Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Why Join

Join the RAIC to elevate your career, expand your knowledge and skills, enhance your network, and get great deals on essential products and services. Being a member of the RAIC means being part of a creative, engaged, and inclusive community that is building a strong future for architecture in Canada. 

The RAIC engages in many activities on behalf of architects and architecture in Canada. It also offers a wide range of valuable member benefits, services, and programs to help members achieve success. Find out how the RAIC can help you.

Advocacy 
• Procurement Reform
• Fair fees and Contracts
• Qualifications-Based Selection
• Sustainability

 

Practice support and continuous education
• Contracts, Documents, and Guides
• Annual Festival of Architecture
• Webinars
• Courses, Seminars, and Workshops

 

Promotion of excellence
• Raising the profile of architects and the value of design
• Canada’s largest architecture awards program
• Public Outreach

 

RAIC membership provides numerous valuable benefits:

Professional
Liability Insurance

Home & Auto
Insurance

Continuing
Education & Events

Travel

Fitness

e-Store &
Other Savings


 

 

NEW—Professional Liability Insurance Program for Architects

As your profession evolves, it’s important that your coverage does too.

The RAIC Insurance Program provides members access to leading liability coverage, tailored to meet the needs of the architects and firms of all sizes.

•    Professional Liability
•    Commercial General Liability
•    Office Insurance
•    Directors’ and Officers’ Liability
•    Cyber Security and Privacy Liability
•    Employment Practices Liability

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NEW—Home and Auto Insurance with The Personal

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has partnered with The Personal—one of Canada’s leading group insurance companies for over 40 years—to provide members with preferred group rates on home and auto insurance that are not available to the general public.

The RAIC chose The Personal for their excellent reputation, long-term commitment to their customers, and the benefits they can offer to members.

What this partnership means in addition to preferred rates:

• Personalized coverage to fit your individual needs
• Expert advice from licensed insurance advisors
• 24/7 emergency assistance if you ever need to make a claim

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Discounts of up to 50% off on RAIC events including Professional Development programs, the annual Festival of Architecture, seminars, and lectures. You must be logged in to view and access the discounts when registering for events.

Project Management for Architects Courses

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada is offering project management courses for architects, interns and project managers in Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton, and Vancouver. These courses will provide project management knowledge in the context of architectural practice as well as prepare participants for the Project Management Institute’s PMP® certification exam.

More courses for Toronto have been added!

Festival 2019: Save the date!

Next year’s Festival of Architecture takes place in Toronto, October 26-30, with a theme of “The Future of Architecture.” Stay tuned to RAIC communications for more details as they become available.


 

 


 

Budget Car Rental

1-800-268-8970 for more information. * Canada only.

Flight Centre

The RAIC has partnered with Flight Centre to offer Members great discounts on leisure travel.

Hertz Car Rental

1-800-263-0678 for more information. * Canada only.
 

National Car Rental 

1-800-227-7368 for more information.
 

VIA RAIL

 

RAIC members get a six-digit corporate discount code to use when making reservations.

Corporate Traveler

 

  • 15% Discount on Corporate Traveller service fee and free travel management consultation

  • Access to Corporate Travellers contracted rates for flights and hotels

  • 24/7 Emergency service

  • Management of frequent flyer points, Aeroplan, and other rewards programs

  • 30% Discount on CIBT Visa Services

  • Up to 20% Discount for Park ‘N Fly airport parking

  • 20% Discount on Plaza Premium Lounges in North America

  • Pick up free extras when you book with our SmartSTAY accommodation partners

  • Corporate discounts with Corporate Traveller’s car rental partners

Local Hospitality Hotel & Car Rental Discounts

The RAIC is pleased to offer its members an exclusive travel discount service. Savings may exceed 50%, and average 10-20% below-market on all hotels and car rental suppliers around the world. Any hotel, any car, anywhere, anytime!

 

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NEW—Save on a GoodLife Fitness Membership

You'll get:

• 30-45% off membership rates
• Access to over 250 GoodLife Fitness Clubs across Canada
• Corporate rate extended to four additional family members
• State-of-the-art cardio equipment
• All free weights and weight machines
• Group Fitness classes
• Professionally trained staff to assist you in achieving your goals
• Towel Service (where available)
• Child minding (where available at an additional fee)
• Access to the LifeChanger health and fitness assessment program
• 24 hour locations (select clubs only)
• Access to the GoodLife Fitness Rewards Program - savings and special offers from
over 100 popular brands.

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RAIC members save up to 50% on the online store. 

You must be logged in to your member account to access the lower member prices.

Save on products like:

 A Guide to Determining Appropriate Fees for the Services of an Architect 
  (FREE for members)

• Authorization seals
• CCDC seals
• Job postings on RAIC.ORG
• National Master Specification products

And much more!

 

Books and PublicationsSpecial offers for RAIC Members:

Azure

Get a 1-year print subscription to AZURE for only $20, plus taxes. That’s 50% off the regular subscription rate and over 70% off the newsstand price!

*Offer available to Canadian and US addresses

 

 

Canadian Architect

Free subscription to Canadian Architect for Canadian residents. Subscription is automatically activated with membership.

 

 

Kaplan AEC Education

Receive a 20% discount on all Kaplan AEC Education exam preparation materials for the Architecture Registration Exam (ARE).

 

 

National Master Specification and editing software

Visit NMS Professional for a demonstration. Order the NMS through RAIC to receive a 15% discount.

 

 

Orderline

Receive a 20% discount on Paperless products only (not including the Paperless amendments service).

 

 

Wiley Architecture & Design Books

Wiley creates and provides resources in architecture, landscaping, design and construction that help customers become more effective in the workplace and achieve career success. It brings to life the ideas and best practices of thought leaders to serve these communities worldwide. RAIC members enjoy 30% off Wiley Architecture books.

 

 

36% discount on subscriptions to THE PLAN Magazine, from Italy.

 

 

RAIC members subscribe to print for only $35, digital is $12, and a combination of print and digital is only is $55!

 

 

The MIT Press is pleased to offer RAIC and its members an ongoing discount on all MITP architecture titles.

 

 

Free access to the digital edition of the 2018 Member Directory/Resource Guide 

Awards

RAIC members also get special pricing on award submissions.

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