Royal Architectural Institute of Canada




Interim Executive Director
Bruce Lorimer, FRAIC
(613) 241-3600 ext 206


Bruce Lorimer is the RAIC Interim Executive Director. He will oversee operations for the next several months until a permanent Executive Director is in place.


Bruce has direct responsibility for the strategic leadership and day-to-day operations of the RAIC. Reporting to the Board and the Executive Committee, he is responsible for accomplishing the goals and objectives of the organization as outlined in the RAIC Strategic Plan and Vision. This includes responsibility for strategic planning, budgeting, finance, human resources, stakeholder relationship management, fundraising and organizing work plans and projects.


Director, Practice Support

Don Ardiel, MRAIC

(613) 241-3600 ext 202


Don Ardiel is responsible for programs, projects and issues that enhance architectural practice, services, and the profession. Programs such as the Syllabus and the Canadian Handbook of Practice form a large part of his work. He also supports the Practice Support Committee, as well as multi-industry groups such as the Federal Real Property Advisory Committee and the Construction Industry Consultative Committee.


Director, Marketing
A.J. Colbourne

(613) 241-3600 ext 207


A.J. Colbourne provides leadership for the creation and development of integrated marketing activity in collaboration with the RAIC team to advance the impact of the association’s brand, membership and portfolio of programs.  This includes member relationship management, sponsor/partner relations as well as planning and executing strategic marketing campaigns for RAIC products, services and programs. 


Manager, Communications and Advocacy
Maria Cook
(613) 241-3600 ext 213


Maria Cook is responsible for media relations and carrying out communications and advocacy activities. She coordinates the production of the RAIC’s print and web publications including members’ newsletters and media releases. Duties include providing support to the Board of Directors, developing strategy and advancing political and public outreach. Maria also participates in event-planning, creates content and works with partner organizations.



Manager, Awards and Honours / College of Fellows
Chantal Charbonneau, CAE, Hon. MRAIC
(613) 241-3600 ext 214


Chantal Charbonneau is responsible for overseeing the planning, implementation and evaluation of the annual Festival of Architecture and the RAIC’s Honours and Awards programs. Chantal also provides executive support and services to the RAIC College of Fellows. Working under the direction of the Executive Director, she collaborates with other staff members to ensure the effective and efficient functioning of the national office.





Manager of Finance and Administration

Wendy Redway
(613) 241-3600 ext 205


Wendy Redway works with and supports the RAIC team and Board in all financial matters. She is responsible for the day to day financial operations of RAIC and financial reporting including financial statements, budgets, and forecasts. Included in this is government program support.  She is also responsible for the RAIC Foundation financial reporting.



Member Communications Specialist
Angie Sauvé
(613) 422-3617


Angie Sauvé manages new members, the annual renewal cycle, and the membership benefits package. She also manages the RAIC’s various social media accounts. Alongside the Managers of Communications and Marketing, Angie assists with media relations and RAIC mass communications such as the monthly Bulletin.





Graphic Designer

Vicky Coulombe-Joyce

(613) 241-3600 ext 218


Vicky Coulombe-Joyce is the RAIC’s Graphic Designer. She provides visual communication design that supports the organization’s ability to communicate with members, design professionals, and the general public.  In collaboration with the Director of Marketing and Manager of Communications, she coordinates the RAIC’s print and electronic publications relating to advocacy, professional development and practice support.





Program Officer

Amanda Delorey
(613) 241-3600 ext 203

Amanda Delorey supports the Board of Directors and the Executive Director as well as the Indigenous Task Force and Emerging Practitioners group. Amanda also oversees RAIC initiatives relating to continuing education such as the National Database, the Festival of Architecture’s professional development program and scholarships for educational programs.




Program Officer

Kristen Gagnon
(613) 241-3600 ext 204


Kristen Gagnon assists the Director, Practice Support in projects and issues that enhance profession, as well as the RAIC Syllabus Program and the Canadian Handbook of Practice. Kristenalso supports the Aging in Place Task Force and the Committee on Regenerative Environments (CORE).


Administrative Assistant

Anthony Youssef
(613) 241-3600 ext 215


Anthony Youssef is responsible for providing ongoing administrative support to the RAIC’s awards program and events including the Festival of Architecture. Working under the direction of the Manager, Awards and Honours / College of Fellows, Anthony also provides support and services to the RAIC College of Fellows and the RAIC Foundation.


Marketing and Administrative Assistant

Adnane El Wajgali
(613) 241-3600 ext 200


Adnane El Wajgali provides administrative support to the Director of Marketing and the Member Communications Specialist. He assists with membership renewal, administration of the online store, and is the first point of contact for members and the public at reception.