Join the Dames Making Games community

Become a Member

Live in or near Toronto and want to join Dames Making Games?

A great place to start is by attending our monthly speaker social, featuring three talks and an alcohol-free social hour.

Ready to become a member? Join today!

Benefits

  • Free access to all paid workshops
  • Slack team to connect with members + opportunities
  • Members-only jams and crit sessions
  • Member roster listing and profile
  • Exhibition and development assistance
  • Financial support for conference/competition fees
  • Project support, facilitation and mentorship
  • Priority application for multi-week workshops
  • Health insurance eligibility for you and your family
  • Voting rights at our annual general meeting
  • Publishing program access and support
  • Collaborator matchmaking tool
  • Discounted coworking for Class A members

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Quick Answers

  • Q: How much are dues?

    A: From $10 per month. Dues are charged on a sliding scale, so you can contribute at an appropriate level for you. You can cancel or change your contribution at any time. We also offer a monetary-free option for Class A members who for any reason cannot afford dues.

  • Q: Do I have to be a woman to become a member?

    A: No! Anyone may join.

    However, we prioritize the needs and experiences of our members who are women, queer, nonbinary, femme or 2 Spirit. We have two membership levels – Class A ("dame") and Class B ("friend"). Only Class A members may vote at our AGM, and some events are only open to Class A members. Your member class is visible only to you and DMG staff, and can be changed by you at any time.

  • Q: Do I have to be a member to attend events?

    A: In general, no. Most of our events are open to the public. Notable exceptions include game jams, mentoring sessions, and certain workshops. Just want to check things out first? Come on down and say hello!

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer on a committee or at an event, mentor a member of the community, give a class or workshop, speak at a social, or provide your skills/services free of charge to DMG or a member of the community

Join a Committee

1-4 hours per month

Our four working committees are responsible for carrying out the day-to-day and special project work of DMG Toronto.

Fundraising: Researching and applying for academic and public program funding

Events: Planning and running regular social and instructional events such as workshops

Outreach: Liaising with other organizations, art programs, and neighborhood groups

Publishing: Working with members to get their games ready for sale and/or exhibition

Drop us a line to get involved!

Make a Donation

Outside of Toronto, or just want to pitch some cash in to help keep us going? Donate now.

Speak at a Social

If you've never presented before, our monthly Speakers Socials are the perfect place to practice public speaking, show off your game, or just share an idea with a receptive, supportive audience.

To thank you for taking the time to prepare and share, we offer three months of membership to all speakers.

Send us an email and tell us about your work!

Lend a Hand at an Event

Event volunteers receive 3 months of membership for every 3 volunteer hours worked at monthly socials, workshops, arcades, and other events.

We're always seeking guest speakers, workshop leaders, and salon facilitators.

Have an idea? Drop us a line!