Royal Architectural Institute of Canada




Chief Executive Officer
Mike Brennan
(613) 404-2012


Mike Brennan is the RAIC Chief Executive Officer. Mike 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, Operations

Diane Wessman

(613) 241-3600 ext 207


Diane is responsible for the internal operational components of the RAIC. Her role is to enhance and facilitate professional activities, promote revenue generation and ensure delivery of quality and cost-effective services and products to members and all stakeholders. Among her responsibilities are planning and administration of resources needed to achieve strategic priorities with a major focus on membership, financial and product/service management.


Communications and Advocacy Manager
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.



Director, 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 CEO, she collaborates with other staff members to ensure the effective and efficient functioning of the national office.





Finance Manager

Valerie Aji
(613) 241-3600 ext 205


Valerie Aji 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.



Membership Manager
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 Operations and Manager of Communications, she coordinates the RAIC’s print and electronic publications relating to advocacy, professional development and practice support.





Program Officer

Kristen Gagnon
(613) 241-3600 ext 204


Kristen Gagnon assists the Director, Practice Support in projects and issues that enhance the profession, as well as the RAIC Syllabus Program and the Canadian Handbook of Practice. Kristen also supports the RAIC Task Forces.


Executive Coordinator

Anthony Youssef
(613) 241-3600 ext 206


Anthony Youssef supports the Board of Directors and the CEO as well as the RAIC committees and task forces.


Program Officer

Breann Oneid
(613) 241-3600 ext 215


Breann Oneid 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 Director, Awards and Honours / College of Fellows, Breann also provides support and services to the RAIC College of Fellows and the RAIC Foundation.


Membership Administrator

Adnane El Wajgali
(613) 241-3600 ext 200


Adnane El Wajgali supports members with annual renewal, event registration, and account updating. He also administers the online store, and is the first point of contact for members and the public.


Virtual CFO

Brian Mitchell


Brian Mitchell is responsible for the overall management of RAIC's finances.