Topic Archives: Policy

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Jan 6, 2016, 3:01 PM
The relationship between Aboriginal communities and Canadian society continues to evolve in 2015. On the 2nd of June, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) released its Call to Action, and, among its many recommendations, advocated accepting Aboriginal claims over land and shifting of the burden of proving any limitations onto those asserting such limitations.
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Jun 20, 2012, 1:21 PM
On the 7th of June 2012, the County of Simcoe hosted a professional development activity concerning the “Duty to Consult” with Aboriginal communities. The Lakeland District of OPPI brought together local Aboriginal representatives and planners in a half-day panel discussion to initiate a dialogue.
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Jan 7, 2011, 12:00 PM
The design charette was a wonderful way to begin. Fellow professionals meeting for the first time in an informal manner, yet all working for a common goal. Relaxing, invigorating and brilliant! Our keynote speakers provided an amazing symmetry to the theme by drawing together cultural wisdom, factual problems, political complexity, and inspired design.