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Council Overview

The OAA is governed by a Council of 15 Architects elected by the membership, and up to five members of the public appointed by the Province of Ontario.
Council sets policy direction for the Association. Its work is assisted by more than 300 volunteers working on numerous committees, task groups and 14 Local Architectural Societies throughout Ontario, as well as by an Association staff of 32.

2024 OAA Council: L to R: Thomas Yeung, Kristiana Schuhmann, Anna Richter, Loloa Alkasawat, Christina Karney, J. William Birdsell, Michelle Longlade, Edward (Ted) K. Watson, Settimo Vilardi, Ted Wilson, Kimberly Fawcett-Smith, Natasha Krickhan, Elaine Mintz, Lara McKendrick, Susan Speigel, Jim Butticci and Marek Zawadzki  Absent: Greg Redden & Jenny Lafrance  

Key Dates

 2024 Meetings: January 18,  March 7, April 11, May 21, June 20, September 19, and December 6

Meetings are currently being held in a hybrid format, with Councillors attending in-person at the OAA Headquarters or through Zoom.
OAA members or the public may attend the open portion of Council meetings virtually--contact the Association's Tina Carfa in advance of a meeting for more information. (See below for agendas and meeting packages.) 

The 2023 Annual General Meeting was held as a virtual event on May 3. The AGM can be viewed on the OAA’s YouTube channel.

Contact information

Tina Carfa
Executive Assistant, Executive Services
t: 416.449.6898 Ext. 214

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Events Calendar

Check out our events calendar for a wide array of online and in-person events. Also submit an event using our new online form.

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BLOAAG - Queen's Park Picks

Check out our  2023 Queen’s Park Picks program—a collaboration with Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) across the province who share a passion for our built environment in all its many forms.

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OAA Contract Suite

Did you know the OAA offers free contracts for its members and the general public? These downloadable standardized contracts make it easier for all to enter into fair, balanced business relationships.