The National Model Codes are currently developed by the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC), an independent committee of volunteers, and its committees and task groups. The CCBFC will be replaced by a new governance structure, led by an F/P/T Deputy Ministers (DM) Table that establishes strategic code development priorities, and managed by an F/P/T Code System Board that operationalizes policy direction. Development of content for the National Model Codes will continue to be carried out by technical committees made up of volunteers, based on input from industry, regulators and the broader stakeholder community. The structure of the technical committees is under development, with the objective of enabling agility and responsiveness to code development priorities. The current standing committees will remain in place until the end of the 2025 code cycle, with opportunities for current members to be part of the new technical committees in the 2030 code cycle and beyond.
The new Advisory Council, which will consist of members from a range of industry and interested party categories (including advocacy groups, municipal officials, and emergency responders), provides advice to the Board on the strategic direction of the National Model Codes and the overall impact of proposed code changes (note that input on individual code changes will continue to be provided through participation in technical committees, code change requests, and public reviews). Further information on the Advisory Council is provided under the following survey questions.