OPPI By-Law Update

OPPI is seeking an update to its By-Law, specifically to its complaints and discipline process. An updated process allows OPPI to set a framework that enhances and improves the effectiveness of the current practice.

Currently, OPPI has a single Discipline Committee which receives, investigates, and (in rare cases) holds formal hearings regarding complaints. With an updated By-Law, OPPI will become like other professional regulators, and have two separate committees – a Complaints Committee to screen and handle complaints, and decide whether they should be referred to the Discipline Committee that may hold a formal hearing and render a decision.

Each group will be made up of RPPs and public members to ensure decisions continue to be made in the public interest and in the interest of the planning profession.

OPPI is pursuing updates to its by-law that will:
  • Enhance our Complaints and Discipline process by splitting them into separate committees and aligning them with the current practices of other regulated professions
  • Clarify OPPI’s ability to initiate a complaint
  • Allow OPPI to take on the responsibility for any complaint, not the person submitting a complaint
  • Improve transparency by making decisions and information public

OPPI has developed an FAQ to answer questions about the proposed By-Law update. Any further questions should be directed to standards@ontarioplanners.ca

Voting Information

Full, Retired and Practicing Candidate Members received an electronic ballot and are eligible to vote on the proposed By-Law changes. Voting on the proposed amendments to OPPI’s By-Law began on Thursday, September 6, 2018 and will close on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. The results will be announced at OPPI’s AGM on October 11, 2018.

The electronic ballot and log in information will be sent from a third-party vendor, Simply Voting. Please ensure you add Simply Voting to your safe sender list. If you have not received your electronic ballot, please check your junk email or spam folder or contact Simply Voting at vote@simplyvoting.com. The electronic ballot will be sent to the email address listed in members’ profiles.

Proposed By-Law Changes

To view the proposed by-law changes, please visit our By-Law webpage. Members interested in only viewing changes to the Complaints and Discipline process should refer to Sections 5 and 6, and Appendix II. 

Frequently Asked Questions

OPPI is seeking to update its complaints and discipline process through its By-Law update. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions below to get answers to the most common questions. If you have any additional questions, please contact OPPI’s Registrar by email at standards@ontarioplanners.ca

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