AICA-Canada: Statute, bylaws and their evolution | In 1989, in anticipation of the upcoming International Congress of AICA in Canada, AICA-Canada got its first federal charter as a non-profit organization under the name International Association of Art Critics (Canada) Inc / International Association of Art critics (Canada) Inc. as Virgil Hammock was president. Given the urgency of getting this legal recognition, the Board had to resolve to accept this name hardly consistent with that of other national sections of AICA and did not even know its acronym, AICA, present in all other sections international Association.
In 2011 and 2012, under the chairwoman ship of Ninon Gauthier, a new regulation was adopted in order to comply with new international regulation of AICA and contemporary association life and new realities in Canada. These Bylaws were amended slightly again in 2014 to meet with the new requirements of the Canadian law governing non-profit organizations. (Link to the text of the current regulation.) Its name was changed to include its acronym in English and French as requested by Corporation Canada. Now our official name is: International Association of Art Critics / International Association of Art Critics (AICA-Canada / Canada-IAAC)