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Apr
25

OPPI Province-wide On-line Book Club

Start/End Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021 12:00 AM - Sunday, July 4, 2021 12:00 AM
District: Lakeland District

Online

Thanks to everyone that participated in the survey for choosing the next book. Based on the survey results our next read will be Soft City: Building Density for Everyday Life by David Sim.

 

A "soft city" is a human-centered city — one that adapts to the needs of its residents and visitors to accommodate the pleasures of everyday life. "Soft City is an engaging and visually interesting book for those interested in creating a more human urban landscape. Sim provides a passionate and updated appeal for a messier, more complex, and more human urban experience."

 

This book is available in physical copy or e-reader formats. We will start this next book in the final week of April 2021. We hope that you will read along with us on our week-by-week schedule.  If you’ve already read this book, please feel free to join in the weekly discussions with us.

 

Based on the results from the last survey, this edition of the book club will be available on OPPI’s PlannersConnect  platform as well as on our previous home at Linked In. Join us in discussion on the platform of your choosing.

 

We also hope to run a wrap-up Zoom discussion at the end of the read.

 

We look forward to the coming read and some great discussions.

May
10

Project Management for Planners - Spring 2021 - SOLD OUT - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Start/End Date: Monday, May 10, 2021 11:00 AM - Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:00 AM
District: Ontario

Join us for this online course that will help you understand the importance of effective project management in ensuring the success of your project. You will come away with the basic knowledge and skills in managing various sized projects in all areas of urban and rural community development, urban design, environment, transportation, health and social services, housing and economic development. 

 

At the end of this course you will be able to:

 

• Identify the importance of having project planning skills

• Identify and define various project management related terms

• Brainstorm the requirements for a project plan

• Identify project risks

• Use project management templates and tools

 

This course involves three virtual sessions ranging in length from 60-90 minutes.

May, Monday 10 (11:00-12:00)

May, Wednesday 12 (9:30-11:00)

May, Wednesday 19 (9:30-11:00)

The link to connect your sessions will be emailed to you on May, Monday 3 at noon. Please, check your junk folder if you do not see it in your Inbox.

 

OPPI wants you to go green! 

Please note that OPPI does not provide printed resources for course registrants.

 

Course Instructor


Brodie is a facilitator and certified training practitioner with a passion for workplace performance and project management. He has more than a decade of experience within the financial services industry, having worked increasingly senior roles within retail, call centre, IT and HR environments.  He now focuses his energy helping a wide range of industries and government bodies prioritize and execute their project objectives through instructor-led training solutions, specializing in project management and workplace communication.

May
20

SWD: Panel Discussion: A Smooth Condominium Registration Process SOUTHWEST DISTRICT – OPPI

Start/End Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:00 PM - Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:30 PM
District: Southwest District

Virtual Event – Details to access the session will be emailed on Wednesday 19 at noon. Please, check your junk folder if you do not see the email on your Inbox.

 

Join our panel discussion on how the condominium registration process works, how to create a successful project team, and ways to ensure the condominium registration process is as efficient as possible for developers, consultants, and municipalities alike.  

We will be joined by a panel of four experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds that will provide their insights into the various elements of condominium approval and registration and their recommendations for those in the planning field.  The panelists include:

  • Craig Dumart, City of Kitchener
  • Larry Kotseff, Larry Kotseff & Associates
  • Nick Slot, Wilson Blanchard Management
  • Rob Mullin, SV Law

 

The panel discussion will be guided by questions raised by the OPPI Southwest Committee members, as well as questions submitted by registrants. We encourage you to submit your specific questions when you register using the online registration process.

To ensure we have time to review all questions, please provide your questions no later than Friday, May 14, 2021

 

Registration closes on Friday, May 14, 2021 (4:00 pm). Space is limited and registration will be closed when capacity is reached. All members who register will be invoiced should they not attend.

May
20

Forum Friday: Amplifying more voices in planning

Start/End Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:30 PM - Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:30 PM
District: Ontario

Online session

The information to access the webinar will be sent on Wednesday 19 at noon. If you do not see the email on your "inbox", please check your "junk" folder.

The Panel discussion will explore the topics of engagement and equity with a focus on highlighting opportunities to improve the way we engage with those that we typically do not hear from. It will look to challenge our traditional consultation requirements by exploring the engagement experiences and practices from representatives of OPPI’s Indigenous Perspectives Advisory Committee and the Anti-Black Racism Taskforce (ABRP TF). It will aim to inspire our engagement practices by learning from those who are trained and professionally practicing as engagement specialists with an equity focus and lens applied. Our intent is to provide planners with a “call to action” to think about and apply best practices with the intent of creating space for inclusive engagement practices within the planning profession.

 

Speakers

Jamilla Mohamud

Danny Roy, BA, M.Arch, MRAIC, MCIP, RPP

Justin Jones

 

Registration will close on Wednesday 19 at noon.

May
25

Applied Project Management for Planners - Spring 2021

Start/End Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 11:00 AM - Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:00 AM
District: Ontario

Join us for this online course and learn to apply key concepts of project management in a variety of hands-on group activities with a real-world scenario. It is important to note that this course is a continuation of Project Management for Planners course. It is not a more advanced course on project management.

 

At the end of this course you will be able to:

 

• Identify the key concepts of project planning

• Create a project charter

• Relate specific concepts required for development a project plan

• Determine project risks and possible management techniques

• Use a variety of project management templates and tools

 

Although previous participation in the Project Management for Planners course is encouraged, it is not a prerequisite.  

 

This course involves three virtual sessions ranging in length from 60-90 minutes.

 

May, Tuesday 25 (11:00-12:00)

May, Thursday 27 (9:30-11:00)

June, Thursday 3 (9:30-11:00)

The link to connect to your sessions will be emailed to you on May, Monday 17. Please, check your junk folder if you do not see it in your Inbox.

 

OPPI wants you to go green! 

Please note that OPPI does not provide printed resources for course registrants.

 

Course Instructor

Brodie is a facilitator and certified training practitioner with a passion for workplace performance and project management. He has more than a decade of experience within the financial services industry, having worked increasingly senior roles within retail, call centre, IT and HR environments.  He now focuses his energy helping a wide range of industries and government bodies prioritize and execute their project objectives through instructor-led training solutions, specializing in project management and workplace communication.

Jun
02

Urban Leadership Exchange

Start/End Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 12:00 AM - Thursday, June 3, 2021 3:00 AM
District: Ontario

This event will be held online

ULX is a certificate of completion offered by the IMIx Executive Program in collaboration with the Master of Urban Innovation program at the University of Toronto Mississauga’s Institute for Management & Innovation.

Led by distinguished University of Toronto faculty, the two half-day program brings together leading researchers and practitioners to help participants promote positive economic and social change through urban innovation.

Each ULX session pairs a U of T faculty member with a thought leader to explore urban innovation through one of three lenses: cities as centres of the innovation economy, as sites of technological innovation, or as sources of policy innovation.

Confirmed speakers include:
Navneet Alang, Technology Columnist, Toronto Star
Shauna Brail, Associate Professor and Senior Associate, Innovation Policy Lab
Marcy Burchfield, VP, Economic Blueprint Institute, Toronto Region Board of Trade
Carmen Douville, Director, Ecosystem Development, MaRS Discovery District
Gabriel Eidelman, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and Director, Urban Policy Lab
Jennifer Smith, Manager, Corporate & Community Strategic Initiatives, City of Guelph
Tara Vinodrai, Associate Professor and Director, Master of Urban Innovation program
David Wolfe, Professor and Co-director, Innovation Policy Lab

For more information and to register, please visit our website at https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/mui/urban-leadership-exchange

Jun
08

2021 OACA Virtual Conference

Start/End Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:30 AM - Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:00 PM
District: Ontario

This year our conference will be hosted on the virtual platform, Swapcard. The conference site will open on May 25 and you will receive an email at that time from noreply@swapcard.com with your log in details.
Once you activate your account you can check the program agenda and register for the sessions you are interested in. On the day of the conference, you can interact with other attendees by arranging meetings, participating in chats, and connecting via 1:1 video calls. We are so excited for you to experience the reach and excitement of virtual conferencing.

Tuesday June 8 - Virtual attendees will enjoy a full day of educational workshops and networking. The user-friendly conference platform will allow delegates to join sessions with ease and explore our virtual

networking rooms. Similar to our in-person events, delegates will have an opportunity to attend the workshops of their choice and there will be opportunities during breaks to get up, stretch and join your counterparts for a virtual coffee and lunch!

Wednesday June 9 - OACA’s Annual General Meeting will take place between 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. At this meeting, OACA members will receive an update from the Board, including an introduction to the 2021 – 2022 Board of Directors. We will also conduct the business of the Association, including the approval of the 2019 AGM Minutes and the 2020 – 2021 Annual Report. This session will also host a Q & A session.

A link to vote on the approval of minutes and other business will be provided to full members of the Association prior to the meeting.

Registration

Online registration will open March 15, 2021. Please visit www.oaca.info to register. Conference Registration will close on June 4, 2021.
To take advantage of reduced member rates, please login to the website prior to registering for the event and use the coupon code provided (visible under “My Profile”).

Member Rate: $250.00
Non Member Rate: $375.00

Refunds
Refunds requested on or before June 4, 2021 will be processed (subject to administrative fee of $25.00).
Refunds are not available after June 4, 2021.

Digital Workshop Materials
Digital workshop materials will be available to delegates on the Swapcard platform and will be visible once logged in.

Jun
15

AM202: Managing Assets for a Sustainable Future in our Changing Climate

Start/End Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:00 AM - Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:30 PM
District: Ontario

Online

Municipalities are growing concerned about the enormous impact of climate change. There are many questions to consider—like, how does climate change affect the delivery of essential services to the public? And what climate change factors should we consider in asset management planning?
Join this highly interactive session which uses group breakout activities and case study examples to engage municipal participants from a variety of professional backgrounds in an exploration of how to consider climate change, climate risk and vulnerability of assets in their asset management planning.


Virtual workshop session dates:
June 15-16, 2021
9am-12:30pm (EST)

Cost: $130+HST per person

https://ospe.on.ca/asset-management/

Jun
15

Grey to Green Virtual 2021

Start/End Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:00 AM - Wednesday, June 16, 2021 5:00 PM
District: Ontario

The event will be hosted in an online platform will call-in details shared prior to the event.

The Grey to Green Virtual conference explores the opportunity to shift investment to green infrastructure as cities build back from the COVID-19 pandemic. The event brings together those who are interested in reimagining our communities as places where health and well-being are at the forefront of design, planning and investment. The goal of Grey to Green is to help inform the current policy debate by making the case for a rapid and significant increase in green infrastructure investment in our COVID-19 recovery.

Grey to Green hosts over 30 speaker presentations including several panels namely: Re-imagining Tomorrow: Building Pathways for Green Infrastructure, De-mystifying the Blue-Green Roof: Benefits and Challenges to Innovate Water Management and Cutting the municipal red tape: How to actually deliver innovative green infrastructure within a regulatory and administrative municipal framework. These panels provide an opportunity for collaboration around the most pressing Green Infrastructure needs, and we would like to invite you to the discussion! OPPI members are eligible for GRHC member pricing of $199 for the full conference program! Use the code OPPIMember at checkout to take advantage of this price!

https://greytogreenconference.org/

Jul
27

AM202: Managing Assets for a Sustainable Future in our Changing Climate

Start/End Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 9:00 AM - Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:30 PM
District: Ontario

Online

Municipalities are growing concerned about the enormous impact of climate change. There are many questions to consider—like, how does climate change affect the delivery of essential services to the public? And what climate change factors should we consider in asset management planning?
Join this highly interactive session which uses group breakout activities and case study examples to engage municipal participants from a variety of professional backgrounds in an exploration of how to consider climate change, climate risk and vulnerability of assets in their asset management planning.


Virtual workshop session dates:
June 27-28, 2021
9am-12:30pm (EST)

Cost: $130+HST per person

https://ospe.on.ca/asset-management/




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