Members are a key part of helping The ArQuives fulfil its mandate to LGBTQ2+ communities.

Members have voting rights at the Annual General Meeting including for the appointment of the Board of Directors. Additionally, they help guide the organization in strategic planning and major decision-making by engaging with Board and Staff members. Membership is based on the calendar year and must be renewed annually.

There are 3 ways to become a member: Volunteer (at least 15 hours), donate (at least $15), or make a major donation of library, archival, or artifact material to The ArQuives. For more information about membership, please refer to our by-laws.


  • Voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting


  • Benefits listed above, PLUS
  • Free researcher reader card for the calendar year (upon request)
  • Limited-edition ArQuives canvas tote bag (as supplies last)
  • Charitable tax receipt


  • Benefits listed above, PLUS 
  • ArQuives Keep Our Stories Alive enamel pin (as supplies last)
  • Recognition in our Annual Report


$1500 Guardian of The ArQuives

Our Guardians invest in The ArQuives’ mission to keep our stories alive for the long term. Their support helps us collect and preserve our histories and make them available to all.

  • Benefits listed above, PLUS
  • A hardcover copy of our “Out North” coffee table book (as supplies last)
  • Invitation to special donor events 
  • Invitation to special curator-led tours of select exhibitions

$10 000 Champion of The ArQuives

Our Champions support vital initiatives aimed at preserving and sharing our communities’ stories for generations to come.

  • Benefits listed above, PLUS
  • Champion recognition in ArQuives materials 
  • Custom ‘insider’ reports and meetings about specific initiatives