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League of Champions
At a special event after OGCA’s April 15th Board meeting, we joined with Rob Ellis and George Gritziotis to recognize the latest members of the League of Champions, and recent companies who have achieved CoR.
Safety
The Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) and a number of the Ontario construction sector’s heavy hitters are gearing up for Safety Week this May 2 to 6.
The National Post recently had an article about construction workers in China fighting with bulldozers. Hopefully our Canadian construction workers show a little more restraint when it comes to competing for business!
Education & Events
We’ve all been there. The large hand inches closer to the hour, the printer just jammed for the thousandth time, and if you don’t get it fixed, you'll miss the deadline for bids on the biggest deal of the quarter. Surely, there has to be a better way?
  
Leading Edge Group has developed a revolutionary eLearning program which introduces the learner to the fundamental benefits, principles, tools and techniques of Lean Construction. This interactive eLearning course takes two hours to complete, includes ‘check your knowledge’ quizzes at the end of each module and a 10 question final assessment. Upon completion, learners are provided with a Leading Edge Group Certificate of Completion.
Our forums allow attendees to learn and share best practices, walk away with real-concrete, actionable solutions and expand their professional skill sets. The agenda allows you to choose between multiple break out session options so you and your team can converse and interact with other attendees and presenters. By attending, you and your group will walk away with invaluable-actionable examples, insights and connections that will help you tackle challenges in your current role.
OHS Due Diligence for Managers & Supervisors May 31, 2016 • 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST Fasken Martineau • 333 Bay St • Toronto, ON Employers have a legal obligation to ensure managers and supervisors are "competent." This one-day due diligence course provides managers and supervisors with practical knowledge to identify, assess and control hazards, and effectively implement their organization's OHS management system. Bill C-45 and the legal duty under the Criminal Code will also be addressed. A number of current cases are reviewed allowing attendees to learn from actual legal decisions.
Colleges Ontario is planning an invitation-only symposium on the morning of June 20th (8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) focused on how we ensure that a high performing workforce is available to support our economy as it moves forward. We anticipate the majority of speakers and attendees will be CEO employers invited from around the province, along with a select group of senior government representatives.
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
Registrations are open for the 2016 OGCA Golf Tournament and Past Chairman's Luncheon. This year, all past chairmen are invited to golf for free. You can make your payment online at the OGCA Store (www.ogca.ca/store) Hope to see you all there!
Your registration form for the 78th AGM and Conference is now available. Hotel reservations are now open - remember to quote the OGCA Group when booking.
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