IPMS Ottawa is a local chapter of the International Plastic Modellers Society, and was established as the first Canadian IPMS local chapter in 1966.
As of 2017, our club has approximately 65 members that have a passion for plastic scale models of all types – aircraft, military vehicles, automotive, ships, figures, science fiction, and more.
While we recognize there are many different types of scale models, IPMS Ottawa focuses on plastic scale models.

New visitors to the club may attend two grace club meetings before joining.


Becoming a Member of IPMS Ottawa

Joining IPMS Ottawa is very easy!
Simply show up at an IPMS Ottawa monthly club meeting, and join up in person.
Annual membership is only $15 per calendar year.
When you join IPMS Ottawa, we will ask you to give your name and contact information (for example: address, phone number, e-mail address).

IPMS Ottawa has a presence on the Internet (this website) and we also have a Facebook group.

E-mail is our primary method of communicating with our membership.
We periodically send out e-mail messages to the membership for meeting reminders, important club announcements, notifications of upcoming events, or other hobby-related topics that are likely to be of interest. By joining IPMS Ottawa, you give us permission to contact you for those purposes.


Benefits of Membership in IPMS Ottawa

Membership in IPMS Ottawa affords many benefits:

  • Regular meetings in central Ottawa, close to local amenities
  • Admission to IPMS Ottawa monthly club meetings – which include hobby-related presentations, demonstrations, and discussions.
  • Access to member-only events, such as bi-annual swap meets
  • Ability to cast votes on special club-related issues
  • Eligibility to enter monthly club model contests
  • Eligibility for prize draws & giveaways
  • Special pricing for club wear (for example, club shirts, work aprons)
  • Joining a membership that has a wealth of knowledge, skill, and passion for building plastic scale models
  • Becoming part of the oldest & best Canadian IPMS chapter

Membership Renewal

Membership renewals (for returning members) are due before the March club meeting, each year.
We send out reminder messages when membership renewal time is approaching.


IPMS Ottawa supports IPMS Canada

IPMS Ottawa is proud to support IPMS Canada, our national body.

Any IPMS Ottawa member in good standing who gets a new/renewed IPMS Canada membership (in the current year) will receive a partial reimbursement of the membership fee. Proof of purchase for the IPMS Canada membership purchase/renewal is required.