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Designing for Dignity in Canada’s Most Remote Communities

The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) 2023 Conference will take place in Sudbury from June 21 to 23.  For the first time, the OAA is holding its annual conference at the gateway to Northern Ontario.  The setting prompts new opportunities for conversations and collaboration with local communities about the role architects play in supporting dignity.



At the conference, on June 21, Parkin Associate, Justin Leclair, will participate in a panel discussion addressing the following learning objectives, and will share his extensive experience in supporting the Inuit in unique artic environments. To read Justin’s bio, click HERE.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand needs, opportunities, and challenges inherent in designing for remote and predominantly Inuit communities in Canada’s far north.
  • Gain more awareness of Inuit cultural and historical context as a necessary part of respectful and constructive engagement between architectural professionals and these communities.
  • Learn examples of consultation and collaboration approaches informed through extensive working relationships with Inuit clients and end-users.
  • Understand suggestions for additional knowledge resources and information regarding opportunities to provide services.

To learn more about this session or to register for the conference, please click HERE.

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