The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) is the decision-making body that provides direction and oversight on the development of the National Model Code content and encourages uniformity of building and facility regulations in Canada. It is made up of voting and non-voting members from across Canada, who are appointed by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) on the recommendation of the CCBFC Selection Committee. Voting members are volunteers chosen for their professional expertise as well as their knowledge and experience, with a focus on including broad technical and geographical representation. The Commission meets at least once a year and meetings are open to the public. Guidelines for visitors attending these meetings are available on the NRC’s website.

The CCBFC Chair provides a report annually or as requested on code activities, or as requested, to the NRC through the Vice-President of Engineering. Through the Provincial/Territorial Policy Advisory Committee on Codes (PTPACC), the CCBFC receives advice from and informs provincial and territorial authorities of issues, priorities, requests, and decisions on matters relating to the National Model Codes.

The CCBFC develops the Codes documents through a committee-based process and formally approves all National Model Codes and technical revisions before they are published by the NRC.