Towards a National Architecture Policy for Canada: Info Session and Workshop

You might have heard about the current efforts to advance a National Architecture Policy for Canada, but what exactly does that mean, and how would such a policy impact you? 

Where they have been implemented around the world, national architecture policies set guidelines and best practices to enhance social, cultural and environmental well-being. These policies can also support politicians, professionals and the public in creating more sustainable and equitable societies. So, what would a National Architecture policy for Canada include? Since 2016, a group of educators and practitioners have been developing a process to answer this question and now they want to hear from you! 

Join the TSA  for this information session and workshop as members of the Rise for Architecture Steering Committee share the work done to date and solicit feedback on the vision and aspirations for this national document. 

During this session we’ll discuss:

  • What does an architecture policy entail
  • History and context of this initiative
  • The four themes of the policy: Place, People, Prosperity and Potential
  • Breakout discussions around the four themes  

Discussions from this session help shape the draft policy document directly, as well as inform a cross-disciplinary event scheduled for this year’s DesignTO festival, where a number of leading city-building organizations will share their own perspectives on the process and content of the emerging National Architecture Policy for Canada.


Toon Dreessen, Steering Committee Member, Rise for Architecture  
John Stephenson, Steering Committee Member, Rise for Architecture 

TSA AND ACO MEMBERS: This event is free for TSA and ACO members using the code found in the e-bulletin (December 22 bulletin for TSA members)!

Not a TSA or ACO member? Send the TSA an email at letting them know why you want to take part in this workshop and they will share the access code with you.