The collective work of the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA) is significantly advanced through the contributions of several national committees comprised of volunteer members from across the country.
- Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) Standing Committee
This Committee acts as the liaison between the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA) and the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB). It also works to maintain and facilitate the relationship between CALA and the Canadian Council of University Schools of Architecture (CCUSA), the two founding members of the CACB. The Standing Committee supports CALA by providing ongoing oversight of the CACB’s adherence to its bylaws and terms of reference.
- International Relations Committee (IRC)
This Committee represents the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities for initiatives and agreements on the international stage. The IRC specifically negotiates and monitors Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) with jurisdictions outside of Canada. These agreements focus on the certification of credentials, the establishment of domain specific assessments, and related trade and labour mobility arrangements.
- Committee for the Examination of Architects in Canada (CExAC)
This Committee oversees and maintains the Examination for Architects in Canada (ExAC) on behalf of the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities. It is comprised of regional representatives from Atlantic Canada (AANB, AAPEI, NLAA, NSAA), Québec, Ontario, Prairies/Northwest Territories (MAA, NWTAA, SAA), Alberta, and British Columbia who are appointed by the respective Council(s).
Members who are interested in learning more about any of these national committees should consult their provincial or territorial regulator for further information.