Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes

Established by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) develops and maintains Canada's six model construction and fire codes. The Commission formally approves all model code documents and technical revisions prior to publication by the NRC. It receives policy advice from the Provincial/Territorial Policy Advisory Committee on Codes which is made up of representatives from the provincial and territorial ministries responsible for building, plumbing and fire safety regulation.

The CCBFC oversees the work of several standing committees, special purpose committees, and task groups. Its nine standing committees are responsible for developing the technical content of specific parts of the codes, and related documents such as user's guides.

For more details on the operations of the CCBFC and its subcommittees, see policies and procedures 2009.

The current strategic plan of the CCBFC is captured in the ARCHIVED – strategic session report (PDF - 138 KB). The strategic session was held in 2008 to review the implementation of changes to the national code development system since their introduction in 1995. The session provided an opportunity to review the role of the CCBFC, its mission and vision, and the environment in which it operated.

The NRC Canadian Codes Centre provides technical and administrative support to the CCBFC committees. It also responds to inquiries and co-ordinates communication between the committees and NRC's research specialists.

Contacting the CCBFC

Correspondence with the CCBFC should be addressed to the Chair and sent to:

The Secretary
Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes
NRC Construction
National Research Council Canada
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6

Telephone: (613) 993-9960
Fax: (613) 952-4040