February 11, 2019
by Canadian Architect
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) continues to work with interested stakeholders to advance the federated chapter model for the organization. British Columbia was the first province to implement the chapter framework which began the transition on January 1, 2019.
Following British Columbia, Alberta becomes the second province to take on the RAIC’s new federated chapter model. Image via RAIC.
The transition of networks in Alberta is in planning stages now with an “official” launch date for RAIC Alberta chapter scheduled for April 1, 2019. This model will continue to build on the success of active networks (e.g. Edmonton) and create the opportunity to revitalize or support new networks in regions across the province (e.g. Calgary, Red Deer).
“We are seeking volunteers to join the leadership team for the entire province, as well as to lead local networks in municipalities across the province,” says Chapter chair, Cynthia Dovell, M Arch, AAA, MRAIC.
The mandate of RAIC chapters will be aligned with that of the overall organization; to serve the advocacy, educational, and networking needs of its members working towards the mission of promoting excellence in the built environment and to promote responsible architecture.
If you are interested in volunteering with the RAIC Alberta Chapter (provincial or local committee) or starting a local network in your region, contact Giovanna Boniface ([email protected]) for more information by February 18, 2019. Network meetings will be taking place starting in March 2019.
More information about the new federated chapter model is available via the RAIC website, linked here.