Allied Organizations

National Organizations

The Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA) is an informal federation of the Canadian territorial and provincial regulators that work collectively to develop and adopt nationally recognized standards and programs that help to meet regulatory responsibilities as well as the needs of the architectural profession.

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is the national voice of the profession of architecture in Canada. The Alberta Chapter of the RAIC aims to implement the goals of RAIC at the local level.

The Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) is the national advocacy association for the interior design profession.

The Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) assesses the educational qualifications of architecture graduates; accredits professional degree programs at Canadian universities; and certifies the professional qualifications of Broadly Experienced Foreign Architects (BEFA).

The Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) is an independent, non-profit accrediting organization for interior design education programs at colleges and universities. CIDA identifies, develops and promotes quality standards for the education of entry-level interior designers and encourages, accredits and supports educational programs to aspire to those standards.

The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) represents the Canadian wood products industry through a national federation of associations. CWC’s focus is on increasing the use of wood products in construction by providing technical and knowledge transfer services relating to Building Codes, Standards and Regulations. 
 

Provincial Organizations

The Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society promotes, informs, publicizes, communicates and improves the knowledge of  arbitration and mediation.

The Alberta Professional Planners Institute is the face of the planning profession within Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. They serve the public interest by providing regulation, advocacy, promotion and services for our members.

The Alberta Association of Landscape Architects is recognized as the voice of landscape architecture in Alberta, advocating for the safety, health and wellness of its people, places, and environments.

The Alberta Construction Association (ACA) represents the collective voice for Alberta’s construction industry. The ACA develops standard industry practices (procurement, payment, safety, etc.) and promotes highly skilled workforce.

The Alberta Historical Resources Foundation is a public trust agency that encourages initiatives that preserve and interpret Alberta's heritage.

The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) regulates the practices of engineering and geoscience in Alberta on behalf of the Government of Alberta through the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act.

The Association of Science & Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) is the premier regulator, service provider, and promoter of safe, high quality professional technology practice.

Building Industry and Land Development Alberta Association (BILD Alberta) is the unified voice for the land development, home building and renovation industry in Alberta. 

Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) Calgary is an industry association that promotes the professional standards of commercial building ownership and property management.

Calgary Construction Association (CCA) promotes excellence in construction of building and honourable practice in the conduct of business. The CCA represents approximately 850 member companies.

The Consulting Architects of Alberta (CAA) works to provide leadership and support to architectural firms in Alberta, promote the role of Alberta architects and spark industry dialogue on key business issues. 

The Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) operates under the Consulting Engineers of Alberta Act  to improve the business environment for consulting engineering firms in the province, and provide society with the highest standards of engineering design and safety.

The Edmonton Construction Association (ECA) advocates for the construction industry, provides educational opportunities and hosts social and networking events for its members.

Media Architecture Design Edmonton (MADE) is a forum for the discussion, events and opportunities for local designers.

Wood WORKS! is a national campaign to increase the use of wood in commercial, industrial and institutional construction.