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Standing Committees

Committees play an invaluable role in administering and advancing the goals and objectives of the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC). Committee members help influence the goals, objectives and outcomes of the organization and receive their authority from and are accountable to AIC’s Board of Directors.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is responsible for the day-to- day administration of the affairs of AIC in accordance with policies and actions approved by the Board.

  • André Pouliot, AACI, P.App Nova Scotia
  • Jan Wicherek, AACI, P.App  Prince Edward Island
  • Suzanne de Jong, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Dena Knopp, CRA, P.App, Alberta 
  • Adam Dickinson, AACI, P.App, New Brunswick
  • Keith Lancastle AACI (Hon.)  Ontario
Admissions and Accreditation Committee (AAC)

The AAC oversees all matters regarding learning and education for AIC, including entry requirements, designation requirements and Continuing Professional Development (CPD). With respect to the preceding, it is AAC’s responsibility to:

  • Make decisions on curriculum and administrative matters
  • Act as an advisory resource to the Board on matters of fundamental change
  • Advise the Board on all matters regarding the Applied Experience and Mentoring Programs for AIC Designations (AACI and CRA)
  • Take responsibility for:
    • Establishing and documenting the professional qualities, skills and abilities required of designated members of the Institute, which may include creating and utilizing needs analysis instruments
    • Producing a Syllabus that outlines key competencies and provides recommendations on the content of the courses in the AIC – Program of Professional Studies and Continuing Professional Development
    • Undertaking research on foreign qualifications in conjunction with UBC
    • Undertaking such other duties and responsibilities as may be delegated to it from time to time by the Board

  • Adam Dickinson, AACI, P.App, New Brunswick
  • Terry Dowle, AACI, P.App, British Columbia 
  • Brad Brewster, AACI, P.App  Alberta
  • Adam Palmer, AACI, P.App  Ontario
  • JT Dhoot, AACI, P.App  Alberta
  • Alison Clarke, CRA, P.App  Ontario
  • Jeff Thompson, AACI, P.App  Alberta
  • Ayda Chamcham, AACI, P.App, Quebec
  • Simeon Nkeshimana, Candidate, Ontario
  • John Bridal, UBC Representative
  • Andre Gravelle, UBC Representative
  • Lucie Francoeur, FSA ULaval Representative
  • Kevin Collins, AIC National Staff
  • Mike Schulkowsky, AIC National Staff
  • Sueann Rogers, AIC National Staff
Advocacy Committee

 AIC’s Advocacy Committee works to support and promote our Members on a national and provincial level, and advocates for them on issues that impact the valuation profession and the real estate industry. 

  • Ed Saxe, CRA, P.App, Ontario
  • Mike Kirkland, AACI, P.App, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Keith Lancastle, AIC National Staff
  • André Hannoush, AIC National Staff
  • Paul Hébert, AIC National Staff
Audit and Finance Committee

The Audit and Finance Committee assists the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities by reviewing and making recommendations regarding all AIC financial affairs.


  • Suzanne De Jong, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Ed Saxe, CRA, P.App, Ontario
  • Louis Poirier, AACI, P.App Quebec
  • Keith Lancastle, AACI (Hon.), AIC National Staff
  • Glenda Cardinal, AIC National Staff
Bylaws, Regulations and Procedures

The Committee is responsible for reviewing material prepared by or on behalf of the various AIC Committees and/or producing material for advice with respect to Bylaws, Regulations and Procedures and such other duties and responsibilities as may be delegated to it from time to time by the Board.


  • Keith Lancastle, AACI (Hon.), Ontario
Communications Committee

The Communications Committee supports the Strategic Plan objectives of achieving profile for AIC members, focusing on promotion and advocacy, including a branding strategy. The goal is to achieve these conditions:

  • AIC members having increased presence and influence;
  • AIC members being sought after for input on public policy matters; and
  • Increased brand recognition

  • Dena Knopp, CRA, P.App, Alberta 
  • Ed Saxe, CRA, P.App, Ontario
  • Laura Kemp, CRA, P.App Manitoba
  • Steve Blacklock, AACI, P.App, British Columbia
  • Alinda Dekker, CRA, P.App, Ontario
  • Chris Connors, Candidate, New Brunswick
  • Sanjit Singh, AACI, P.App  Alberta
  • Ida Miceli-Constant, CRA, P.App, Ontario
  • Movarid Basari, Candidate, Ontario
  • Paul Hébert, AIC National Staff
  • André Hannoush, AIC National Staff
  • Haddy John, Haddy, AIC National Staff 
Conference Committee

The Conference Committee is responsible, in concert with the AIC Conference and Meetings Planner, for the organization, planning and implementation of the annual conference of the Appraisal Institute of Canada.


  • Simon Chin, AACI, P.App (Co-Chair)
  • Mark Poechman, AACI, P.App (Co-Chair)
  • Rene Cabusas
  • John Manning, AACI, P.App
  • Ernie Paustian, AACI, P.App
  • Royce Carey, AACI, P.App
  • Christine Vandelinder, Alberta National Staff
  • Kevin Collins, AIC National Staff
  • Paul Hébert, AIC National Staff 
  • Haddy John, AIC National Staff

 

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee oversees nominations for AIC members and others to serve on committees.


  • Jan Wicherek,  AACI, P.App 
  • Suzanne De Jong, AACI, P.App  
  • Nicholas Ruta, AACI, P.App
  • Phil Kempton, AACI, P.App
  • Dino Giuliani, AACI, P.App
  • Keith Lancastle, AIC National Staff
Research and Development Committee

The Research and Development Committee oversees the Research and Development Fund, which is registered by the Canada Revenue Agency as a Registered Canadian Charitable Organization within the meaning of the Income Tax Act. The Research and Development Fund supports research studies in the field of real property valuation techniques and procedures, with particular emphasis on the effects of current economic development and real property value. The Institute encourages research that supports its mission to protect the public interest and support members by ensuring high standards of professional real estate and related property advisory services. Consideration will be given to projects related to the application of existing valuation techniques to new areas as well as the development of new concepts in valuation.


  • Laura Kemp, CRA, P.App, Manitoba (Chair)
  • Bob Thompson, AACI, P.App  Alberta
  • Robert White, AACI, P.App  Quebec
  • Eric Tworo, AACI, P.App  Ontario
  • Kevin Collins, AIC National Staff
  • Keith Lancastle, AIC National Staff
Quebec Relations
  • Louis Poirier, AACI, P.App, Québec
  • Keith Lancastle, AIC National Staff
  • Andre Hannoush, AIC National Staff
President’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion
  • David Shum, AACI, P.App, Alberta 
  • Andy Pham, AACI, P.App, British Columbia
  • Ashita Chandra, Candidate, Ontario
  • Brian Gay, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Christina Bhalla, CRA, P.App, British Columbia 
  • Lisa Campbell, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Peter Thompson, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Ayda Chamcham, AACI, P.App, Québec
  • Tian Wigmore, AACI, P.App, PEI
  • Andre Hannoush, National Staff
  • Haddy John, National Staff 
Professional Practice Committee
  • Suzanne De Jong, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Jan Wicherek, AACI, P.App, Prince Edward Island
  • Robert Robson, AACI, P.App Ontario 
  • Michael Fox, AACI, P.App Saskatchewan
  • Pat Cooper, AACI, P.App  Alberta 
  • Peter Lawrek, AACI, P.App Saskatchewan
  • Dena Knopp, CRA, P.App, Alberta
  • Mike Garcelon, AACI, P.App Saskatchewan
  • Allan Beatty, AACI, P.App British Columbia
  • Prabdeep Singh, CRA, P.App, Alberta
  • Louis Poirier, AIC National Staff
  • Larry Brewer, AIC National Staff
  • Brian Varner, AIC National Staff
  • Daniel Doucet, AIC National Staff
  • Shelley Poirier, AIC National Staff
  • Edit Mate, AIC National Staff

The Professional Practice Committee is composed of the following Subcommittees:

Investigating Subcommittee

The Investigating Subcommittee considers and investigates complaints regarding the conduct or professional services (appraisal, review, consulting, reserve fund planning) prepared by any member of AIC.


 

  • Michael Fox, AACI, P.App, Saskatchewan 
  • Marc Dallaire, CRA, P.App, Ontario
  • Kenneth Young, AACI, P.App, Nova Scotia 
  • Chris Marlyn, AACI, P.App, Alberta
  • Jeff Lynch, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Terry Brooke, AACI, P.App, Alberta
  • Sandra Behm, AACI, P.App, British Columbia
  • Steven Oldford, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Aaron Harlang, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Steve Lefaivre, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Allison Clarke, CRA, P.App, Ontario
  • MaryAnne Espie, CRA, P.App, Ontario
  • Ida Miceli-Constant, CRA, P.App, Ontario
  • Peter McLean, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Shelley Poirier, AIC National Staff
Adjudicating Subcommittee

The Adjudicating Subcommittee hears all allegations against members referred to it by the Professional Practice Advocate. In addition, the Adjudicating Subcommittee hears appeals of decisions made by the Counsellor, Professional Practice.


  • Pat Cooper, AACI, P.App, Alberta
  • Stephen Waqué, Lawyer
  • Ingram, John, AACI, P.App, Nova Scotia
  • Ray Bower, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Grant Uba, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Charles Johnstone, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Barton Bourassa, AACI, P.App, British Columbia
  • Simon Chin, AACI, P.App, Alberta 
  • Dan Jones, AACI, P.App, British Columbia
  • Femi Rufus, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Shelley Poirier, AIC National Staff
Appeal Subcommittee

The Appeal Subcommittee hears all appeals by members or the Professional Practice Advocate against decisions of an Adjudicating Subcommittee. In addition, the Appeal Subcommittee hears all appeals relating to mandatory Continuing Professional Development and Admissions.


  • Robert Robson, AACI, P.App, Ontario (Chair)
  • Larry Dybvig, AACI, P.App, British Columbia
  • John Shevchuck, Lawyer, British Columbia
  • Stan Jugovic, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Carl Nilsen, AACI, P.App, British Columbia
  • Mike Scichilone, AACI, P.App, New Brunswick
  • Shelley Poirier, AIC National Staff
Standards Subcommittee

The Standards Subcommittee is responsible for establishing, reviewing, improving and promulgating standards of professional appraisal practice and ethics, and such other duties and responsibilities as may be delegated to it from time to time by the Board. The Standards Subcommittee is also responsible for recommending to the Board proposed amendments to the Institute’s Ethics Standards. The Board has the authority to review other material prepared by or on behalf of the members for advice with respect to compliance with The Standards.


  • Dena Knopp, CRA, P.App  Alberta
  • Claudio Polito, AACI, P.App  Ontario
  • Manpreet Sidhu, CRA, P.App, Alberta 
  • Glenn  Fletcher, CRA, P.App  Ontario
  • Brian Varner, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Dan Brewer, AACI, P.App  Ontario
  • Dan Wilson, AACI, P.App  British Columbia
  • Shelley Poirier, AIC National Staff 
Forms Subcommittee
  • Dan Brewer, AACI, P.App, Ontario 
  • Thomas Fox, ACCI, P.App, Saskatchewan
  • Glenn  Fletcher, CRA, P.App  Ontario
  • Dena Knopp, CRA, P.App  Alberta