A common interest in owning, managing, maintaining and operating buildings has led to the formation of client associations, the best known of which is the Building Owners and Managers Association.
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Canada is an affiliated member of BOMA International, which was founded in 1907 as the National Association of Building Owners and Managers. The association assumed its present name in 1968 as it broadened its reach to include Canada and other affiliates around the globe. Today, BOMA International represents over 100 North American and nine overseas affiliates in Australia, Brazil, Finland, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, the Philippines and South Africa.
The Building Owners and Managers Association is primarily concerned with commercial real estate, that is, office buildings, and its principal members own or manage commercial office space. Associate members provide the goods and services needed to operate these buildings.
BOMA Canada’s mission is to represent the Canadian commercial real estate industry on matters of national concern, to develop a strong communications network between its local associations, BOMA International and other real estate associations, and to promote professionalism of its members through education programs and effective public relations activity.
The association publishes numerous research and reference materials, including the Standard Method for Measuring Floor Area in Office Buildings, the standard known as ANSI/BOMA Z65.1-1996, and the BOMA/SIOR 2001 Standard for Measuring Floor Area in Industrial Buildings.
The BOMA Canada website is found at:
The Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI) of Canada was established in 1974 with the objective of providing industry professionals with career-building education. BOMI Canada is a certified educational institute and a registered educational charity and is the leader in commercial property and facility management/operations education in Canada. Delivering the BOMI International industry-leading credentials, the RPA, FMA, SMT, and SMA designations, BOMI Canada works closely with BOMI International and Canadian authors and reviewers to ensure that the programs meet the needs of Canadian students.
The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA) serves facility planners in the education community, particularly universities and colleges.
1643 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-2818 U.S.A.
Tel: (703) 684-1446
Fax: (703) 549-2772
The International Facility Managers Association (IFMA) has a certification program for Certified Facility Managers (CFMs) and conducts research, provides educational programs, recognizes facility management degree and certificate programs, and produces World Workplace, the world’s largest facility management conference and exposition.
800 Gensler Road, Suite 900
Houston, Texas 77024-4257 U.S.A.
Tel: (713) 623-4362
Fax: (713) 623-6124
The Association for Learning Environments is a professional association whose sole mission is improving the places where children learn. A4LE members – individuals, institutions and corporations – are actively involved in planning, designing, building, equipping and maintaining schools and colleges.
Association for Learning Environments
11445 e. Via Linda, Suite 2-440
Scottsdale, Arizona 85259 U.S.A.
Tel: (480) 391-0840
The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) is a community of higher education leaders responsible for the integration of planning on their campuses and for the professionals who support them. Integrated planning is a sustainable approach to planning that builds relationships, aligns the organization, and emphasizes preparedness for change.
Society for College and University Planning
1330 Eisenhower Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108 U.S.A.
The Canadian Federation of Library Associations publishes information on library design, including the Guideline on Library and Information Services for People with Disabilities.
309 Cooper Street, Suite 203
Ottawa, ON K2P 0G5
Tel: (613) 482-9344
The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) is the national organization for the advancement of the Canadian museum sector, representing Canadian museum professionals both within Canada and internationally. The CMA works for the recognition, growth, and stability of the sector. Today, the CMA has nearly 2,000 members, and supports them with training and professional development programs, conferences, publications, networking opportunities, a body of knowledge, and a dedicated staff.
Canadian Museums Association
280 Metcalfe Street, Suite 400
Ottawa, ON K2P 1R7
Tel: (613) 567-0099
Fax: (613) 233-5438
CASC is a national platform for Canada’s Science Centres and informal science engagement. CASC members are a diverse group of organizations that support informal learning of science, technology and nature.
Canadian Association of Science Centres
100 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, ON P3E 5S9
Tel: (705) 522-6825
Fax: (705) 522-1677
The CCAC works to ensure that animal-based science in Canada takes place only when necessary and that the animals in the studies receive optimal care according to high quality, research-informed standards. CCAC guidelines establish the basic requirements for each institutional program within the Canadian system of oversight of animal ethics and care. Assessments of institutional animal ethics and care programs are based on CCAC guidelines (animal care; types of animals; procedures; and program management) and assessment policies, as well as other relevant documents.
Canada Council on Animal Care
190 O’Connor Street, Suite 800
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2R3