OAA President Toon Dreessen issues an open letter supporting the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) position on paid internships, underscoring the value of intern architects.
Publish Date: 2019/MAY/31
Cancea's final report on the housing affordability study commissioned by the OAA and other funders. The report takes a systems approach to understanding housing affordability crisis.
Publish Date: 2019/FEB/27
OAA President John K. Stephenson writes to Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) Regional Director General Sandra Young to encourage PSPC to go ahead with their QBS pilot project.
Publish Date: 2018/DEC/12
Following joint interest from the OAA and PSPC in expanding the QBS pilot, the OAA participates in a meeting with PSPC Ontario Region to discuss the benefits of QBS and possible next steps.
Publish Date: 2019/JAN/17
Publish Date: 2019/OCT/21
The OAA meets with the Assistant Deputy Minister of Supply Chain Ontario to discuss QBS and the Broader Public Service (BPS) Procurement Directive. The ADM agrees QBS is compatible with the Directive.
Publish Date: 2019/JAN/18
Publish Date: 2019/DEC/12
OAA President Kathleen Kurtin writes to the Honourable Michael Tibollo to highlight the importance of architecture in the tourism industry.
Publish Date: 2019/FEB/06
Publish Date: 2019/JUN/05
OAA Immediate Past President John K. Stephenson writes to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs to discuss Site Plan Approval and Quality-Based Selection.
Publish Date: 2019/JAN/29
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 Ontario Professional Planners Institute President, Jason Ferrigan, to discuss Bill 70, Registered Professional Planners Act.
Publish Date: 2019/MAR/20
OAA President Kathleen Kurtin writes to the Honourable Vic Fedeli, Minister of Finance to discuss Quality-Based Selection and Site Plan Approval Reform.
Publish Date: 2019/FEB/07
Publish Date: 2020/MAR/23
OAA President John K. Stephenson writes to the Honourable Todd Smith, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade to discuss Bill 66: Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act.
A Review of the Site Plan Approval Process (commissioned by OAA) is released in the days leading up to the SPA Symposium, generating significant coverage across mainstream & industry-specific media.
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
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
Shift 2021 Resiliency Architecture Challenge
The theme for the second 2021 SHIFT Challenge is Resiliency/Architecture.
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