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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.

  • Darrell Thorvaldson AACI, P.App  Manitoba
  • Keith Lancastle AACI (Hon.)  Ontario
  • Peter McLean AACI, P.App  Ontario
  • Richard Colbourne AACI, P.App, Fellow  Nova Scotia
  • Thomas Fox AACI, P.App  Saskatchewan
  • Wicherek, Jan, AACI, P.App  Prince Edward Island
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.


  • Dickinson, Adam, AACI, P.App New Brunswick
  • Paustian, Ernie,  AACI, P.App Alberta
  • Fox, Thomas, AACI, P.App Saskatchewan
  • Lancastle, Keith, AIC National Staff
  • Cardinal, Glenda, AIC National Staff
Nominating Committee

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


  • Colbourne, Richard AACI, P.App  Nova Scotia
  • Fox, Thomas AACI, P.App  Saskatchewan
  • Lancastle, Keith AIC National Staff
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

  • Wicherek, Jan, AACI, P.App  Prince Edward Island
  • Saxe, Ed, CRA, P.App  Ontario
  • Semine, Georges, AACI, P.App  Quebec
  • Burley, Brandon, CRA, P.App  Manitoba
  • Kourant, Natalia, AACI, P.App  Quebec
  • Slaney, Joanne, AACI, P.App  Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Gadoury, Jourdain, Candidate  Ontario
  • Singh, Sanjit, AACI, P.App  Alberta
  • Hébert, Paul, AIC National Staff
  • Aubé, Anik, AIC National Staff
  • Hannoush, André, 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. 

  • Dickinson, Adam, AACI, P.App
  • Barnsley, Craig, AACI, P.App
  • Kim Maber, AACI, P.App
  • Terry Brooke, AACI, P.App
  • Cynthia Villeneuve, AACI, P.App
  • Glen Power, AACI, P.App
  • David Aberdeen, ACI, P.App
  • Barbara McFarlane, Candidate
  • Karen Koebel Medlicott, CRA, P.App
  • Dan Brewer, AACI, P.App
  • Jan Wicherek, AACI, P.App
  • Mark Turner, AACI, P.App
  • Jason Schellenberg, AACI, P.App
  • Keith Lancastle, AIC National Staff
  • André Hannoush, AIC National Staff
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

  • Thorvaldson, Darrell, AACI, P.App  Manitoba
  • Kirkland, Mike, AACI, P.App  Newfoundland and Labrador
  • De Jong, Suzanne, AACI, P.App  Ontario
  • Palmer, Adam, AACI, P.App  Ontario
  • Dhoot, JT, AACI, P.App  Alberta
  • Clarke, Alison, CRA, P.App  Ontario
  • Thompson, Jeff, AACI, P.App  Alberta
  • Spasojevic, Tamara, Candidate  Ottawa
  • Kempton, Phil, AACI, P.App  Nova Scotia
  • Harlang, Aaron, AACI, P.App  Ontario
  • Bridal, John, UBC Representative
  • Gravelle, Andre, UBC Representative
  • Beaulieu, Marie-Claude, Ph.D, FSA ULaval Representative
  • Francoeur, Lucie, FSA ULaval Representative
  • Collins, Kevin, AIC National Staff
  • Schulkowsky, Mike, AIC National Staff
  • Rogers, Sueann, 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
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.

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.


  • Barnsley, Craig, AACI, P.App British Columbia
  • Jones, Dan, AACI, P.App  British Columbia
  • Thompson, Bob, AACI, P.App  Alberta
  • White, Robert, AACI, P.App  Quebec
  • Laverty, Larry, AACI, P.App  Alberta
  • Tworo, Eric, AACI, P.App  Ontario
  • Kevin Collins, AIC National Staff
  • Lancastle, Keith, AIC National Staff
Quebec Relations
  • Semine, Georges, AACI, P.App  Quebec
  • Doucet, Dan AACI, P.App  Quebec
  • Lancastle, Keith AIC National Staff
  • Hannoush, Andre AIC National Staff
Professional Practice Committee

Fox, Thomas AACI, P.App  Saskatchewan
Colbourne, Richard AACI, P.App  Nova Scotia
Paustian, Ernie AACI, P.App  Alberta
Jones, Dan AACI, P.App  British Columbia
Brewster, Brad AACI, P.App  Alberta
Robson, Robert AACI, P.App  Ontario
Maber, Kimberly AACI, P.App  Saskatchewan
Jarvela, Vesa AACI, P.App  Ontario
Cooper, Pat AACI, P.App  Alberta  
McCoombs, Gerry AACI, P.App  New Brunswick
Smirl, Cliff,  AACI, P.App  British Columbia
Poirier, Louis AIC National Staff
Brewer, Larry AIC National Staff
Varner, Brian AIC National Staff
Schultze, Robert,  AIC National Staff
Poirier, Shelley,  AIC National Staff
Young, Valerie, 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.


  • Maber, Kimberly, AACI, P.App  Saskatchewan
  • Lynch, Jeff AACI, P.App  Ontario
  • Bourassa, Barton, AACI, P.App  British Columbia
  • Garnet, Brett,AACI, P.App  British Columbia
  • Mason, Robert, AACI, P.App  British Columbia
  • Brooke, Terry, AACI, P.App  Alberta
  • Fox, Michael, AACI, P.App  Saskatchewan
  • Chin, Simon, AACI, P.App  Alberta
  • Oldford, Steven, AACI, P.App  Ontario
  • Poirier, Shelley, AIC National Staff
  • Schultze, Robert, AIC National Staff
  • Young, Valerie, 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.


  • Jarvela, Vesa, AACI, P.App  Ontario
  • Johnstone, Charles, AACI, P.App  Ontario
  • Bower, Ray, AACI, P.App  Ontario
  • Uba, Grant, AACI, P.App  Ontario
  • Scichilone, Michael, AACI, P.App  New Brunswick
  • Jugovic, Stan, AACI, P.App  Ontario
  • Nilsen, Carl, AACI, P.App  British Columbia
  • Poirier, Shelley, AIC National Staff
  • Young, Valerie, AIC Staff National
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.


  • Robson, Robert, AACI, P.App  Ontario
  • Beatty, Allan, AACI, P.App  British Columbia
  • Smith, Ken, AACI, P.App  British Columbia
  • Aberdeen, David, AACI, P.App  British Columbia
  • Babineau, David, AACI, P.App  New Brunswick
  • Rajesky, Sheldon, AACI, P.App  Ontario
  • Poirier, Shelley, AIC National Staff
  • Young, Valerie, 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.


  • Paustian, Ernie, AACI, P.App  Alberta
  • Jones, Dan, AACI, P.App  British Columbia, 
  • Brewster, Brad, AACI, P.App  Alberta
  • Olscamp, Paul, AACI, P.App  Prince Edward Island
  • Halladay, Deana CRA, P.App  Manitoba
  • Marlyn, Chris, AACI, P.App  Alberta
  • Ruta, Nicholas, AACI, P.App  Manitoba
  • Lawrek, Samantha, AACI, P.App  Saskatchewan
  • Beatty, Tyler, AACI, P.App  Alberta
  • Behm, Sandra, AACI, P.App  British Columbia
  • Garcelon, Mike, AACI, P.App  Saskatchewan
  • Fletcher, Glenn CRA, P.App  Ontario
  • Brewer, Dan, AACI, P.App  Ontario
  • Wilson, Dan, AACI, P.App  British Columbia
  • Poirier, Shelley, AIC National Staff 
  • Schultze, Robert, AIC National Staff
  • Young, Valerie, AIC Nationa lStaff