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.