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Rise for Architecture is a national, volunteer-led movement

We are passionate about designing healthy environments for all Canadians.

Architecture Impacts People + Our Planet

Research shows well-designed buildings create sustainable, socially equitable, and inspiring communities. 

And yet, in Canada, we haven’t always considered this. We aim to change that. How? Through a national conversation that helps shape better spaces for everyone.

Conversations Held to Date

May 2016 October 2019 – March 2020 October 2019 – March 2021 January 2022 Current Conversations
Working committee formed CAFÉ discussions with architecture students Conversations with educators and the profession Canadian public polled by Angus Reid Institute Subscribe for updates

With Financial + Other Support From

Many members of the Regulatory Organizations of Architecture in Canada (ROAC), in collaboration with members of the Canadian Council of University Schools of Architecture (CCUSA) and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), are leading a nation-wide discussion about how architecture can help create a better quality of life for all people across Canada. The funds are managed by the Architectural Institute of British Columbia.

Meet Our Volunteers

Steering Committee

  • Karen Chantler
  • Darryl Condon
  • Toon Dreessen
  • Dave Edwards
  • Scott Kemp
  • Lisa Landrum
  • Therese LeBlanc
  • Celeste Mckay
  • Gordon Richards
  • Jason Robbins
  • John Stephenson
  • Mark Vernon

Advisory Group

  • Diana Anderson
  • Kelly Bapty
  • Carol Belanger
  • Jeremy Bryant
  • Diogo Burnay
  • Sarah Colven
  • Jennifer Cutbill
  • Renée Daoust
  • Danica Djurkovic
  • Heather Dubbeldam
  • Bernie Flaman
  • David Fortin
  • Lyette Fortin
  • Ray Gosselin
  • Jon Hobbs
  • Patrick Lefebvre
  • Beth Macleod
  • Shawn Micallef
  • Glen Murray
  • Alana Quock
  • Jeanna South
  • Don Sterritt
  • Brent Toderian
  • Bob Webster

In Collaboration With

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Share your voice to help create resilient, inclusive communities for all people across Canada.