2019 Conference

Transforming & Re-Energizing Ontario: Impact Assessment for a Low Carbon Future DATE: October 29th – 30th, 2019 LOCATION: Faculty Club – University Of Toronto, 41 Willcocks St, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3 OVERVIEW: The Government of Ontario’s A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan commits to addressing climate change and its discussion paper entitled Modernizing Ontario’s environmental assessment program proposes…

Indigenous Voices in Environmental Assessment

Special Session: Indigenous Voices in Environmental AssessmentJune 13, 2019 (5 pm – 8 pm)Member Invite There is increasing imperative to fully involve Indigenous people and respectfully assess impacts on their constitutionally protected Aboriginal and Treaty rights within provincial and federal environmental assessments.  Governments and proponents are challenged to work with Indigenous groups to meet regulatory…

Remembering Lee Doran

Lee Doran, Past President of the OAIA 2001 – 2002 It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our long-time friend and supporter, Lee Doran, on December 20, 2018. From 1970 on, Lee worked as a passionate and dedicated environmental consultant across Canada. During that time he gave expert testimony and advice…

2014 Conference

Collaboration & Innovation in Impact Assessment DATE: October 22nd – 23rd, 2014 LOCATION: Tabaret Hall – University Of Ottawa OVERVIEW: Achieving positive outcomes, focuses on the fundamental changes over the last five years to the ways in which impact assessment is carried out, the role these changes are playing in decision-making and how we can still…

2013 Conference

Impact Assessment: Strong Science, Wise Decisions, Healthy Ecosystems DATE: October 23rd – 24th, 2013 LOCATION: Ontario Science Centre, Toronto OVERVIEW: This year’s conference Impact Assessment: Strong Science, Wise Decisions, Healthy Ecosystems is focused on the role of science in environmental assessment. Through debate, panel presentations and case studies from a diverse and experienced group of experts…

2011 Conference

Making the Most of Ontario’s Environmental Assessment Process DATE: October 26th – 27th, 2011 LOCATION: Ontario Science Centre, Toronto OVERVIEW: Ontario’s economy and population are projected to continue growing strongly over the next two decades. This growth, along with climate change, will place increasing pressures on water and air quality as well as natural heritage resources,…