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OPPI prepares Calls to Action, Policy Papers and other resources to advance planning that promotes healthy and sustainable communities and, in the public interest, responds to government requests for consultation with Submissions.

Second Units – Proposed Regulation
The government has put out for comment a proposed regulation for the establishment of requirements and standards with respect to secondary residential units: Parking requirements for second residential units; Occupancy requirements for the primary unit or second residential unit; and Authorizing second residential units in all dwellings regardless of date of construction. Further information can be found on the EBR posting.
Please submit your comments to the Institute for consideration for inclusion in OPPI's submission by May 5th and send to: submissions@ontarioplanners.ca. Please note in the subject line of your email: Second Units

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Ongoing input is welcomed and appreciated! Do you have an idea for a public policy submission? Please send in your suggestions to
 submissions@ontarioplanners.ca and note the topic that you are writing about in the subject line of your email.

OPPI is the recognized voice of the planning profession. The Planning Issues Strategy Group (PISG) strengthens that voice and expands its reach. The Strategy Group has several Working Groups that it relies upon for input and comments on subject matter areas:
  • Agriculture and Rural Affairs Working Group
  • Community Design Working Group
  • Environment & Natural Resources Working Group
  • Health & Planning Working Group
  • Municipal Affairs Working Group
  • Transportation Working Group
Working Groups:
  • Provide leadership, advocacy, input and comments on key planning issues.
  • Focus on planning-related legislative changes, guidelines, regulatory initiatives and related policy issues.
  • Maintain a watching brief on the activities of the Ontario Ministries and other government agencies. Work closely with OPPI's other Working Groups on issues of common interest.
  • Upon approval of the Director of Public Affairs, organize meetings, teleconferences, presentations, seminars, roundtables, workshops, charrettes and articles in print/online publications.
  • Serve as a focal point within the Institute for members who have knowledge and expertise in a subject matter area to network and exchange information and ideas. 

Being on one of these working groups is a great way to be involved in the Institute and to give back to your profession. Interested in getting involved? Please send an email to: submissions@ontarioplanners.ca