Our moment, our movement, our MDIO
Rotaract Canada is a grassroots movement to give every Rotaractor in our region the opportunity to feel the empowerment that comes with being a part of the Rotary family. Of the 20 Rotary International districts within Canada, 13 of them expand beyond national borders. Despite the name, Rotaract Canada MDIO is not exclusive to Canadian clubs, we also welcome the American and French clubs to contribute with their perspectives and profit from our shared resources.
We believe Canada can be at the forefront of advancing Rotaract, but we cannot do it alone. If you relate to our vision of lifting each other up to be better independently, together, we'd love to have you.
Join Our Team
Rotaractors in member districts are eligible to apply to be part of our team and become a national Rotaract leader, shaping the future of the MDIO and of Rotaract in our region. For more information on available cabinet positions, click here.
Rotaract Canada is committed to our core values of diversity, bilingualism and inclusion. Our bilingualism and translation committee works hard to allow us to provide resources and services accessible to Rotaractors in both francophone and anglophone communities in our region. Bilingual Rotaractors with translation abilities and or qualifications who are willing to volunteer their time can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connect and share: Join our ThinkTank
Collaboration and open communication are at the core of our MDIO. You don't have to have an official position or even be part of a member district to collaborate. We welcome feedback and suggestions from any point. Any member of the Rotary family within the districts at least partly located in Canada is welcome to join the discussion and brainstorming on the Rotaract Canada ThinkTank Facebook group. There, you can connect with members, share ideas, network, ask for help, partner for projects and much more. Join the group here. Alternatively, anyone can send us with feedback or suggestions anytime by emailing at .
Become a Member District
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. Despite the name of our MDIO, no district in Canada becomes a part of our organization automatically. Districts need to apply to become a member and be recognized as such by Rotary International.
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)
Applications for membership into the MDIO are accepted on a rolling basis, and are submitted for consideration to Rotary International quarterly, typically 4-6 weeks in advance of the next Rotary International Board Meeting. If your district is interested in becoming a member district, reach out to us via email at and someone from the Office of the under general secretary will be in touch with you shortly.