
Access the ARMA Chapter library
Connect with mentors and/or participate in local study groups for individuals seeking CRM certification with the Institute of Certified Record Managers (ICRM)
Participate on local College Curriculum Advisory Committees
Local trade shows and advertising placement for vendors
Awards and recognition for significant contributions to the profession
Advocacy with respect to Canadian Legislative and Regulatory Affairs (CLARA) and Standards development
Becoming a Member
To join an ARMA Chapter, you must first become a member of ARMA International (i.e. Basic Membership), then specify the Chapter(s) you wish to be affiliated with. We recommend you Apply Online; alternatively, you can access a PDF version of the Application Form to be printed and then mailed/faxed into ARMA headquarters. Addresses and phone numbers are provided on the form.
With Chapter Membership, you will get access to the Members Only section of our local website. We will issue you a User Name and temporary password to enable your Member Login.
We hope you join us and contribute to our local membership!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply for ARMA membership?
Information for membership in ARMA International can be found at their website. Go to MEMBER SERVICES menu heading and select APPLY or RENEW from the drop-down menu. Application for membership can be made online. Alternatively, a form can be downloaded and printed. The filled out form is then mailed or faxed to:
P.O. Box 931074
Kansas City, MO 64193-1074.
Phone: (800) 422-2762
Fax. (913) 341-3742
What is the cost of an ARMA membership?
The membership fee is $175.00 USD (U.S. dollars). The Toronto Chapter fee is $50.00 CDN (Canadian dollars).
What does ARMA stand for?
ARMA is an acronym for the Association of Records Managers and Administrators. Over the past several years, however, we have seen a broadening of the profession as records management has become a recognized and integral part of information management which is key to doing business. To reflect the changing environment and this "expansion" of the profession, about four years ago the association's Board of Directors decided to discontinue using ARMA as an acronym and adopted "ARMA International" as a general descriptor of the association.
Where can I find out more about ARMA's purpose and mission?
General information about ARMA International can be found by going to the About Us section of their website.
How do I find contact information for ARMA International?
Go to the Contact Us section of ARMA's web site. There you can find ARMA's address, phone, fax, e-mail and links to ARMA's directories for staff, the Board of Directors, Region Managers/Coordinators, Chapters, Ambassadors and Committees.