Protecting the Public

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OAA's Regulatory Role

The OAA has several objectives arising from its statutory responsibilities under the Architects Act. Learn more here about its role.

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The Architects Act & OAA Bylaws

The OAA is enabled by the Government of Ontario, under provincial statute, to regulate the profession of architecture in the province, with a mandate to protect the public.

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Code of Ethics

The Code of Ethics is an aspirational document against which architects can check themselves in the course of their practice. 

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Act Enforcement

Among its tasks, the OAA ensures projects requiring an architect have one, services are only provided through a CoP, and only those it licenses hold the designation “architect” in Ontario.

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Complaints

As the regulator of the practice of architecture in Ontario, the OAA handles complaints regarding the professional conduct or actions of its members.

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Discipline

The Discipline Committee hears allegations of professional misconduct against OAA members, holders of a Certificate of Practice, or holders of a Temporary Licence.

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Registrar's Investigations

In specific circumstances, the Registrar can initiate an investigation into a member's professional misconduct or incompetence.

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