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 President Kathleen Kurtin responds to OAA members who have expressed concern about changes the OAA has recommended regarding the Site Plan Approval process.

Publish Date: 2019/FEB/27

OAA President Kathleen Kurtin writes to the Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to respond to the provincial consultation on Bill 108.

Publish Date: 2019/MAY/31

OAA submits recommendations on updates to the Provincial Policy Statement.

Publish Date: 2019/OCT/21

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

Publish Date: 2019/FEB/15

The OAA attends consultation on Planning Act and Provincial Policy Statement designed to help Province formulate its housing plan.

Publish Date: 2019/FEB/08

OAA President, Kathleen Kurtin, writes to John Tory, Mayor of the City of Toronto, to express the OAA's concern about the issue of homelessness in the City.

Publish Date: 2020/DEC/21

OAA President, Kathleen Kurtin, writes to Ontario Premier Doug Ford to commend the government on the steps being taken throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and to recommend additional steps.

Publish Date: 2020/MAR/23

OAA President, Kathleen Kurtin, writes to Brian Bigger, Mayor of Sudbury, to express concerns about an RFP for architectural and engineering services that the municipality issued.

Publish Date: 2019/DEC/12

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

OAA President Kathleen Kurtin writes to His Worship, Fred Eisenberger, Mayor of Hamilton, in response to his letter about recommendations the OAA has proposed to reform site plan approval.

Publish Date: 2019/JUN/05