Bill 157, Enhancing Access to Justice Act, 2023, is an omnibus bill that contemplates, among many legislative changes, amendments to the Architects Act. The Association has had the opportunity to closely study Schedule 1 of the Bill, and has prepared this briefing note to ensure the provincial government and members of the public have a full understanding about the importance of this legislative change. The OAA strongly urges government to advance Schedule 1 of Bill 157. This will enable the relaunch of the longstanding OAA Technology Program, the licensing of Licensed Technologist members, and the creation of a framework for the regulation of other design professionals.
Briefing Note #1 confirms the OAA's support for Schedule 1 and provides background information, details the current situation, outlines issues and considerations, urges government to swiftly pass the proposed legislation. Briefing Note #2 addresses the difference between the former Licensed Technologist OAA licence and the AATO's Architectural Technologist title.
In addition to reading the briefing notes, you can learn more about the background context by learning about the Court Order from earlier in the year on the OAA Website.
Publish Date: 2024/JAN/16