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Club Affiliation Program

Become a Badminton Ontario affiliated club, team, or program today!

Badminton Ontario is a member based organization that includes seven (7) regional District Associations and a network of clubs providing badminton activities at various levels across the province. Clubs affiliate with both their respective District and Badminton Ontario as the provincial governing body for the sport.

The Badminton Ontario Club Affiliation Program extends to any organization (club, team or program) providing recreational or competitive badminton programming, events, or activities. Any organization that wishes to be affiliated with Badminton Ontario in order to access the many benefits of affiliation are eligible to do so, provided they meet our affiliation criteria.

Affiliation  status is valid for a period of one year (September 1 to August 31) and requires annual renewal.

What does it mean to be a Badminton Ontario affiliated club?

Affiliation Criteria

In order to be considered a BON affiliated club in good standing, all clubs/teams/programs will be required to:

  1. Pay their applicable fees to Badminton Ontario
  2. Pay their applicable fees to their respective District Association
  3. Submit membership information, as required, for all applicable individuals through ‘Powerhouse’ – the Badminton Ontario Affiliation Portal (coming soon!)
  4. Share accurate club contact information with Badminton Ontario
  5. Agree to respect and adhere to the Badminton Ontario Code of Conduct & Ethics Policy
  6. Agree to respect and adhere to Badminton Ontario’s Safe Sport Manual
  7. Agree to assist in the promotion and support of Badminton Ontario programs, events, services, and initiatives.
Consequences of not abiding by the BON Affiliation Criteria will be subject to the Discipline, Complaints & Dispute Resolution Policy and may result in the club’s suspension from Badminton Ontario and the removal of privileges.

How to affiliate with Badminton Ontario

Club affiliation is managed and administered between the club and Badminton Ontario, with affiliation fees paid directly to BON by the clubs. In order to affiliate with BON, clubs must meet all affiliation criteria and provide all required information.

Contact: To express your interest in affiliation and to start the affiliation process, please contact Sierra Hum at sierra.hum@badmintonontario.ca

Affiliation Fees

There are two distinct fee options for clubs wishing to affiliate with Badminton Ontario:

    1. Affiliation Fees (for BON insured clubs) – $7/individual*
    2. Affiliation Fees (for clubs not insured by BON) – tiered fees based on membership size (see below)

Tiered affiliation fees (no BON insurance)

0-50 members = $50

151-200 members = $350

301-350 members = $650

451-500 members = $950

51-100 members = $150

201-250 members = $450

351-400 members = $750

501+ members – please
contact Badminton Ontario

101-150 members = $250

251-300 members = $550

401-450 members = $850

*Individuals include athletes, coaches (volunteer or paid), trainers, administrators & managers (volunteer or paid), officials, and board members – anyone who is covered by insurance.

Clubs will be invoiced on a quarterly basis throughout the year for their affiliate membership reported through Powerhouse on the following billing schedule:

Billing Schedule 2023-2024

    • Monday, January 8, 2024 (for all registrations between September 1-December 31)
    • Monday, April 1, 2024 (for additional registrations between January 1-March 31)
    • Tuesday, July 2, 2024 (for additional registrations between April 1-June 30)
    • Monday, September 2, 2024 (for additional registrations between July 1-August 31)

District Fees
All affiliated clubs will also be required to pay their respective District Association affiliation fees for the season. These vary by district and will be managed and administered between the club and the district. Please contact your District President for more information.

Looking for more information about the BON Club Insurance Program?
Please visit the Insurance page on our website

Benefits of Affiliation

  • Club listed on BON online club directory
  • Promotion of club tournaments & events on BON website/events calendar and social media channels
  • Promotion of club employment & volunteer opportunities (e.g. coaching, board roles, volunteer roles) on BON website and social media channels
  • Ability for players and coaches to represent club at provincial and national events
    • Note – if club is not affiliated with BON, players must register and compete as ‘Independent’ in BON
      and BCAN sanctioned events
  • Affordable insurance rates for club commercial general liability insurance and sport accident coverage
  • Administrative support for processing certificates of insurance and other insurance-related inquiries
  • Opportunity to purchase optional Directors & Officers Liability insurance (for club board members & administrators) at a discounted rate
  • Eligibility for funding opportunities and financial support through BON, BCAN, and other funding partners
  • Direct communication from BON and up to date information on BON programs, services, tournaments, and events
  • Discounts and promotions from BON, BCAN, and other partners
  • Ability to host BON and BCAN sanctioned provincial, national, and international events, including tournaments, clinics, exhibition games, demos, and camps.
  • Permission to use or display BON logo in club promotional materials and on club website
  • Access to the BON network of affiliated clubs and districts
  • Access to the BON network of community partners, sponsors, and other partners
  • Invitation to attend the BON Annual General Meeting
  • Access to resources, best practices, and news from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and the Ontario amateur sport industry
  • Administrative guidance and resources on club policies and procedures, inclusive and accessible programing, and issues related Safe Sport, Rowan’s Law, Anti-Doping, etc.
  • Dedicated administrative support for inquiries related to BON programs, services, events, and activities
  • Sport accident insurance coverage (if club participates in BON insurance program)
  • Up to date information on BON programs, services, tournaments, and events
  • Discounts and promotions from BON, BCAN, and other partners
  • Ability to represent your club at provincial and national events
    • Note – if club is not affiliated with BON, players must register and compete as ‘Independent’ in BON and BCAN sanctioned events
  • Eligibility to be nominated for provincial and national awards
  • Invitation to attend the BON Annual General Meeting
  • Dedicated administrative support for inquiries related to BON programs, services, events, and activities
  • Be part of the greater badminton community in Ontario and the BON network of affiliated members, districts, and clubs
  • Direct and indirect benefits of being part of an affiliated club (see club affiliation benefits)

For a current list of all Badminton Ontario affiliated clubs, teams, and programs, please visit our Clubs Directory

Affiliate Membership

All players (recreational or competitive), coaches (volunteer or paid), administrators & managers (volunteer or paid), and officials who are registered as part of a Badminton Ontario affiliated club, team, or program are considered to be BON Affiliate Members. 

Recreational or drop-in players who play and participate at the local level (within their own clubs/teams/programs and districts), but who otherwise do not participate in Badminton Ontario tournaments and events, are not required to be BON General Members and may remain as Affiliate Members so long as their club is affiliated and in good standing with Badminton Ontario and their respective District Association.

Affiliate Members may also choose to purchase BON General Memberships and any of our competitive memberships if they wish to access the designated tournaments, events, programs, services, and benefits of those membership types.