BEFA Applicants: Updated Demonstration of Competency Templates

Effective January, 1, 2024, the BEFA on-line application system will use a new set of templates for the Demonstration of Competency application stage as a result of the updated Canadian Standard of Competency for Architects. Applicants who are currently in the Demonstration of Competency Stage are required to log into their accounts to download and use the new Demonstration of Competency Templates.

Call for Research Partners

Building upon its recent research initiatives on trends in Canadian architectural education, the CACB is excited to release its first call for research proposals and partnerships to conduct research with interest in architectural accreditation and academic certification.

CACB Formally Commits to Climate Action

The Board of Directors at the Canadian Architectural Certification (CACB) recently signed an Equitable Climate Action Commitment formalizing the organization’s responsibility to address climate change mitigation and adaptation through timely and ethical climate planning and action. This commitment sets a course for this organizational priority, with carbon neutrality and equity as the primary outcomes.

CACB Research Initiatives

The CACB is pleased to publish the supplemental report of Phase 1 of its joint research with Mitacs, which analyzed Accreditation data from 2003 to 2019 to identify trends in Canadian architectural education. The report consists of a narrative analysis to accompany Comparative Data Graphs (2022) and CACB Research Report phase one, published in September 2021.

Installation of the 2023-2024 Board of Directors

At its fall Board Meeting held on November 17-18, 2023, in Wandake, QC, the Canadian Architectural Certification Board welcomed three newly elected Directors to the Board: Vivian Lee, Philippe Lemay, and Adhira Ravi.

The CACB is Climate Smart Certified

The CACB is pleased to announce its successful completion of the Climate Smart Training and Certification program. The Climate Smart greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions program from BMO Radicle Inc. provides businesses with data and training to establish their baseline GHG levels and reduce their carbon footprint. Organizations that undertake this initiative are encouraged to transform into sustainability leaders.


The Conference Report is now being reviewed by a committee with the objective of recommending updates to the CACB Conditions and Terms for Accreditation and the Procedures for Accreditation.

Installation of the 2022-2023 Board of Directors

At its fall Board Meeting held on November 18-19, 2022, in Banff, AB, the Canadian Architectural Certification Board welcomed three newly elected Directors to the Board: Baldwin Hum, Shane Laptiste, and George Cotaras. Lisa Landrum’s term was renewed for three years to allow her to fulfill her new President’s role for a two-year term. The Board expressed its deepest thanks and recognition to the departing Director and past president, Nathalie Dion, for her leadership and contribution during her term.

CACB new Strategic Plan: 2022-2025

The CACB is pleased to announce its new strategic plan for 2022-2025, developed over the last year and approved by the CACB Board at its Fall meeting on November 18-19, 2022.
The Strategic Plan 2022-2025 is the culmination of many rounds of consultation with the Members and helps frame this forward-looking document.
We greatly appreciate their engagement.

2022 CACB Conference

The CACB Conference was held on October 27-30, 2022, at the Marriott Hotel in Ottawa, ON. More than 120 delegates representing the profession took part in discussions and workshops pertaining to the Conference theme.



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