Vision, Mission and Values


The RAIC is the leading voice for excellence in the built environment in Canada, demonstrating how design enhances the quality of life, while addressing important issues of society through responsible architecture.


The RAIC’s mission is to promote excellence in the built environment and to advocate for responsible architecture.


Integrity – the RAIC conducts all its activities with the highest ethical and professional standards;

Environmental Responsibility – the RAIC actively promotes sustainable design and operates in the most environmentally sustainable manner possible;

Inclusiveness – the RAIC acts as a 'rassembleur' and all RAIC staff and programs operate to create and maintain a common ground for architecture students, intern architects, architects in practice, retired architects and professional organizations in Canada;

Effectiveness – RAIC programs are established with clear and measurable objectives that will bring benefit to members, enhance the profession of architecture, and improve the quality of the built environment in Canada.