2022 Conference

Back to Basics: Creating Value through Environmental Assessment DATE: October 19th – 21st, 2022 LOCATION: York University, Convention Centre, 2nd floor at the Second Student Centre OVERVIEW: This year’s conference theme explores the value and importance of impact assessment in Ontario by exploring the fundamentals of good impact assessment practice. A diversity of perspectives, case studies…

2022 Webinars

OAIA 2022 Webinar Series The Ontario Association for Impact Assessment (OAIA) offers two virtual webinars to facilitate discussion about current topics in impact assessment and engage with both our regular and student members. Summer Webinar: COVID-19 & Impact Assessment: A Case Study from the Ring of FireJuly 18, 2022 at 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm…

2021 Conference

Common Goal, Uncommon Pathways DATE: October 20th – 21st, 2021 LOCATION: Virtually Hosted OVERVIEW: The goal of Ontario’s Environmental Assessment Act is the “betterment of the people of the whole or any part of Ontario by providing for the protection, conservation and wise management in Ontario of the environment”. This is a goal that many Ontarians…

2021 Webinars

OAIA 2021 Webinar Series During 2021, restrictions due to COVID-19 continue to affect programming at the Ontario Association for Impact Assessment (OAIA). OAIA offers two virtual webinars to facilitate discussion about current topics in impact assessment and engage with both our regular and student members. These include: a Winter Webinar focusing on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples…

2020 Conference & Webinars

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…

2018 Conference

Planning & Protecting Water Resources: Emerging Issues, Approaches and Technologies DATE: October 17th – 18th, 2018 LOCATION: Bay Adelaide Centre, 34th Floor, East Tower 22, 22 Adelaide Street West, Toronto OVERVIEW: Water is an essential component of our life, well-being and economy. Water is the focus of many environmental assessments (EAs): either as a water resource-related project…