Sponsorship Opportunities are currently available for POP // CAN // CRIT 2019: Education and Emergence of Architects in Canada. If you would like to participate and take advantage of our generous sponsorship benefits, please download the prospectus and contact:

Brynne Campbell, Program Officer, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
1-844-856-RAIC (7242) ext 204

Thank you to our Sponsors + Supporters!

POP // CAN // CRIT 2019 Presented By


The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is the national architectural advocacy and professional support body in Canada. The RAIC is the leading voice for excellence in the built environment in Canada, demonstrating how design enhances the quality of life, while addressing important issues of society through responsible architecture.

The RAIC engages in many activities on behalf of architects and architecture in Canada, including a renewed and rich continuing education program in 2019. It also offers a wide range of valuable member benefits, services, and programs to help members achieve success. 

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Spacing Media Inc.

Spacing is one of the most unique magazines to appear on Canadian newsstands in years. The magazine uncovers the joys, obstacles and politics of Canada’s big cities by cutting through the cynicism that often pervades any discussion about urban issues. Spacing pushes readers to think critically about how they can shape the public spaces that surround their everyday lives.

Spacing was launched in the fall of 2003 by a group of young journalists and public space advocates who felt that Toronto needed a publication that would bring together a number of key urban issues that were not being discussed by the local media. Topics like public transit, urban design, public art, community planning, and sustainable development were brought together under one umbrella to create a forum for residents and the urban curious to discuss these pressing topics.

Spacing is published four times a year and can be bought on newsstands or delivered directly to your home. Two Toronto-centric issues and two nationally-focused editions are published each year. The magazine has been named Canadian Small Magazine of the Year in 2007, 2008, and 2009. In 2011 and 2012, Spacing was named Best Magazine Blog and Best Magazine Web Site by the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors. In 2010, the editors received the prestigious Jane Jacobs Award from the Maytree Foundation and Ideas That Matter.

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Design Exchange: Canada’s Design Museum

Design Exchange is a cultural institution that champions creative thinking, inspires problem solving, and celebrates innovative talent in Canada and around the world.

Established in 1994, Design Exchange serves as Canada’s design hub, by being a crossroads for multiple disciplines that demonstrate the power of design, innovation, and technology to change the world for the better for everyone, through the delivery of a range of engaging and enriching public programs and exhibitions.

Design Exchange provides access to hands-on, design-based learning for Ontario’s youth and general populations with the goal of inspiring the next generation of creative problem solvers and engaging the general public in the value and potential of design solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.

Design Exchange is a not-for-profit registered charity the relies on generous donations to develop experiences and initiatives that create meaningful impact informed by a global outlook.

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Silver Level Sponsors


Azrieli Foundation

Fulfilling the philanthropic legacy of David J. Azrieli z”l, the Azrieli Foundation has been funding institutions as well as operating programs in Israel and Canada since 1989. Driven by a strong belief in the powerful role and responsibility of philanthropy, the foundation empowers and assists tens of thousands of people by supporting a broad range of organizations, facilitating innovative outcomes and increasing knowledge and understanding in the search for practical and novel solutions.

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Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism

The School of Architecture was established in the fall of 1968 with twelve students and four faculty under the Directorship of Douglas Shadbolt. The purpose-built architecture building followed four years later as the program grew in size and significance. A pivotal period in the school’s history was under the directorship of Alberto Perez-Gomez (1983-86), one that defined an era for the school’s pedagogy and left a lasting legacy of design thinking and production. These ideas have left a tangible layer onto the otherwise brut concrete walls.

The School offers several degree programs including: Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Master of Architecture, Master of Architecture Studies, Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture, Graduate Diploma in Architectural Conservation, as well as Post-Baccalaureate and Continuing Education programs.

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Bronze Level Sponsors


Dreessen Cardinal Architects

Architects DCA is an Ottawa-based architectural practice with roots dating back more than 25 years. We strive for design excellence – This means balancing the creative architectural solutions to client needs with the practical aspects of creating quality, durable, beautiful buildings. As such, we not only develop and promote architectural excellence in the buildings we design, but we do so while successfully developing and fostering positive customer relationships. This balance allows us to continually deliver projects on time, within budget and ultimately, with the respect of all parties involved in the life of any one of our architectural projects.

We are an active member of both local business organizations and provincial and federal architectural associations including the Ontario Association of Architects and Architecture Canada. The firm believes in active involvement to “give back” through volunteerism, mentorship, and support for allied arts and professionals.

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A leading Canadian practice founded in 1987. Our approach prioritizes integrated design thinking, and is a unique hybrid form of architecture and practice. The founding partners, Bruce KuwabaraMarianne McKenna, and Shirley Blumberg are each recipients of the Order of Canada for their contribution to Canadian culture and society.

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McEwen School of Architecture, Laurentian University

The McEwen School of Architecture is guided by the unique tri-cultural mandate of Laurentian University. Through Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Carriers in residence, Indigenous faculty members, French design studio instruction, and local community-design and design-build exercises each year, students are exposed to an array of methods, knowledge, and experience that is uniquely ‘Northern’, yet global in its approach to innovation and sustainable development.

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University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture

The University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture is the first faculty in Canada to offer four post-graduate, built-environment degree programs: Architecture, City Planning, Landscape Architecture, and Interior Design. All based on a comprehensive Environmental Design undergraduate program.

The Faculty of Architecture also offers a Ph.D. Program. The Ph.D. in Design and Planning in the Faculty of Architecture focuses on research in the following areas: Planning and Design Theory; and Sustainable Planning and Design; Planning and Design Education; Planning and Design Practice; Design and Planning Technologies.

Through its focus upon design excellence, teaching and research, the Faculty demonstrates its commitment to improving the quality of the built environment and associated ecological, economic, physical and social well-being of the global community.

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Diamond Schmitt Architects

Established in 1975, Diamond Schmitt Architects Incorporated has achieved national and international recognition for innovative design excellence in a broad range of building types. The firm is known and respected for responsible project management and budget control. Since 2004, we have been the only Canadian architecture firm to be named among Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies.

A dedicated and principled approach to all aspects of design delivers buildings that consistently meet and exceed client expectations.

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Ontario Association of Architects

The Ontario Association of Architects is a self-regulating organization governed by the Architects Act, which is a statute of the Government of Ontario. The Association is dedicated to promoting and increasing the knowledge, skill and proficiency of its members, and administering the Architects Act, in order that the public interest may be served and protected.

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School of Architectural Studies, George Brown College

Architectural & Interior Design Technologists are key members of a project team and play a vital role in turning concepts into practical, buildable solutions. SAS programs provide the essential knowledge base and fundamental skills required to work as a technologist within the many sectors of the architectural, interior and construction industry.

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KTCHN Productions

KTCHN is a full-service production studio providing corporate, event, lifestyle, brand photography and video production services. From multimedia brand activations to a wedding's best moments, KTCHN has shot for both commercial and private clients.

Founded in 2008 by Katy Chan, KTCHN (pronounced "kitchen") is a team of collaborative and experienced creative professionals who work with brands, agencies, and private clients to capture the visual stories they want to tell.

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