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.


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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

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

OAA President, Kathleen Kurtin, writes to the Hon. Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, to assert that infection control measures should be considered in the design of long-term care facilities. 

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Publish Date: 2020/DEC/09

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

The OAA writes to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the Attorney General to oppose MMAH's proposed changes to the practice of architecture.

Publish Date: 2019/NOV/25

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

Publish Date: 2019/FEB/08

The OAA issues recommendations to the Minister that are designed to be easily implemented, yet highly effective at meeting Elliot Lake Commission recommendations and in protecting the public interest.

Publish Date: 2020/FEB/20

OAA President Kathleen Kurtin writes to Ontario Chief Building Officials and Directors of Planning affirming that architectural designs accompanying applications for site plan approval must be prepared by an architect.

Publish Date: 2019/MAY/09

OAA President Kathleen Kurtin writes to the Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to discuss the OAA's recent roundtable on design and the site plan approval process.

Publish Date: 2019/MAY/24

The Hon. Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, responds to the OAA President’s letter asserting infection control measures should be considered in the design of long-term care facilities.  

 

Publish Date: 2021/JAN/19

OAA President, Susan Speigel, writes to the Hon. Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, to express concerns about a recent letter that OPPI issued to the Minister. 

Publish Date: 2021/FEB/09

OAA President, Susan Speigel, writes to the Hon. Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, to express the urgent need for changes to congregate living facilities to protect the province's most vulnerable population - the elderly.

Publish Date: 2021/FEB/11

OAA President Kathleen Kurtin writes to the Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to discuss the OAA's recommended changes to the Site Plan Approval process.

Publish Date: 2019/MAR/12

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