National Capital Commission

Advisory Committee on Planning, Design, and realty (ACPDR)

The National Capital Commission (NCC) is a federal Crown corporation created by Canada’s Parliament in 1959 under the National Capital Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. N-4). The corporation is responsible for planning, as well as taking part in the development, conservation and improvement of Canada’s Capital Region. It fulfills this role through the following areas of activity:

  • setting the long-term urban planning direction for federal lands in Canada’s Capital Region;
  • guiding and controlling the use and development of federal lands in Canada’s Capital Region;
  • managing, conserving and protecting NCC assets (including Gatineau Park, the Greenbelt, real property, and other assets such as bridges, pathways and parkways); and maintaining heritage sites in Canada’s Capital Region, such as the official residences and commemorative sites.

The ACPDR provides independent expert advice to the Commission’s staff on the following:

  • long-range plans and policies for the use of public lands and properties in Canada’s Capital Region;
  • design proposals affecting these federal lands;
  • real property matters.

The committee consists of experts in real estate development; environmental, urban and regional planning; urban design; architecture and landscape architecture. The committee has between 7 and 9 members, plus two board members who act as observers and two ex officio members (the NCC chairperson and the CEO).

The committee meets four times a year for one and a half days.

Per diem allowances are payable for attendance at advisory committee meetings, and travel expenses are reimbursed according to Treasury Board directives.

The NCC is seeking up to three candidates for the committee for terms up to three years starting April 1, 2021 in the areas of.

  • Urban planning
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Architecture

It is our intention to fill one of these positions with a retired professional or academic from the National Capital Region and its surroundings.

The NCC will consider diversity in assessing applicants. Preference may be given to applicants who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of a visible minority group.

Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination – the NCC has implemented a Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination that requires that all employees, volunteers and board and committee members to attest to their vaccination status and to be fully vaccinated, unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Please submit your resume and/or biography to the NCC Secretariat at no later than January 31, 2022.