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, Kathleen Kurtin, writes to John Tory, Mayor of the City of Toronto, to express the OAA's concern about the issue of homelessness in the City.

Publish Date: 2020/DEC/21

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. 

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 City of Toronto Infrastructure and Environment Committee to reaffirm the OAA's position on REimagining Yonge. 

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 President, Kathleen Kurtin, writes to Whitby Town Council to confirm the OAA's support for the Whitby Green Standard. 

Publish Date: 2020/SEP/23

The OAA responded to PSPC’s RFI for Design-Build Standing Offers for Office Fit-up Projects (Solicitation EP008-210016/A).  PSPC was seeking feedback from the industry. The federal department is contemplating the establishment of a design-build standing offers for office fit-up projects in the National Capital Region, with cross-Canada potential.

Publish Date: 2020/JUL/15

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 the Hon. Catherine McKenna, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, to offer recommendations to address the current pandemic and future climate stability.

Publish Date: 2020/APR/22

CDAO Chair, Sandro Perruzza, writes to the Hon. Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance, to call for legislated relief in construction project contracts.

PDF: minister_phillips_-_may_20_2020.pdf

Publish Date: 2020/APR/22

CDAO Chair, Sandro Perruzza, writes to the Hon. Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance, to offer recommendations as part of the province's post COVID-19 economic recovery plan.

Publish Date: 2020/APR/22

CDAO Chair, Sandro Perruzza, writes to the Hon. Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance, the further expand on the previously issued recommendations as part of the province's post COVID-19 economic recovery plan.

PDF: minister_phillips_-_may_20_2020.pdf

Publish Date: 2020/APR/22

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 City of Toronto Mayor, John Tory to present recommendations to support the essential work of architects and city building officials during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Publish Date: 2020/MAR/31

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

The OAA issues recommendations to the Minister that are designed to be easily implemented, yet highly effective at meeting Elliot Lake Commission recommendations and in protecting the public interest.

Publish Date: 2020/FEB/20

OAA President, Kathleen Kurtin, writes to Toronto City Council to express the OAA's position on the provincial government's proposal to modernize delivery of Building Code services.

Publish Date: 2020/JAN/27

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

OAA President, Kathleen Kurtin, writes to City of Toronto staff to respond to the City's consultation on the digital modernization strategy.

Publish Date: 2019/DEC/19

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