Sister Organizations

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)

RAIC represents the architects, schools, and faculty of architecture in Canada. The association’s mission is to “promote excellence in the built environment and to advocate for responsible architecture.” The website offers an assortment of professional resources including architectural handbooks, volunteer opportunities, information on architectural professions, and updates on Canadian architecture in the media.

Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF)

The LACF supports the conservation and management of environmental resources, the accommodation of human needs in the environment, the promotion of sustainable development, and the enhancement of the landscape’s aesthetic qualities. Additionally, the LACF offers special projects, annual grant programs, scholarship awards, and bursaries.

Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)

Founded at Harvard University in 1940, SAH promotes the study, interpretation, and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes, and urbanism worldwide. SAH offers a network of institutions and individuals who focus on the role of the built environments in shaping contemporary life. Additionally, the organization provides the public with access to a collection of online resources such as the SAH Archipedia (an encyclopedia of American architecture) and SAHARA (a digital archive of images) as teaching and research aids. The society also publishes a quarterly print, hosts an annual conference, and organizes study tours, seminars, and education programs.

University Art Association of Canada (UAAC)
L’Association d’art des universities du Canada (AAUC)

The UAAC-AAUC provides a presence for higher level education faculties, independent scholars, and professionals in the fields of art, art history, and visual culture. The association hosts an annual conference and publishes a biannual art history journal called RACAR. Featured in the journal are exhibition and book reviews as well as articles on topics related to design history. RACAR also offers a forum for artists to present and reflect on their work and the current concerns, debates and polemics surrounding the art history field.

Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA)

CSLA provides a voice for landscape architects in Canada and abroad. Their vision is “dedicated to advancing the art, the science, and the practice of landscape architecture.” Additionally, the CSLA accredits landscape architecture programs across the nation and provides opportunities for professional development.

Heritage Canada the National Trust

Heritage Canada is a non-profit organization and charity that was founded in 1973. The organization aims to encourage a future where heritage buildings, landscapes and natural areas are integrated into the community as cornerstones of identity and are viewed as essential to the economy and future sustainability.  The organization promotes this vision by organizing and investing in heritage-led regeneration projects, educating the public on heritage practices, raising funds for conservation, and by promoting policies and laws that support heritage projects.

Parks Canada

Parks Canada strives to protect examples of Canada’s natural and cultural heritage by ensuring that their ecological and commemorative integrity is maintained while fostering public understanding and appreciation for heritage sites. A subdivision of the organization; Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat (AAS), was created to provide leadership within Parks Canada on affairs relating to Aboriginal peoples and to facilitate strengthening of national relationships through cultural partnerships.