INFORM OPPI ON TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION CALLS TO ACTION
This year, OPPI Council is exploring several strategic issues identified during consultation on the INSPIRE OPPI Strategic Plan 2020. In March, OPPI Council will discuss Indigenous perspectives in planning and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action. Our goal is to define OPPI's role in the Calls to Action, and determine how we can support our members as they engage Indigenous peoples and incorporate their perspectives into the planning process.
As leaders in the planning profession, RPPs bring the ability and expertise to help inform choices and inspire communities across Ontario. We need your help to inform OPPI and help members inspire and lead this discussion within their local communities.
Please take our short survey and let us know of your interest and capacity in this area.
The focus will move towards highlighting new themes and topics to create discussion and show how RPPs bring everyone together to solve complex issues.
You will see a redesigned website and RPP seal, new publication replacing the Journal and a renewal of our policy and public affairs strategy. So stay tuned for more information on this exciting update.
FROM AMBIGUITY TO EMPATHY - HOW PLANNERS CAN COLLABORATE TO SOLVE COMPLEX PROBLEMS
In this month's Planning Exchange, Adrienne Pacini, MDes, Senior Design Researcher, SHS Consulting, offers a post-OPPI 2017 Conference reflection on her presentation Planners as Collaboration Designers: A Systems-Thinking Lens on Tackling Complex Problems.
Planners spend their days dealing with complex problems: from designing place-based communities, to creating effective transportation systems, and to creating housing opportunities for all. We know we need to collaborate widely and effectively across the urban system. How might we harness our understanding of the people we serve to develop collaborative methods for solving these problems together?
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Last Call for Student Scholarship Applications and Student Delegate Nominations
March 1st is the deadline for student scholarship applications and student delegate nominations. Don't wait,
visit the OPPI website for more information and get your application and/or nomination in today!
2018 LandPRO Conference
OPPI is an educational partner of the 2018 LandPRO Conference. Members may be able to claim CPL learning units by attending. In addition, use the discount code "OPPI18" to get 10 per cent off the regular price of registration (can't be combined with other offers). For more information and to register, visit
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