The OAA has published the Summary Reports of the 2019/20 Membership
and Practice Surveys. The results have already played an important role in Council decisions,
making progress regarding the pursuit of specific initiatives, as well
as programs and policy development. The demographic data collected is
vital to policy and program efforts in order that the OAA may support
the profession in meeting its roles and responsibilities.
The response rate to the surveys represented an appropriate and
adequate sampling of the membership at 25 per cent for the individual
member surveys and 29 per cent for the practices.
Council is very pleased to report the membership survey showed a
relative increase of 24 per cent in general member satisfaction with
respect to the OAA from the last survey conducted in 2011. The data is
rich and also provides important feedback as to where the Association
can do better as an organization, and also how the architecture
profession can continue to evolve and improve—the surveys show the
community is certainly not immune to issues of harassment and discrimination.
OAA Council has already taken some time to review and analyze the
results. Steps have also been taken to enrich the Continuing Education
(ConEd) program through online offerings; as well, the new Website will
address some of the issues highlighted in the results.
Last updated: 2020/Jul/24