About the RAIC | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

About the RAIC

About the RAIC

The Royal Architecture Institute of Canada (RAIC) is a not-for-profit, national organization dedicated to representing architects and architecture since 1907. The RAIC is the only national voice for excellence in the built environment in Canada focused on providing Canada’s architectural community with the tools, resources, and education to elevate their practice. The RAIC is committed to showcasing how design enhances quality of life, while advocating for important issues of society through responsible architecture. The RAIC’s purpose is to create a better world for all by empowering Canada’s architectural community. Through our work, the organization envisions a strong architectural community that is valued and empowered to create change. The RAIC’s national office is based in Ottawa with a growing federated chapter model. Current chapters and networks are based in British Columbia, Alberta, and Nova Scotia. 

Vision:

A strong architectural community that is valued and empowered to create change.

 

Mission:

The RAIC’s purpose is to create a better world for all to enjoy by empowering Canada’s architectural community.

 

Values:

Integrity – Being accountable, transparent, and acting with high ethical standards in all our work.

Climate Action – Counteracting climate change and mitigating the impacts of the climate crisis on people and communities.

Reconciliation – Building, rebuilding and strengthening our relationship with indigenous peoples.

Social Justice – Creating a just culture that strives for social and spatial equity, embraces and respects inclusivity, fosters diversity and is accessible to all.

Innovation – Using creativity and design excellence to create thoughtful change in the architectural profession and the built environment.