Government Relations

The OAA actively monitors government activities at municipal, provincial, and federal levels, responding as needed through formal letters and other channels. Continually updated, this searchable portal houses these official correspondences, as well as related reports.

Level of Government / Organization

OAA Immediate Past President John K. Stephenson writes to the Honourable Rod Phillips, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks to respond to the new environment and climate change plan.

Publish Date: 2019/JAN/28

The Provincial Government released its new Environment and Climate Change Plan and seeks feedback and comments until January 28, 2019.

Publish Date: 2018/DEC/18

OAA President, Kathleen Kurtin, writes to Barrie Mayor and City Council to express support for Barrie's declaration of a climate emergency.

Publish Date: 2019/OCT/25

OAA President, Kathleen Kurtin, writes to Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to offer recommendations that support the essential work of architects and building officials during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Publish Date: 2020/APR/07

OAA President, Kathleen Kurtin, writes to Toronto Mayor and Council to express support for the City's Electric Mobility Strategy.

Publish Date: 2019/JUL/10

This independent report highlights the benefits of qualifications-based selection (QBS) that is routinely used in the United States and is gaining popularity in Canada.

Publish Date: 2018/OCT/26

This independent report by SvN Architects + Planners Inc. explores design and regulatory opportunities to address housing affordability in Ontario.

Publish Date: 2019/FEB/15