Before starting the registration process take a moment to review the membership definitions and consider what membership best supports your participation or goals throughout the year. Review below and become familiar before proceeding to registration. Club Membership Categories are exclusive to Badminton Ontario only while Individual Membership Categories are integrated with the Badminton Canada national database.
Badminton Ontario membership renewal for the 2020-2021 Competition Season is on temporary hold due to the effects of COVID-19.
Any player trying to register for a tournament in Ontario or a sanctioned Badminton Canada event that is using Badminton Tournament Planner to accept online entries must have a current and valid membership with Badminton Ontario.
Badminton Ontario has created distinct levels of tournaments: National, P/T Masters, Provincial A, Provincial B, P/T Regional C, and Local. Each level will require a different category of membership within Badminton Ontario and Badminton Canada.
The current membership year is from September 1 to August 31, and the following categories and fees are now in effect, ranging from $0 to $75. Effective immediately, all members are required to register through the Badminton Canada Portal integrating Badminton Ontario and Badminton Canada Licenses allowing for access to all provincial and national sanction tournaments, NCCP Coach Education workshops, and financial support programs.
BCAN License Name
P/T Regional C
** 2021-2022 Membership fees to be determined
As seen on the table above each tournament or event is assigned its own membership category. In some cases tournaments or events allow all sorts of memberships where others may only allow for a certain type of membership to participate. If you are looking to confirm which membership category that the tournament and/or event you are registering for falls into please visit the link on the tournament information page on our website. You will be taken to the Badminton Canada site where on the top left hand corner under the title of the tournament or event, the membership category should be stated.
Accreditation Passes for Coaches and Officials
Badminton Ontario also issues Accreditation Passes for Coaches and Officials for the provincial tournaments and events. These are required to be renewed for each competition season beginning on September 1st. All applications and renewals will be reviewed to ensure that the certification requirements have been met before Accreditation Passes are issued for each competition season.
Ontario Accreditation Category
Annual Provincial Fee
Badminton Ontario is a member based organization where players, coaches, officials, supporters and other stakeholders are encouraged to affiliate with a badminton club.
Players receiving specific benefits like provincial or national rankings, scholarships, team selection, financial support for training and competition expenses, will need to be affiliated with a club. Club affiliation for membership will generally be completed by Club President, Owner, Head Pro, or Board Chair.
Individual athlete members are permitted to switch badminton clubs one (1) time in each competitive season.
Documents, Waivers, Attestations, etc.
In addition, participants (athletes, coaches, officials, and spectators where applicable) will be required to review the following documents prior to the registration/renewal process:
- Badminton Ontario Agreement for all membership that encompass Athlete Cards, Coach Accreditation, and Officials Accreditations:
Badminton Ontario Registration Form – Version 4
- Badminton Ontario Agreement for participation in all sanctioned activities for the membership period:
Badminton Ontario Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Claims Agreement Version 3
- Badminton Ontario Declaration of Compliance for all entrants into sanctioned activities:
Badminton Ontario Declaration of Compliance – COVID-19 Version 3
COVID-19 Return to Play Resources
Badminton Ontario has developed a Return to Play document outlining some key factors for PSO tournaments and events amidst the challenges and restrictions brought on by COVID-19. Click below to take you to the COVID-19 resource page.
Badminton Ontario does provide player sport accident insurance and club general liability and sport accident insurance to its registered members.
** page last updated September 2020