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, Susan Speigel, writes to the Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, in response to the consultation on changes to Minister's zoning orders and the Planning Act.

Publish Date: 2021/APR/06

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, 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, 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 Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism, and Culture Industries to respond to Reconnecting Ontarians: Re-emerging as a Global Leader. 

Publish Date: 2021/JAN/28

OAA Policy and Government Relations staff report on the activities of this service area, as well as updates from PACT and SBEC. 



Publish Date: 2021/JAN/20

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, 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. 

To read the response, click here.


Publish Date: 2020/DEC/09

The OAA has reviewed the 2020 provincial budget and prepared a high-level overview of some issues that may be of interest to the membership.

Publish Date: 2020/DEC/01

OAA President, Kathleen Kurtin, writes to the Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, regarding the Reconciliation Agreement on Construction Codes under the CFTA.

Publish Date: 2020/NOV/23

OAA writes to the Honourable Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care, sharing that the architectural profession has an interest in contributing to the independent commission.

 

Publish Date: 2020/JUN/01

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 Associate Minister of Small Business & Red Tape Reduction 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 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 the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs to respond to the province's 2020 pre-budget consultation.

Publish Date: 2020/JAN/24

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 along with the other funding partners meet with the Minister to introduce the research project and get tentative commitment for a follow-up meeting sharing the results.

Publish Date: 2019/MAY/31

The OAA, accompanied by the other funding partners, meets with Minister Ballard and his staff to give a briefing on the soon-to-be-released Housing Affordability report.

Publish Date: 2019/MAY/31

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 respond to the provincial consultation on Bill 108.

Publish Date: 2019/MAY/31

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