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As an architect or industry professional, the RAIC understands the importance of easy access to industry leading resources and tools. Build on your skills and knowledge with the RAIC Practice Resources! As an RAIC Member, you will benefit from tailored content and resources that set you apart from the competition in practice and in your career.  

  • Access FREE practice tools and resources for members 
  • Gain the tools, knowledge, skills and confidence for practice success 
  • Attend live or on-demand webinars with the flexibility to fit your schedule 
  • Benefit from tailored content for the architectural profession

Self-Directed Activity Now Available In English and French! 


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The RAIC Practice Resource webinars listed below are FREE for members. Non-members save 10% when they purchase 5 Practice Resources with the code: WEBINAR5PACK

 

Is Cloud Accounting Right For You? 

Available on demand!

In this presentation, you will not only learn about the various accounting and financial benefits of Cloud Accounting– but also understand what's most appropriate for your firm to make managing your business more convenient.

 

Lived Experiences in Architecture

Available on demand!

The RAIC, in partnership with the Black Architects and Interior Designers Association (BAIDA), is pleased to present Lived Experiences in Architecture – a virtual panel discussion and Q+A showcasing members of the BAIDA Executive Committee and their respective journeys in architecture.

 

Recognizing and Respecting LGBTQ+ Identities: Professionalism and Allyship

Available on demand!

This webinar will introduce the relevance and importance of embracing gender and sexual diversity in the workplace and beyond. Topics will include differentiating between sex, gender, and sexual orientation, changes in terminology and language, defining identities, and how to be an ally while maintaining professionalism.  

 

Coping with COVID-19 

Available on demand!

Are you struggling to cope with COVID-19? Join Mark Antczak to talk about why anxiety is so prevalent in everyone’s lives and learn strategies to help you and your loved ones manage our overwhelmed brains. The webinar will be followed by an opportunity to ask more specific questions generated by the session.

 

CHOP: Introduction to the 3rd Edition

Available on demand!

Join the architectural professionals who collaborated on the 3rd edition of CHOP for an introduction to the creation process, changes and overview, and the significance of the new edition to the profession.

 

Ahead of the Wave in Universal Design - Highlighting Spaces for Deafblind, Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing

Available on demand!

This webinar showcases the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility CertificationTM Gold facility designed for Wavefront Centre in Accessible Communications.

 

A Celebration of the Accessibility Acts of Canada and the US

Available on demand!

In celebration of the first anniversary of the Accessible Canada Act and the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the RAIC and the U.S. Embassy are coming together to present a one-hour discussion on the similarities, differences, challenges, and opportunities that these two national acts pose for architects, and those they are designing for.  

 

Everyday Mindfulness for Architects

Available on demand!

In this session, you will find out what mindfulness is, and how it can help you to manage some of the stresses in your life. You will also be introduced to some of the research supporting mindfulness.

 

Financial Management during COVID-19

Available on demand! 

Right now, the full impact of COVID-19 on the architecture profession is unknown, and no one can say what the future holds. But by planning, responding promptly, making the right immediate decisions, and thinking long-term, you and your firm will be better prepared for whatever comes next. This is the time to protect your financial position and make financial management a priority. 

 

COVID-19: FAQs - Practice Questions

Available on demand! 

In response to member practice-related queries during the COVID-19 pandemic, the RAIC brought together a panel to answer the most frequently asked questions. Moderated by Past President, Michael J. Cox, this webinar features panelists Louis-Pierre Grégoire (Partner, Gowling WLG), Craig J. Stehr (Partner, Gowling WLG) and Don Ardiel, MRAIC, Director of Practice Support, RAIC).

 

Working From Home During The Pandemic - Claiming Home Office Expenses in the COVID-19 Era

Available on demand!

This webinar will cover the current CRA rules as they relate to claiming home office expenses on 2020 personal income tax returns, deductible vs. non-deductible expenses, documentation requirements, what’s new, and what the unknowns are at this point. From employees and employers to the self-employed individual, we will cover the basics for those who may be claiming home office expenses for the first time, while also serving as a refresher and update for changes in 2020 for those who have claimed such expenses in prior years.

 

Tips for Setting-up a Temporary Work-from-Home Office during COVID-19

Available on demand!

This webinar focuses on supporting architectural practices that have had to urgently work-from-home during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This talk will introduce the most ready-to-use tools that can complement an architectural practice to improve the connectivity, communication, design and production while being isolated from the work environment.

 

Risk & Liability for Architects - Alberta

Available on demand!

The presentation will provide an overview of the new insurance requirements for architects registered in Alberta, which come into effect at the end of 2021. BMS will also identify and explain the key features of E&O insurance coverage and describe how this and specific business insurance products can protect architects, including possible risks involving delivering services virtually, cyber security and privacy liability insurance.