About Rotaract Canada
Together, we unite the passion and diversity of Rotaractors across Canada; through the empowerment of every member, the enrichment of every experience, and the collaboration of every perspective, we lift each other to be the most impactful leaders of this and every generation.
Rotaract Canada is a Multidistrict Information Organization for Canadian Rotaractors, by Canadian Rotaractors. MDIOs spread information about service projects and events and foster communication between districts. Each MDIO is comprised two or more Rotary districts and may represent the Rotaract clubs in a region, a country, or several countries.
MDIOs facilitate collaboration between Rotaractors and their Rotary mentors and advisors, while providing resources for member development and leadership training. They are a common structure for Rotaract district organization around the globe, supported, endorsed, and approved by Rotary International.
You are what makes us, us
Rotaract Canada is founded on the belief that the single greatest resource Rotaract has is our very own Rotaractors. So who are we? We are you, working with the rest of you, so that we can each transcend every hurdle, barrier, and challenge we have ever or will ever come up against – together.
Rotaract Multidistrict Information Organizations do not preside over member districts as presidents do over their clubs. Instead, the leadership serves as stewards of the organization, as guides and facilitators of best practices, services, and resources. At Rotaract Canada, we take that to heart, and so our entire leadership structure are titled as "secretaries," as a symbol and reminder of our purpose: to serve our member districts and guide them towards the excellence we already know they can achieve.
The Executive Office
The Executive Office is composed of the general secretary, the deputy general secretary and the under general secretary. Together they lead Rotaract Canada into empowering Rotaractors with the tools for them to grow themselves and their communities.
Read more about the Executive Office and auxiliary roles here.
The Cabinet and Committees
Rotaract Canada's Cabinet is composed of appointed cabinet secretaries who are each responsible for a different area of the organization, and additionally advise the Executive Office on the overall operations of the MDIO through the deputy general secretary in their capacity as speaker of the Cabinet. Committees are appointed by and serve under the offices of their respective Cabinet secretary.
Currently, we have 28 opportunities to serve and support the growth of Rotaract in one of our MDIO's committees. Learn more and apply here.
Rotaract Canada MDIO was chartered with Rotary International Districts 5050, 5360, 5370, 7010, 7070 and 7810. Districts 7040 and 7090 have since also joined the MDIO and others are in the process of doing so.
While Rotaract Canada serves each club and Rotaractor within our purview, officially the members of a Multidistrict Information Organization are the districts themselves as opposed to individual clubs or Rotaractors.
To join Rotaract Canada, districts must:
Have a district Rotaract representative reported to Rotary International
Have at least one active Rotaract club in good standing
Obtain written approval from the district governor
Obtain written approval from the current district Rotaract representative
Be a Rotary International district with at least partial geographic area in Canada
Once a member in Rotaract Canada, districts:
Gain full access to the array of services offered
Enable Rotaractors to engage in the MDIO's leadership and administration
Contribute to the ongoing development of Rotaract Canada through their district Rotaract representative's regular contact with leadership
Vote on proposals brought before the Body of Representatives (the membership)
The application period for chartering member districts ended on March 1. From here, we will be proceeding to receive recognition from Rotary International and incorporating. If your district missed the charter, don't worry, email us at for more information on becoming a member district.