Become a Member

Interested in becoming a member of the Southern Alberta Ethnic Association?

·       Members are part of a great organization and welcoming community that recognizes and openly celebrates cultural diversity creating cross-cultural relationships and a healthy environment for everyone.

·       Members receive a discount on all facility rentals.

·       Members will receive their member name or organization name on the website with a link to their website of Facebook page and logo. This must be provided to the SAEA coordinator.

·       Member Referrals: members who have a business can be listed in the office to be referred out and also have a listing on our website.

·       Exclusive catering referrals to rental clients for any permitted licensed catering businesses.

·       Invites to the member socials that include snacks, beverages and the opportunity to socialize with the other members of the association creating friendships and networking opportunities. The social nights will also offer a different organizational opportunity to showcase a display or form of cultural entertainment at the social night.  Please notify one of the coordinators if interested.

·       Volunteer opportunities at the association at any of the annual or produced SAEA events.  Volunteering is a great feeling of being part of the community, association and a way to create new friends and have fun. Giving back is a great feeling!

·       Any events booked at the SAEA by members will be promoted on the 3 advertising screens, one facing 6th avenue, one facing 4th street and the indoor Screen on the wall in the entrance.  Your event will also be added to the SAEA Website and Social media (Facebook, twitter & Instagram).

·       Discounts within the membership businesses.

·       Sharing of member businesses and referrals.

·       Posts for member referrals on social media.

·       Member events on social media.

·       Members have a vote for board candidates, 1 vote per organization.

Membership Expectations:

·       The SAEA has a mandate of being an equitable and welcoming community. The organization’s mandate also recognizes and celebrates cultural diversity and as such it is important to create an inclusive and respectful atmosphere for all SAEA members and staff. In order to uphold this mandate, members should act in a respectful manner towards other SAEA members and staff. Verbal, physical or written abuse will not be tolerated.

·       If booking an event at the Multicultural Centre, members are required to inform the coordinators of all rooms and equipment that is required for each of their events a minimum of 2 weeks beforehand.  This applies for every event even in the event it is a repeat.

·       The SAEA is an organization driven by their multicultural diverse membership. Our cultural programming relies on the involvement of our members’ expertise about their own culture and experiences. Therefore, the SAEA relies on, and strongly encourages, its members to volunteer their time to help with event programming, committees or become Board members.

Group Membership is $50 Annually. Individual Membership is $30 Annually.
Membership payments can be made via e-transfer to or mail or drop off at our office located at:

Southern Alberta Ethnic Association
421 - 6th Avenue South
Lethbridge, Alberta
T1J 0Y7

For Group Membership, please fill out the form directly below. For Individual Membership, please use the form under the Group Membership form.

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