Volunteer Opportunities

Posted July 20, 2020

RAIC Finance, Audit and Risk Committee Seeking Volunteer

The RAIC is seeking one volunteer for the Finance, Audit, and Risk Committee. The purpose of the committee is to provide leadership and regular information to the RAIC Board of Directors in all activities of finance, audit, risk management, and real estate property/investments. The committee is seeking an individual who is not a member of the RAIC, who has experience in finance, and within the not-for-profit sector.

If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering for this committee, please send an email containing a short statement (250 words maximum) and your resumé to Danielle Catley, RAIC Executive Coordinator (dcatley@raic.org) by August 24th, 2020 3:00 p.m. ET. 

Finance, Audit & Risk Committee Terms of Reference


The Treasurer of the Board of Directors shall be the Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee. The Immediate Past President, two (2) board members and one external public at large shall sit on the committee for a total of five (5) members. The CEO or delegate shall be an ex-officio non-voting member. The President Elect shall sit on the Committee bi-annually to complete their orientation as a non-voting member.


The public at large member shall serve a three-year term. The term shall be staggered when possible.


The Finance, Audit & Risk Committee (“FAR”) provides leadership and regular information to the Board of Directors in all activities of:

o      Finance 

o      Audit 

o      Risk management

o      Real property/Investments 

This includes identifying issues and options for consideration by the Board as well as recommendations as to most appropriate course of action. The Committee is supported by the Operational Principles contained in Section 6.

Work of the Finance, Audit & Risk Committee

A.The Work In Brief

·  Review internal financial statements quarterly

·  Review and recommend annual draft audited financial statements

·  Review and recommend annual draft budget including multi-year forecasting

·  Oversees the external audit process, and RAIC’s relationship with the external auditors including appointment, re-appointment, independence, terms of engagement, review of remuneration and provision of non-audit services 

·  Oversee the adequacy of:

o      internal controls and procedures, by ensuring any deficiencies discovered through the annual audit process are addressed and corrected

o      accounting policies and approval of changes to accounting policies

o      financial risk management policies and procedures

o      financial business continuity planning and procedures

·  Investigate and resolve or recommend resolution, of instances concerning financial improprieties and other issues as may be appropriate, as brought forward through the Whistleblower policy and process, and report to the Board of Directors

·  Provide reports to the Board of Directors and Members as defined in A-11 Annual Board and Standing Committee Activity Cycle and B-7 Officer, Committee and Management Reports to the Board of Directors.


The Finance, Audit and Risk Committee reports bi-annually to the Board of Directors with respect to its activities. 

The Finance, Audit and Risk Committee may be appointed further responsibilities as described in Part 2 of the Governance Manual. 

Posted June 24, 2020

RAIC Edmonton Network Seeking Volunteers

The RAIC Edmonton Network is seeking committed volunteers for its new Education, Media & Communications, and Public Outreach & Engagement Task Forces! Are you interested in organizing architecture tours, group discussions, speaker events, and webinars? How about fun social evenings, like rooftop patio parties? If you would like to collaborate with a great group of professionals and students dedicated to strengthening Alberta’s architectural and design community, please get in touch with Mindy Tindall (Chair) at AB@raic.org before August 31, 2020 for more information or to register for the next monthly meeting!

Posted June 23, 2020

RAIC seeking volunteers for a Truth and Reconciliation task force

The RAIC is inviting participation from two indigenous architect members to join a newly formed TRC Task Force.

If you are interested in being considered for this task force, email a letter of interest to ITF@raic.org before July 3, 2020.

Posted June 23, 2020

RAIC Representative from Quebec on the CCDC Panel

The Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) is the national body that creates and manages construction contracts, guides and documentation. It is comprised of the key national stakeholders of Canada’s construction industry. A volunteer position is open on the CCDC panel for an RAIC representative from Quebec. The candidate must be conversant in construction contracts and possess ample experience in the design-construction industry to understand the nuances of client-contractor and client-architect relationships. The candidate should be familiar with the Civil Code as it applies to construction contracts, payment, lien rights, and related legislation. 

The CCDC operates in English but the candidate must be bilingual in both French and English.    

The volunteer position requires travel to different Canadian cities approximately 6 times a year with expenses covered by Canadian Construction Association. The CCDC ToR can be provided but the candidate will also be required to comply with the supplemental RAIC ToR for CCDC panelists. 

For further information please contact: 

Donald Ardiel
Director, Practice Support/Director, Syllabus