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We want all Canadians to demand more from the places we build and inhabit

More than 30 countries have or are developing architecture policies. Canada doesn’t have one—yet.

Our Surroundings Shape Our Future

How Can We Build Better?

Which spaces inspire you? Which ones concern you? How could we do better? We’ve organized four areas to consider when thinking about the places we build and inhabit.


Our designed environments shape our culture; they should reflect the places they’re built.


Architecture exists to support and enrich our daily life.


Fresh design ideas can stimulate our social and environmental well-being.


Canadian architecture that is built on research and innovation will help create a resilient future.

Learn How Architecture Shapes Canadian Communities

Read our Vision of Value, a document that explores architecture’s impact on place, people, prosperity and potential.

Architecture’s Role in Reconciliation

Any architecture policy for Canada must fully support the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; advance the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada; and acknowledge renewed commitments to nation-to-nation relations between Canada and First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership.

Share your perspective to help shape better places.