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Sunday, February 25, 2018 to Friday, August 31, 2018

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Public Health and Planning 101: An Online Course for Public Health and Planning Professionals to Create Healthier Built Environment

Start/End Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 12:00 AM - Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:00 AM
District: Ontario

This free online course can be taken anytime and you can go through it at your own pace. The course format consists of short videos, exercises, interactive activities, supporting resources, self-assessments and takes approximately four hours to complete. 


The Ontario Public Health Association, OPPI and the Public Health Agency of Canada, have launched of a new online training program entitled, Public Health and Planning 101: An Online Course for Public Health and Planning Professionals to Create Healthier Built Environment. Developed by volunteers and staff and inspired by research and user feedback, this introductory level course is designed to bridge the gaps between both professions, as well as provide greater opportunities for developing collaborative partnerships to help create and foster healthy built environments.

This free online course can be taken anytime and you can go through it at your own pace. The course format consists of short videos, exercises, interactive activities, supporting resources, self-assessments and takes approximately four hours to complete.

For more information and to register, please visit OPHA  or contact info@opha.on.ca


TD Winter 2018 Planners' Book Club

Start/End Date: Sunday, January 28, 2018 12:00 AM - Saturday, March 31, 2018 12:00 AM
District: Toronto District


In-person meet up at a time and location to be determined by the group.


The Toronto District Committee is organizing a book club! The purpose of the club is to read planning-related literature and generate discussion on emerging themes in planning. For the third installment of the book club, we will be reading Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson. This thrilling novel is set at the time of the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. The book follows Daniel Burham, one of the forefathers of modern urban planning, and H.H. Holmes, a serial killer masquerading as a charming doctor. We will aim to read approximately 40 pages per week, for 10 weeks.


The Toronto District Leadership Team will send out bi-weekly reading reminders to stimulate an online discussion via Google Group, and all participants can share their thoughts, musings, and related content on the group page. At the end of the 10 weeks (late March) we will hold an in-person book salon in Toronto with a date and location TBD.


The book is available from Indigo, Amazon, or your local library. Indigo is currently selling the paperback for $17.41. See:https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-devil-in-the-white/9780375725609-item.html 


Planners from outside of Toronto are also invited to join and read along!

OPPI members may claim Continuous Professional Learning units according to the CPL Program Guide.


TD OPPI Toronto District Student Networking - 'My Apartment' SOLD OUT

Start/End Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 6:00 PM - Tuesday, February 27, 2018 8:30 PM
District: Toronto District

Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Location: Betty’s on King
(240 King Street East – Upstairs in the ‘Apartment’)
Registration: 6:00 – 6:30 pm
Speaker: 6:30 – 7:30/8:00 pm
Networking: 8:00 pm onwards
Drinks: Extra (on you)


We are excited to announce that the first event of the series will be held on Tuesday, February 27th at Betty’s on King. Meghan Bratt, MCIP, RPP will kick-off the series as the first speaker. Meghan is the current Toronto District OPPI District Chair, and has experience working in both the private (consulting) and public sectors. Her career has focused on environmental planning, transportation / transit planning and developing comprehensive, inclusive engagement programs. If these career areas interest - you should attend this event!

Meghan is excited to share stories about her career path and work experience with current planning students.

Feel free to submit your questions in advance at oppi.todistrict@gmail.com to help guide the discussion.

Space is limited so be sure to RSVP.


Eastern District Book Club Event

Start/End Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 7:00 PM - Wednesday, February 28, 2018 8:00 PM
District: Eastern District

Fox & Feather Pub and Grill (downstairs back dining area)
283 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario


Join us at the Fox & Feather Pub and Grill on Elgin on Wednesday, February 28th for our next Eastern District Book Club meeting.

At this meeting, we will discuss David A. Wolfe’s Innovating in Urban Economies: Economic Transformation in Canadian City-Regions.

About Innovating in Urban Economies:
“In a globalizing, knowledge-based economy, innovation and creative capacity lead to economic prosperity. Starting in 2006, the Innovation Systems Research Network began a six year-long study on how city-regions in Canada were surviving and thriving in a globalized world. That study resulted in the ‘Innovation, Creativity, and Governance in Canadian City-Regions’ series, which examines the impact of innovation, talent, and institutions on sixteen city-regions across Canada. This volume explores how the social dynamics that influence innovation and knowledge flows in Canadian city-regions contribute to transformation and long-term growth.”

About the Book Club:
Book club meetings will be held in Ottawa on the third or fourth Wednesday of each month, and will run for one hour. Meeting locations will vary. Please stay tuned to the OPPI Event’s page for monthly meeting details.

For more information or to join the book club, stay tuned to the OPPI Events page or email ED.planningbookclub@gmail.com


OTC Transportation Modelling Symposium

Start/End Date: Friday, March 2, 2018 9:00 AM - Friday, March 2, 2018 3:30 PM
District: Ontario

5110 Creekbank Rd.
Mississauga, ON


The OTC is holding its 1st Transportation Modelling Symposium, featuring speakers presenting traffic and transportation topics covering macro, meso, and microsimulation traffic modelling analysis applications.

Each session is intended to provide examples of transportation modelling analysis applications used in recent projects, with discussion of the level of modelling analysis, an explanation of why the modelling application level was appropriate to be applied, the desired information that was being sought, technical requirements and challenges, how the results were used to make project decisions and recommendations, and how that information was presented to senior management, non-technical decision makers, and the general public.

The overall symposium objective is to broaden understanding of the application and use of traffic analysis using macro, meso, and microsimulation modelling for both practitioners and non-practitioners, the information that it can provide, and the role it plays in project study outcomes. The symposium would be of interest to managers, engineers, planners, and senior staff who undertake or are presented with the outputs and results of this work to make informed decisions.

To register visit www.otc.org/events/


City Building Expo 2018

Start/End Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018 9:00 AM - Sunday, March 4, 2018 5:00 PM
District: Toronto District

Saturday at Ryerson University - Sears Atrium

Sunday at University of Toronto - One Spadina Crescent


CBXP is an OPPI Toronto District Partnership Event bringing together practicing and future City Builders to engage with each other in a collaborative setting amongst peers from many diverse backgrounds such as Architects, Planners, Engineers, Urban Designers, Landscape Architects, Land Economists and Policy Makers.

The event is to be hosted by the Ryerson University School of Urban & Regional Planning and Department of Architectural Sciences, as well as the University Of Toronto Daniels School Of Architecture. The expo will feature a variety of informative panel discussions on topics in relation to 'Interconnected Cities'.

Also part of the City Building Expo are walking tours that investigate emerging initiatives being undertaken in the core of Canada's largest city, design workshops that enable participants to provide their expertise in solving a real-world design/policy related issue and also various keynote presentations.

Day 1 will be keynoted by Gil Penalosa, Founder and Chair of 8 80 Cities, World Urban Parks Chair & Former Bogota Commissioner of Parks. During his tenure, Gil successfully led the design and development of hundreds of parks including Simon Bolivar, a 113 hectare park in the heart of the city. Gil's team also led the "new Ciclovia"/ Open Streets - a program that sees over 1.5 million people walk, run, skate and bike along 121 kilometers / 76 miles of Bogotá's city streets every Sunday, and today is internationally recognized and emulated.

Day 2 will be keynoted by Fadi Masoud, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism at the Daniels Faculty where his current work focuses on establishing relationships between large-scale dynamic environmental systems, design, and the instrumentality of planning frameworks, policies, and codes. Masoud practiced as a landscape architect and a planner at several leading firms in Canada and the United States including West8, HOK, and NAK.

Please use the eventbrite link to register - https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/city-building-expo-18-tickets-42448179648


Lakeland District - 2nd Annual International Women's Day Event

Start/End Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018 5:00 PM - Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:00 PM
District: Lakeland District

J'adore Cheese and Chocolate / The Speakcheasy
123 Dunlop Street East
Barrie, ON


2nd Annual International Women's Day Event


The Development Industry from a woman's perspective.

Panel Discussion with:

Karen Hansen, Owner, Pratt Homes
Nina Bifolchi, Deputy Mayor, Town of Wasaga Beach
Andrea Bourrie, RPP, Director of Planning and Building Services, City of Barrie


Cheese & Chocolate Fondue & Cheese Platters
Cash Bar
$45.00 ($39.85 plus HST)
Register before February 28, 2018


ED Kingston Social at Tango Nuevo

Start/End Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 4:30 PM - Tuesday, March 13, 2018 6:30 PM
District: Eastern District

Tango Nuevo Tapas & Wine
331 King Street East
Kingston, ON


Join us for our the Eastern District's Spring Social at Kingston's Tango Nuevo. Stop in for tapas and mingle with colleagues and new contacts. Students and working professionals welcome. There will be a cash bar available.


LandPRO Conference 2018

Start/End Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 8:30 AM - Wednesday, March 28, 2018 4:30 PM
District: Ontario

Paramount Conference Centre
222 Rowntree Dairy Road
Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 9T2


Join over 700 Ontario land professionals at LandPRO 2018 - Ontario's premier "how-to" education conference for the land and development industry.

This year we have increased our planning focus and are featuring:

Adam Brown, Planning Lawyer
"Do the proposed changes to the planning act create a “New World” for planning? What do these changes mean for OMB appeals?"

Municipal Planning Panel: Key Issues for 2018
• Land supply issues and municipal comprehensive review.
• Infrastructure challenges.
• Staff resources.
• Conservation and jurisdiction
• Changes to the planning act / Phasing out the OMB.
• Intensification

• Leona Savoie - Vice President, Hullmark Developments (moderator)
• Mary Lou Tanner, RPP - Chief Planner, City of Burlington
• Ed Sajecki, RPP - Planning Commissioner, City of Mississauga (until 1/2018)
• Rob Elliott, RPP - Commissioner, Planning and Development Services, City of Brampton
• Kathy Suggitt, RPP- Manager of Policy Planning, County of Simcoe
• John MacKenzie, RPP - CEO of TRCA and former Planning Commissioner, City of Vaughan

Full conference program and details at www.landproconference.com/

In Person Attendance: $299 ($269 until Dec 31st 2017)
Webcast attendance: $249 ($229 until Dec 31 2017)

Register at www.landproconference.com/



2018 Farmland Forum

Start/End Date: Thursday, April 5, 2018 8:30 AM - Thursday, April 5, 2018 4:00 PM
District: Ontario

Wellington and District Community Centre (Prince Edward County)
111 Belleville Street, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0

Join OFT for the 14th annual Farmland Forum - a day of sharing, networking, and exploring policy innovation and land use planning that contributes towards farmland viability in Ontario.

This year's topics and presentations include:
- Supporting farmland protection and viability through the Agricultural Land Reserve.
– Planning strategies and tools to preserve and support the agri-food industry in Ontario
– Farmland viability and land use planning policy in Ontario
– Success stories from the field – how planning has positively influenced Prince Edward County agricultural businesses

Register here: 2/https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/ontario-farmland-trust/events/2018-farmland-forum-2/

Registration fees:
Early Bird - $125 (by March 15th)
Farmer Rate - $100 (with OFA, CFFO, NFU card)
Student Rate - $60 (with valid student card)
Regular Rate - $140 (after March 15th)

Cancellation Policy for OPPI Events

  • Full refund: requires a minimum of one month's notice
  • 75% refund: requires 2-4 weeks' notice
  • No refund: if less than 2 weeks' notice

Cancellation Policy for Partnered Events

  • Please contact the partnered organization directly