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Legislative & Legal Updates
The Office of the Employer Adviser is seeing a number of inquiries from construction employers who have been assessed retroactively for unpaid executive officer premiums. This is a reminder that since 2013 the Workers’ Compensation Act requires all executive officers or partners to pay premiums on their insurable earnings. This is regardless of whether the executive / partner is working in construction, stays in the office or is enjoying her retirement in a warmer climate. If an executive / partner is issued a T4 or a T5 or paid in some other manner, the company must pay premiums on their earnings.
The OGCA and other stakeholders received a letter from Committee Chair Bruce Reynolds advising that he and his team requested an extension to April 30, 2016. While we may have to wait a little longer, it is clear that the extra time will be used effectively to consult further with the advisory group to ensure that the recommendations that will go forward have had full and proper consideration. 
Education & Events
  
Horizon Utilities is hosting two Contractor Safety Seminars; April 5 in Hamilton and April 7 in St. Catharines for all residential and commercial contractors working in the service territories. This interactive two-hour presentation includes a full breakfast with presentations from the Ministry of Labour, Electrical Safety Authority and the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association. There is no cost for this event with two representatives from each contracting company admitted free of charge.
  
The Region of Peel is hosting an information session as part of the municipality's ongoing commitment to engage with the vendor community. This session will inform new and potential vendors on the Contractor Evaluation Tool that will be implemented in Real Property Asset Management Construction Projects effective Spring of 2016, and how vendors performing construction projects at the Region will now be evaluated. Vendors will also have an opportunity to speak with staff from Peel Purchasing, Real Asset Property Management and Public Works.
Pinchin is offering several courses that might be of interest to you: Infection Control and Legionella Management in Health Care Facilities Mississauga Stormwater By-Law Charges Indoor Air Quality Please feel free to contact us for more information about these or other Courses and Complimentary Sessions or if you would like us to schedule a session near you. • Online: Click the headline for more information • Phone: 1.855.PINCHIN (746-2446) ext 1438
Member News
  
The OGCA has had a long relationship with A Cubed IT Solutions. Recently, we discussed the possibility of providing a video service to our members wishing to promote their projects. As a beginning, we are helping A Cubed IT to create a series of videos that will reflect Ontario and its great motto "Yours to Discover." We all know the foundation of any great city and province is its infrastructure, and the OGCA and its members are at the centre of building Ontario. We would like the opportunity to film some footage of various construction sites with projects in action. Commercial, Industrial and Institutional projects are all applicable as our focus is to let the public see what it takes to build Ontario. We will be ensuring that all sites that we film at are documents and those locations featured in the videos will be recognized and thanked. If you are willing to participate, please contact Vishal Ramjuss. A Cubed IT will be contacting some members directly at OGCA's request.
Calendar of Events
Registration forms will be out shortly, but if you are interested in reserving a foursome, please contact Mary Wademan to hold your spots. This year, we will be adding a few "refreshment" stations to make your day more enjoyable! 

Here are your details: 
  • Monday, July 11, 2016
  • Glencairn Golf Course, Milton
  • Shotgun Start at 8:30 a.m.
  • Driving Range and Putting Green from 7:00 a.m.
  • Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.
Please join us for the 77th Annual General Meeting and Conference in Washington, D.C. as your hosts Frank and Janine Perricone welcome you to the Four Seasons Hotel in the quaint Georgetown area. September 7 - 11, 2016

Sponsorship letters have been sent, and registration forms will be sent in the next week or two. If you didn't get a letter about sponsoring this important event, please contact the OGCA.
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Associate Partner News and Events
The listing below shows the upcoming courses being offered by London, Grand Valley, Ottawa, Toronto and Barrie Construction Associations. If we are missing your area that is offering courses, please contact Mary Wademan and we'll be sure to include them in the next newsletter. To learn more about the courses, please contact your local association. Click on the headline to see the offered courses.