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Member Benefits


PPOC welcomes photographers of all genres to join our community of dedicated professionals. Meet new friends and mentors and take advantage of the wealth of experience and knowledge.

PPOC offers photographers a way to rise to professional status. Educational opportunities, along with networking, direct member benefits and the ability to earn awards and designations will assist in your potential for growth and economic improvement.

Once you upgrade to an Accredited member, your personal area of specialty and images are promoted on our national website so clients and other photographers making referrals know who to contact.

Interested in becoming a professional in the most recognized photographic association in Canada? We encourage you to get connected. 

If you have questions about membership that haven’t been answered for you on our website, please email us at info@ppoc.ca

Recognition as a Professional Photographer



  • Community of Professionals (mingle and learn from other professionals)
  • Sample Contracts and Documents (sample business contracts and wording for members use)
  • Social Networking (member only Facebook page, national twitter and blog)
  • Networking (like-minded professionals ready to help)
  • Scholarships ($1,500 in educational scholarships each year)



  • Webinars (complimentary monthly webinars to enhance your education)
  • Local Seminars and Workshops (attend local regional and/or branch educational seminars)
  • Canadian Imaging Conference and Trade Show (member rate at the PPOC National Conference)
  • Regional Conferences (member discounts - conferences may not be offered in all regions)



  • Gallerie Magazine (electronically published three times a year, with a print edition delivered to the members)
  • National eContact (monthly e-newsletter featuring information about PPOC and upcoming events)
  • Regional eContact (monthly e-newsletter featuring information about your region and upcoming events)
  • eCommerce (monthly e-newsletter featuring specials and information about Commercial Partners)
  • PPOC Blog (member and assocation promotion and stories)
  • Inspiration Salon Book (member Salon images promoted in a beautiful coffee table book)


Discounts or Preferred Rates

  • Photography Business Insurance (Harvard Western Insurance - 25% discount and small business insurance plan, except Quebec)
  • Group Health and Dental Plan (Harvard Western Insurance - rates for self-employed photographers, except Quebec)
  • Photographer's Insurance (Front Row Insurance Brokers - $50 discount for PPOC members on equipment and liability insurance.)
  • Health and Dental Coverage (BE Financial, 10% discount nationwide)
  • Health Spending Account (BE Financial, 10% discount)
  • Online business course (PhotoCoach International, Preferred rate for all PPOC members, 10% discount)
  • Album First Order (Album Epoca - 50% first order discount - for new clients only)
  • Legal Services (Dan Pollack of Dipchand LLP offers a 25% discount for PPOC members)
  • Car Rentals (Enterprise Car Rentals)
  • Leasing (National Leasing - preferred leasing rates for members, excluding Observers)
  • Royalty Free Music (Triple Scoop Music - annual free music licensing gift ($60 value) and 10% discount)
  • Selected non-PPOC seminars (Member discounts available when offered by non-PPOC educational events)




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