Sponsorship & Advertising

The OAA offers certain marketing opportunities to better reach Ontario architects. Review the possibilities below to better assess which best align with your aims.

Please note that the biweekly e-newsletter, OAA News, and email communications are for Association information only. Advertising opportunities are not available for these vehicles.

Public Awareness Sponsorships

Every year, the OAA receives a number of requests for financial support and/or sponsorship not only from members and those with status in the Association, but also from outside organizations, associations, companies, and individuals. OAA Council sets aside a budget for such opportunities each year in its Public Awareness Sponsorship program; the funding is given to carry out projects or events that fulfil the mandate to promote Ontario architecture to the public.

Interested applicants should contact Erik Missio, Communications Manager, at erikm@oaa.on.ca to request a form that will be distributed to members of the Communications Committee. Any requests over $10,000 require OAA Council approval based on a recommendation from the Communications Committee. Please note there are two separate deadlines for any sponsorship submissions.

Deadline 1: Monday, January 25, 2021

The OAA Communications Committee reviews and approves of funding requests at its March meeting. In most cases, decisions are communicated to applicants in late March, with funding issued shortly thereafter for successful applicants.

Deadline 2: Monday, July 26, 2021

The OAA Communications Committee reviews and approves of funding requests at its August meeting. In most cases, decisions are communicated to applicants in late August, with funding issued shortly thereafter for successful applicants.


There are numerous sponsorship opportunities available for the annual OAA Conference held in May each year. This is a chance to support the profession and take advantage of exclusive high-profile, face-to-face interaction with members during the days of the event. It is held in Toronto on "even" years (2022, 2024, 2026) and in other locations on “odd” years (2021, 2023, 2025).

For 2021, the Conference will be held as a digital event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A Conference Week is scheduled for May, with other separate virtual events planned throughout the year. More information will be coming soon.

Event Listing

If you have an event that you would like to advertise to architects and is related to the business or practice architecture, please send your event information to Tamara King, Administrator, Website & Communications, at tamarak@oaa.on.ca.

Please provide the pertinent information (title, date, time, location, description, benefit, cost, host, sponsors) as well as a link, or contact, for more information. Examples of events include: tradeshows, conferences, lectures, exhibitions, book/film launches, and tours. The OAA will assess the information submitted; postings are accepted at the discretion of the Association.

ConEd Opportunities

While the Ontario Association of Architects does not endorse or accredit Continuing Education (ConEd) providers, it offers website posting opportunities for educational programs/events on the ConEd Opportunities page. If your organization is offering learning opportunities related to the business or practice of architecture and you would like to promote it to members and others with OAA status, this is an excellent opportunity to spread the word. See the links below for more information.

ConEd Program Opportunities Posting Guidelines.pdf

Education Providers

Job Signs

Job Signs are a great way to increase your practice's visibility. Proudly identify yourself as part of the profession and help to increase awareness of architects and architecture within your community.


Signs can be ordered mounted (on sintra: high density plastic backing) or unmounted. Consider a broader use for unmounted signs (peel and stick laminated output): apply directly to windows, hoarding, or your own choice of backing.

You have the option to order a custom size sign to meet your specific needs. Consider using the available space to promote your services or expertise.

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