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Currently active.

The Education Committee promotes the expertise and understanding of heritage conservation through connecting CAHP| ACECP members to an increasing variety of educational resources and the reaching out to the broader community through workshop presentations. This effort will include identifying and notifying the membership of educational opportunities, linking to existing education resources identified by other conservation organizations and working through the Heritage Industry Education Workshop Task Force to develop a promotional workshop. The Committee’s efforts will be ultimately linked with the provincial branches for a more effective notification distribution and educational qualification within a maturing Continuing Professional Development program. The Committee is looking for interested and committed members to assist with the development and promotional enterprises of our committee and reach out to the provincial branches for cooperative integration of our efforts. This should take no more than a few hours a month though no limit of effort will be mandated. Connections to educational institutes and other conservation organizations is definitely an asset.


Currently active.

The purpose of the Governance Committee is to assist with the creation and revision of consistent and cohesive policies for the management of the organization. The Committee recommends policies for the administration of the CAHP|ACECP Board and its membership and to advise on By-law amendments. The Governance Committee shall undertake the following strategic responsibilities as part of their mandate:

  • Develop and recommend CAHP|ACECP policy in consultation with Board Executive, Committees and membership to the Board on administration and membership issues as they arise
  • Study and recommend by-law changes as directed by the Board
  • Recruit from the Membership, effective Committee Members, and when appropriate, form sub-committees to deal with specific issues
  • Develop by June 31 of each year a committee budget for submission
  • Report to the Board on a regular basis.

Annual General Meeting & Nominations

Currently active.

The purpose of the Annual General Meeting & Nominations Committee is to help coordinate the Annual General Meeting, assist with communications to the membership and help organize the Annual General Meeting packages. All Members of CAHP|ACECP are invited to attend the annual Annual General Meeting, which takes place in October at the Joint CAHP|ACECP-National Trust Heritage Conference. The Annual General Meeting offers Members an opportunity to participate in the business of the organization and allows Professional Members an opportunity to vote either in person or by proxy. There is no charge for attending the Annual General Meeting. The Nomination Committee consists of the Board and shall be chaired by the Vice President. Its mandate is to recommend Professional qualified Members for a slate to stand for election to the Board at the Annual General Meeting.

Ethics & Conduct

Meets as needed: this committee is only open to members of the Board of Directors.

The purpose of the Ethics & Conduct Committee is to provide review relating to professional conduct brought to the attention of the Association, on an as-needed basis. This Committee shall be convened and chaired by the Vice-President as needed to investigate any alleged breach of the Association’s Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics brought to the attention of the Association. It shall be composed of the Vice President and two additional Board Members and one to three Professional Members. The Executive may be represented by Treasurer or Secretary as the President shall not form part of the Committee.


Currently inactive.

The purpose of the Advocacy Committee is to support heritage conservation, enhance public regard for the heritage consulting profession, advocate for the application of best practices, and advocate with all levels of government at a national level and in regions where there is no Chapter for procurement policies that reinforce best practice. Given that historic places are the cornerstones of memory, sense of place and community. And given that CAHP|ACECP has an obligation to support the conservation of our material and cultural heritage and to promote an awareness and understanding of conservation, CAHP|ACECP should, where and when appropriate, be a public advocate for the principles and practice of good heritage management across Canada. CAHP|ACECP cannot advocate on specific sites, but forward any local issues that come to the attention of the Board, to Chapters and or local Members.

Conference & Awards

Currently active.

The purpose of the Conference & Awards Committee is to identify and acknowledge special achievements of CAHP|ACECP professional members. This Committee also assists in the coordination of submission material and awards posters.

Corporate Planning

Currently inactive

The purpose of the Corporate Planning Committee is to review and update 1 and 5 year plans within 6 month of the Annual General Meeting, with a presentation to the Board at a time to be established.

Chapter Liaison

Currently active.

The purpose of the Chapter Liaison Committee is to keep the Board of Directors informed regarding the different Chapters, their activities and their relationship to CAHP|ACECP.

Government Liaison

Currently active.

The purpose of the Government Liaison Committee is to foster communication and establish relationships with public agencies in matters relating to heritage conservation and heritage policy development. Communications can be made at all levels including: municipal government, provincial ministries and agencies, crown corporations, and the Federal Government. This Committee administers the Memorandum of Understanding established with Public Works and Government Services Canada in 2010, that recognizes CAHP|ACECP as the lead heritage conservation organization in Canada focussed on issues of practice. The Memorandum of Understanding is subject to review and renewal after 5 years. This Committee also maintains membership on the Federal Industry Real Property Advisory Council. It provides a forum for senior representatives from the public and private sector to discuss national policy issues pertaining to the planning, management and procurement for Federal Real Properties and Services relating to the disciplines of planning, design, architecture, engineering, construction and heritage conservation.


Currently active.

The Communications Committee’s role is to inform the Members and the public about CAHP|ACECP, the nature of the organization, i.e., its structure, role membership and on-going activities, disseminate news and information to local and national media outlets. This Committee also assists with website development, newsletter planning and content, promotional materials, and the translation from English to French for website and print requirements.


Currently active.

The purpose of the Translation Committee is to help in the translation of CAHP|ACECP documentation, correspondence and social media content into both official languages (English and French).


Currently inactive.

The purpose of the E-Forum is to publish a quarterly newsletter on issues relating to CAHP|ACECP members, chapters and committees.


Currently active.

The purpose of the Membership Committee is to provide services to the Board and members by undertaking the administrative function associated with membership applications and maintenance. This Committee conducts a thorough review of all new professional and intern applications. Its work includes reviewing an applicant’s direct heritage experience in his/her project work, education and ongoing training. It also discusses applicant’s work with their sponsors and references to confirm the applicants are suited for membership in the organization. This Committee meets via telephone conference call once every other month to discuss applications and provide recommendations to the Board. The time commitment for each member is approximately 2 hours per month, including time for application review, meetings and meeting follow-up actions. CAHP|ACECP professional members from any heritage specialty are welcome to join the Committee; there is no pre-requisite professional training or accreditation required. The Membership Committee would gladly accept new volunteers at any time.


Currently active.

The purpose of the Sponsorship Committee is to develop fundraising plans for CAHP|ACECP events, maintain relationships with CAHP|ACECP sponsors and donors, and collaborate with the National Trust for Canada in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding to identify potential sources of funds for the CAHP|ACECP-National Trust Conference.


Currently active. 

The purpose of the Events Task Force is to identify and organize CAHP|ACECP events. In coordination with the Sponsorship and Communications Committees, this Committee develops strategies for acquiring sponsors and promoting its activities. Its other responsibilities include contacting vendors, contacting CAHP|ACECP volunteers and delegating event tasks.

New Members

Currently active.

The purpose of the New Members Task Force is to identify potential members to facilitate its membership base across Canada.