Important Announcement / 2020 Conference

Important Announcement Regarding the 2020 OAIA Conference Dear OAIA Members and Impact Assessment Community, During this very difficult time of the COVID-19 global pandemic, our hearts go out to everyone in our community as we navigate new challenges, make major adjustments to our lifestyles, and care for the health and well-being of ourselves and of…

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…

2016 Conference

Environmental Assessment: Time to Hit the Reset Button DATE: October 25th – 26th, 2016 LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario OVERVIEW: OAIA 2016 is a conference for industry professionals interested in environmental assessment. For two days in October, a community of smart, talented people come together to share ideas, tell stories and decide whether it’s time to hit the…

2015 Conference

Environmental Assessment: A Critical Tool for Tackling Climate Change DATE: October 21st and 22nd, 2015 LOCATION: Faculty Club – University Of Toronto, 41 Willcocks St, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3 OVERVIEW: Environmental Assessment can be a critical tool in tackling climate change. It can examine how project impacts can affect climate change and how climate change…