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 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. 

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 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

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