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

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.

Understanding the forces driving the shelter availability issue



PDF: cancea_report_on_housing_affordability.pdf

Publish Date: 2019/MAY/31

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

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.

PDF: oaa_spa_report_-_final.pdf



Publish Date: 2019/MAY/31

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 OAA responds to Ontario's pre-budget consultations with recommendations for the government to adopt Qualifications-Based Selection and reform the Site Plan Approval process. 

Publish Date: 2021/FEB/16

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