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…

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…

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,…

2010 Conference

Refocusing Federal Environmental Assessment Policy DATE: October 14th – 15th, 2014 LOCATION: Tabaret Hall – University Of Ottawa OVERVIEW: With the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act undergoing Parliamentary review this year, it is time to take stock, identify what is working well and what needs to be improved in federal environmental practice. At this year’s Annual Conference,…