2009 BC Land Summit Partner Profiles

British Columbia Association Appraisal Institute of Canada  
Founded in 1938, the Appraisal Institute of Canada is the national society of professional real estate appraisers, valuation and property consultants. AIC is dedicated to serving the public interest through continually advancing the highest standards of the appraisal profession by granting use of the CRA (Canadian Residential Appraiser) and AACI, P.App (Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute, Professional Appraiser) designations.

The BC Association Appraisal Institute of Canada has approximately 1000 members, located in 9 Chapters, throughout the province and the Yukon.

Designated members provide reasoned valuations, their work in valuation and consulting is recognized by business, courts, and all levels of government. The AACI, P.App and CRA designations are recognized across Canada as well as internationally.

The BC Association office helps the public find designated members for residential, commercial, industrial and investment type properties and helps individuals interested in learning more about the real property valuation profession. We provide members with ongoing Professional Development seminars and workshops throughout their career.

Standards of Professional Practice
Members across Canada are governed by established minimum standards of performance in the rendering of professional services & inspire public confidence in the Appraisal Institute designations.

British Columbia Association AIC
#845, 1200 West 73 Avenue
Vancouver, BC  V6P 6G5
Tel: 604 266-8287
Fax: 604 266-3034
E: [email protected]


British Columbia Institute of Agrologists
BCIA is the provincial organization authorized under the Agrologists Act, a British Columbia statute, to govern the professional conduct of its members, in support of the public interest. Persons who hold themselves out to be an agrologist (P.Ag.) must be duly registered with BCIA under the Act.  As with all self regulated professional bodies BCIA members are held to a code of ethics and competencies.

Agrology as defined  by the Act means using agricultural and natural sciences and agricultural and resource economics, including collecting or analyzing data or carrying out research or assessments, to design, evaluate, advise on, direct or otherwise provide professional support to

(a) the cultivation, production, improvement, processing or marketing of aquatic or terrestrial plants or animals, or (b) the classification, management, use, conservation, protection, restoration, reclamation or enhancement of aquatic or terrestrial ecosystems that are affected by, sustain, or have the potential to sustain the cultivation or production of aquatic or terrestrial plants or animals.

BCIA represents over 1000 professionals working within agrology in British Columbia.

BC Institute of Agrologists
#205, 733 Johnson Street
Victoria, BC   V8W 3C7
T: 250 380-9292
F: 250 380-9233
E: [email protected]


British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects
The British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA) was formed in 1962 and registered in 1964 under the BC Societies Act.  BCSLA regulates the profession of landscape architecture according to provincial statute. 

Landscape architecture is a comprehensive discipline involving land analysis, planning, design, management and conservation and rehabilitation. Typical projects include site design, urban planning, environmental impact studies, parks and recreation planning and residential garden design. The BCSLA promotes continuing education and high standards of professional practice in order to assure the health, safety and welfare of the public in British Columbia.

BCSLA represents more than 500 design professionals including are more than 270 Registered Landscape Architects and 150 Intern Landscape Architects.

BC Society of Landscape Architects
#110, 355 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC  V6C 2G8
T: 604 682-5610
F: 604 681-3394
E: [email protected]


Land Trust Alliance of British Columbia
The Land Trust Alliance of BC was incorporated in 1997 and became a charitable society is 2000. It is dedicated to the stewardship and conservation of our natural and cultural heritage through support of land trusts, conservancies and others. We provide education, research, communication and financial services.  We also provide our land trust members with professional development including meeting the Canadian Land Trust Standards and Practices.

 A Land trust is a charitable organization that, as all or part of its mission, actively works to conserve land by undertaking or assisting in land and conservation covenant acquisitions, or engages in the stewardship of land.

Land trusts in BC – 32; Associate Conservation organizations within the Alliance – 22; Professionals and Individual members – 40 (2008). Since 1997, land trusts in BC have protected more than 500,000 hectares of land (much larger than the Greater Vancouver area). Land trusts work with land use professionals, financial and estate planners, legal and financial professionals, government agencies, foundations and the public to steward, restore and protect lands of natural and cultural significance. Please go to www.landtrustalliance.bc.ca for a list of land trusts and their regions, case studies, a registry of lands, the Kingfisher Magazine and many resources to help people protect places of importance to BC citizens. LTABC, helping to build a culture of conservation.

Land Trust Alliance of British Columbia
#204, 338 Lower Ganges Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V3
Tel: 250 538-0112
E: [email protected]


Planning Institute of British Columbia
The Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) is the association of professional planners in British Columbia and the Yukon. Incorporated in 1958, PIBC is an affiliate of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP).  PIBC's nearly 1,200 professional members work in the public service and the private sector, in a wide variety of fields including land use planning, environmental resource management, land development, heritage conservation, social planning, transportation planning and economic development. The Institute regulates the standards for professional membership and continuing professional development, as well as providing services, publications, events and activities related to the field of planning.

Planning Institute of British Columbia
#110, 355 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC, V6C 2G8
Tel: 604 696-5031
Toll Free: 1 866 696-5031
Fax: 604 696-5032
E:[email protected]


The Real Estate Institute of British Columbia
The Real Estate Institute of British Columbia is a member-based organization dedicated to promoting education, expertise, and professionalism within the real estate industry. Operating with an elected Board of 12 Governors representing eight regions of the province, REIBC hosts and promotes a wide variety of opportunities, including professional development seminars, workshops and other events, to bring real estate professionals together.

Professional members are accredited with the RI designation, which recognizes their experience, education and commitment to professionalism and leadership development in the real estate industry.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Real Estate Institute of British Columbia is to advance and recognize excellence in education, knowledge, professional development and business practices uniting all sectors of the real estate industry

Real Estate Institute of British Columbia
#323, 409 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC  V6C 1T2
Tel: 604 685-3702
Toll Free: 1 800 667-2166
Fax: 604 685-1026
E: [email protected]