Responsibilities are to see that accounting policies and internal controls are established and followed.
In addition, this committee ensures that OAA issues financial statements are balanced and present a reasonable assessment of the association's financial position.
The mandate of the ExAC Committee is to ensure the proper administration of the ExAC throughout Canada as well as the updating of the examination. The ExAC Committee has all authority regarding the content and the administration of the ExAC subject to the Agreement Protocol and to the approved Terms of Reference.
Investigates complaints made by members of the public or members of the Association regarding the conduct or actions of any member of the Association or holder of a Certificate of Practice or a Temporary Licence.
The Complaints Review Councillor (CRC) reviews the procedures used by the Compliants Committee during their investigation of a complaint, however the CRC does not have the authority to review the merits or substance of a case. Upon receipt of the decision of the Complaints Committee an individual may apply to the CRC for a review of the treatment of the complaint.
The Committee Members make up the formal tribunals that hears allegations of professional misconduct against a member of the Association, holder of a Certificate of Practice or a holder of a Temporary Licence. Referral can be made from the Complaints Committee or Council.
Liaison group created to deal with issues of mutual concern and interest between the three parties.
The group works to find common positions or industry standards/practices on certain elements of the design and construction industry.
The mandate of the International Relations Committee is to represent the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities in ongoing, as well as future, discussions and initiatives related to international relations, specifically mutual recognition of certification as well as trade and labour mobility arrangements and agreements with jurisdictions outside of Canada.
Societies are the grass-roots of the OAA. Located in 14 communities across Ontario, societies provide a venue for dialogue between local architects, a support network for professional advice, social interaction among the architectural community and opportunities for leadership, continuing education and community outreach.
The role of the national CACB Standing Committee is to act as a liaison between the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities and the Canadian Architectural Certification Board. The Standing Committee will also ensure that an ongoing relationship between CALA and CCUSA, as the two founding members of the CACB, is maintained and facilitated. The CACB Standing Committee will provide ongoing oversight on behalf of CALA with respect to adherence of the CACB to their bylaws and terms of reference.
Members of Council whose mandate is to confirm that the scholarships and awards held in a trust fund have been dispersed appropriately for the previous year. The trustees also approve procedures for awarding of architectural guild medals for the year.
The Committee coordinates the means in which specific issues and concerns that are political in nature are addressed, i.e. requiring discussion with various levels of governments. It identifies emerging issues in our industry specifically related to the practice of architecture in Ontario and coordinating the advancement of those issues in order that practices have a fair and transparent condition in which to operate. The Committee coordinates existing and future ongoing OAA committees' and sub-committees' work toward achieving maximum effectiveness through the monitoring of priories and inter-communication. It identifies methods of gathering information about issues, advancing concerns, and initiatives to governments and the membership.
This Committee of Council addresses potential complaints where the complainant cannot or will not file a written complaint and determine whether or not there are sufficient grounds for a formal complaint. The Complaint will be dealt with through the OAA Complaints Process.
When the Registrar proposes to refuse an application for licence, certificate of practice or temporary licence; proposes to suspend or revoke a certificate of practice or temporary licence; or, proposes to issue a licence, certificate of practice or temporary licence with terms, conditions and limitations, the applicant may request a hearing before the Registration Committee. The Committee hears the matter and makes a determination as to the proposal by the Registrar.
Established by Council to serve in an advisory role regarding matters of sustainable design and environmental issues as they relate to the design and building industry. The Committee defines, analyzes, reviews and assesses areas which the OAA can focus on in order to demonstrate leadership from the architectural profession on this emerging and important area of practice.