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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.

  • (Chair) Suzanne de Jong, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Claudio Polito, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • André Pouliot, AACI, P.App (Fellow), Nova Scotia
  • Dena Knopp, CRA, P.App, Alberta
  • Ed Saxe, CRA, P.App, Ontario
  • Keith Lancastle, Interim CEO-Non-Voting Member
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

  • (Chair) Dena Knopp, CRA, P.App, Alberta
  • Terry Dowle, AACI, P.App, British Columbia
  • Adam Dickinson, AACI, P.App, New Brunswick
  • Deana Halladay, CRA, P.App (Fellow), Manitoba
  • Adam Palmer, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Nicholas Ruta, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Katie Manojlovich, AACI, P.App, Newfoundland & Labrador
  • JT Dhoot, AACI, P.App, Alberta
  • Jeff Thompson, AACI, P.App, Alberta
  • Ayda Chamcham, AACI, P.App, Quebec
  • Simeon Nkeshimana, Candidate, Ontario
  • Charles-Olivier Amedee-Manesme, ULaval Representative
  • Lucie Francoeur, FSA ULaval Representative
  • John Bridal, UBC Representative
  • Andre Gravelle, UBC 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.

  • (Chair) Ed Saxe, CRA, P.App, Ontario
  • Scott Wilson, AACI, P.App (Fellow), Prince Edward Island
  • Keith Lancastle, AIC Interim CEO
  • André Hannoush, 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.


  • (Chair) Claudio Polito, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Joanne Slaney, AACI, P.App, Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Thomas Fox, AACI, P.App (Fellow), Saskatchewan
  • Keith Lancastle, AIC Interim CEO
  • 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, AIC Interim CEO
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

  • (Chair) Ed Saxe, CRA, P.App, Ontario
  • Steve Blacklock, AACI, P.App, British Columbia
  • Joanne Slaney, AACI, P.App, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Brad Brewster, AACI, P.App, Alberta
  • Alinda Dekker, CRA, P.App, Ontario
  • Stephen Otto, CRA, P.App, Ontario
  • Sanjit Singh, AACI, P.App  Alberta
  • Ida Miceli-Constant, CRA, P.App, Ontario
  • Shalane Spurrell, Candidate, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • André Hannoush, AIC National Staff
  • Haddy John, AIC National Staff
Conference Working Group

The Conference Working Group 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.


  • (Chair) Jessica Toppazzini, AACI, P.App, British Columbia
  • Michael Binning, AACI, P.App, British Columbia
  • Morgan Stewart, AACI, P.App, British Columbia
  • Christina Bhalla, Executive Director – AIC BC
  • Kevin Collins, AIC National Staff
  • Haddy John, AIC National Staff
Nominating Committee

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


  • (Chair) André Pouliot,  AACI, P.App, Nova Scotia
  • Claudio Polito, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Nicholas Ruta, AACI, P.App, Manitoba
  • Kim Passmore, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Keith Lancastle, AIC Interim CEO
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.


  • 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 Interim CEO
Quebec Relations
  • Louis Poirier, AACI, P.App, Québec
  • Keith Lancastle, AIC Interim CEO
  • Andre Hannoush, AIC National Staff
President’s Council on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • (Chair) David Shum, AACI, P.App (Fellow), Alberta
  • Suzanne de Jong, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Andy Pham, AACI, P.App, British Columbia
  • Ashita Chandra, Candidate, Ontario
  • Brian Gay, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Christina Bhalla, Candidate, British Columbia
  • Lisa Campbell, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Peter Thompson, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • James Ballard, CRA, P.App,  British Columbia
  • Marcel Parsons, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Ayda Chamcham, AACI, P.App, Québec
  • Tian Wigmore, AACI, P.App, Prince Edward Island
  • André Hannoush, AIC National Staff
  • Haddy John, AIC National Staff
Professional Practice Committee
  • (Co-Chair) Claudio Polito, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • (Co-Chair) André Pouliot, AACI, P.App (Fellow), Nova Scotia
  • Thomas Fox, AACI, P.App, Saskatchewan
  • Louis Poirier, AACI, P.App, Quebec
  • Robert Robson, AACI, P.App (Fellow), Ontario
  • Michael Fox, AACI, P.App, Saskatchewan
  • Pat Cooper, AACI, P.App (Fellow), Alberta
  • Peter Lawrek, AACI, P.App, Saskatchewan
  • Cliff Smirl, AACI, P.App, British Columbia
  • Allan Beatty, AACI, P.App (Fellow), British Columbia
  • Prabdeep Singh, CRA, P.App, Alberta
  • Deana Halladay, CRA, P.App, Manitoba
  • Daniel Doucet, AACI, P.App (Fellow), Ontario
  • Larry Brewer, AIC National Staff
  • Brian Varner, AIC National Staff
  • Shelley Poirier, AIC National Staff
  • Sophie Fortier, 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.


  • (Chair) 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
  • Aaron Harlang, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Steve Lefaivre, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Allison Clarke, CRA, P.App, Ontario
  • MaryAnne Espie, CRA, P.App, Ontario
  • Peter McLean, AACI, P.App (Fellow), Ontario
  • Jan Wicherek, AACI, P.App (Fellow), Prince Edward Island
  • Pardeep Punia, CRA, P.App, Ontario
  • Steven Gomes, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Shelley Poirier, AIC National Staff
  • Sophie Fortier, 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.


  • (Chair) Pat Cooper, AACI, P.App (Fellow), Alberta
  • Stephen Waqué, AACI (Honorary), Ontario
  • Ray Bower, AACI, P.App (Fellow), Ontario
  • Femi Rufus, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Grant Uba, AACI, P.App (Fellow), 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
  • Shelley Poirier, AIC National Staff
  • Sophie Fortier, 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.


  • (Chair) Robert Robson, AACI, P.App (Fellow), Ontario
  • John Shevchuck, AACI (Honorary), British Columbia
  • Larry Dybvig, AACI, P.App, 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
  • Sophie Fortier, 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.


  • (Chair) Claudio Polito, AACI, P.App,  Ontario
  • Manpreet Sidhu, CRA, P.App, Alberta
  • Brian Varner, AACI, P.App, Ontario
  • Dan Wilson, AACI, P.App (Fellow), British Columbia
  • Glenn Fletcher, CRA, P.App, Ontario
  • Dan Brewer, AACI, P.App (Fellow), Ontario
  • Deanne Coish, AACI, P.App, Alberta
  • Stephen Kooyman, CRA, P.App, Alberta
  • Shelley Poirier, AIC National Staff
  • Sophie Fortier, AIC National Staff
Forms Subcommittee
  • (Chair) Thomas Fox, ACCI, P.App (Fellow), Saskatchewan
  • Dan Brewer, AACI, P.App (Fellow), Ontario
  • Glenn  Fletcher, CRA, P.App, Ontario
  • Dena Knopp, CRA, P.App, Alberta
  • Shelly Poirier, AIC National Staff
  • Michael Schulkowksky,  AIC National Staff
  • André Hannoush, AIC National Staff