Supported by members and honorary members in the most recent electronic vote, the Council and Institute Governance Bylaws have successfully passed the provincial government’s “disallowance” period and are now in effect.
Read the updated AIBC Bylaws (PDF), which includes an updated style format.
The bylaw amendment topic areas are:
- Seal of the Institute Bylaws:
The amendment combines the two current Bylaws 1.0 and 2.0 into a single modified bylaw that makes general reference to the Architects Act
- Officers and Council Bylaws:
The officer and council bylaw amendments see the repeal of the Treasurer Bylaw (Bylaw 3.4). Council policy will be developed for the treasurer position, similar to that of the president, past-president, and registrar. In addition, the bylaw currently requiring that all institute cheques be signed or countersigned by specified persons is repealed as council policy on financial controls is extensive.
- Boards, Task Forces, and Committees Bylaws:
The amendments primarily relate to reflecting the types of volunteer groups created by council and the CEO. Amendments also update and modernize Bylaw 5.1, which provides direction to the registration board to implement the internship in architecture program.
- Remuneration and Expenses Bylaws:
A single remuneration and expenses bylaw consolidates the two current bylaws (6.0 and 7.0) and better reflects and supports Council Policy 2.16: Council Member Expenses, Honorarium and Remuneration (PDF).
- Nominations Bylaw:
The amendment changes the council election nomination deadline from 30 days to 60 days before the annual meeting.
- Elections Bylaws:
The elections bylaw amendments see the repeal of the former election bylaws and the adoption of three new bylaws aimed at simplifying the council election process.
Council rules will be established for the conduct of council elections conducted by mail ballot and by electronic vote. Members will be given notice and opportunity to provide feedback on the rules in the coming months.