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League of Champions
  

Since Leadership Day, members and the industry have been hearing about the League of Champions. Working together, MySafeWork and OGCA have been doing a number of "soft" launches as we finalize the program. Based on the very positive feedback and suggestions from members and other stakeholders, we are pleased to announce the launch of The League of Champions website.

Our first three members have already signed up. Walsh Canada, Ball Construction Ltd. and EllisDon Corporation have received their Charters and are promoting the League by encouraging all OGCA members and industry stakeholders to sign up.

The League and its goals and mission are on the new website and they are aimed directly at reaching the next generation of industry professionals as well as the current leadership and workers in the industry today.

Find out how your firm can become a "Champion!" Sign up today to help deliver the message of safety throughout the Province and let’s all work to create a new "culture" of safety in our Province.

Safety
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has just released a new Guideline for contractors who engage in the construction of five- and six-storey wood buildings.
Legislative & Legal Updates
We now have a budget commitment from the federal government to financially support a long term infrastructure plan that includes infrastructure priorities of provinces and municipalities. The proposal is to deliver $120 billion in infrastructure spending over the next ten years. In particular, the March 22nd budget proposes two phases of delivery, the first to include $11.9 billion to support near term investment in water, wastewater, public transit and affordable housing. Phase 2, which contains a larger dollar commitment, will focus on projects with a longer planning requirement.
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Education & Events
The OGCA has been asked to support the above program by making its members and other industry leaders aware of how they can be part of this exciting and worthy project. Members interested in being part of this historic project can contact the Canada Company (http://www.canadacompany.ca) for more information and opportunities to participate.
Calendar of Events
Registrations open this week for the 2016 OGCA Golf Tournament and Past Chairman's Luncheon. This year, all past chairmen are invited to golf for free. We'll be sending out the registration forms later this week and hope to see you all there! 

Don't forget that sponsorships are also available for hole signs, cart cards and score cards. It is through the generous sponsorship of our industry stakeholders that we are able to offer this great networking event with lots of extras. Exclusive "stations" are also available to be sponsored. This is a great way to get your name out there. See you on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. (Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.)
When an OHS Inspector/Officer arrives at the workplace, many employers and their managers do not know what their rights are. This seminar was designed specifically at the request of clients to understand their rights and responsibilities when an OHS Inspector/Officer arrives for a routine inspection, workplace complaint, work refusal or an accident investigation.
It is essential for the Health Care Sector to be familiar with the most recent developments in Occupational Health and Safety Law in Ontario. In this breakfast seminar, we will review the most significant developments in Occupational Health and Safety Law, Bill 132 enforcement, and the recent Sexual Harassment bill of the Ontario government.
Member News
  

Osgoode Professional Development celebrates its 20th anniversary by profiling 20 leaders in Ontario. 

Over the past 20 years, OsgoodePD has been a part of the learning journey for over 50,000 people. With over 1,300 CLE programs and 2,500 LLM degrees awarded, we’ve had professionals from all walks of life and from all over the world grace our classrooms and discussions. We wanted to share more widely some of the incredible diversity in experience and perspective that we get to see on a daily basis.

We asked 20 people who have been a part of OsgoodePD over the past 20 years to give us their perspectives on professional development. We asked them about their professional journeys, aspirations, OsgoodePD memories and advice. The stories are fascinating, and we’ve put together a selection of what they had to say. For the full story, click here.

To read President Clive Thurston's profile, click here.


In support of their national campaign towards Health and Safety NAOSH week, EllisDon has again chosen The Threads of Life Foundation as their charity. They are holding a Charity Hockey Tournament on May 6 and 7, 2016 at the Sports Village in Vaughan. REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO APRIL 15, 2016!
OGCA is pleased to report that the CCA Awards have recognized some of our members for their innovative thinking, environmental approaches, management systems and their approach to international business. Congratulations to all!
Two engineering students studying at Memorial University of Newfoundland are conducting a research study about public construction in Canada. They are interested in exploring the reasons behind project delays, cost overruns and failures. If you are able assist them with their research, please click the headline and complete the survey they have created. It should only take a few minutes of your time. They hope to gain a broader perspective on the issues plaguing the construction industry.
Industry News
NEW ORLEANS, LA, Thursday March 10, 2016 -- The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has appointed Gilbert Brulotte as chair of the 2016 board of directors at its annual general meeting, held in conjunction with the 2016 CCA annual conference. Gilbert takes over the position from Anibal Valente, vice president of PCL Constructors Inc., a group of independent construction companies operating in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial and buildings markets across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean and in Australia. Gilbert Brulotte is senior vice-president, civil division, EllisDon Corp. EllisDon is one of Canada’s leading employee-owned construction companies with operations across Canada and internationally, offering cradle-to-grave solutions to its clients.