Ethics Review Committee

Statement of Purpose

The CAA Ethical Statements are a living document, that will evolve along with the shifting cultural context in which we work. The Ethics Committee will:

  • Regularly review the current statements
  • Propose revisions, as necessary, to the language of existing statements

This standing committee does not create new statements, but CAA members are welcome to contact the CAA Board of Directors to identify issues that may require new statements. The CAA President can strike an Ad Hoc Committee to draft new statements as needed.

Gary Warrick     e-mail:
Eldon Yellowhorn     e-mail:

Current Membership

Co-Chairs: Gary Warrick, ON (2018–2021)
  Eldon Yellowhorn, BC (2018–2021)
Members: Catherine Cottreau-Robins, NS (2019–2022)
  Christian Gates St-Pierre, QC (2019–2022)
  Helen Kristmanson, PE (2019–2022)
  Heather McLeod-Leslie, NS (2019–2022)
  Kevin Brownlee, MB (2019–2022)
  Sarah Carr-Locke, NT (2019–2022)
Student Member: Stephanie Skelton, MB (2019–2022)

Scope: National, with regional representatives.
Authority: Communications and recommendations of the Ethics Committee must be approved by the CAA Board of Directors. Recommendations of the Committee must also be approved by the CAA membership at the annual AGM.

Committee Composition: The Ethics Committee consists of a Chair (or two co-Chairs) and at least 4 other CAA members, and must include at least one Indigenous member, one CRM member and one student member. As much as possible, members should represent different regions of Canada and can also include members in other countries. Membership is open to all CAA members.

Term: The term of service is three years, beginning and ending at the AGM. Terms can be renewed once and are staggered to ensure continuity.

Committee Communications: Meetings or other forms of communication are organized by the Committee Chair (or Co-Chairs).

Reporting: The Ethics Committee reports in writing, and directly to the CAA Board of Directors. The Chair (or Co-Chairs) submits a report on work in progress at each of the two Board meetings annually (spring and fall). A representative from the committee will also make a brief summarizing report to the membership at the AGM during the annual conference.

Review: The Terms of Reference of the Ethics Committee will be reviewed periodically by the CAA Board of Directors.