On March 29, 2017, OGCA President Clive Thurston will be addressing the Construction Community at a session presented by PMI Toronto Chapter . Please click the headline for the information and instructions on how to register.
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to Rob and Jess. On March 9, Governor General David Johnson
presented them each with the Meritorious Service Cross at a ceremony in London.
It recognized many years of service through MySafeWork, working with students,
workers and employers to tell the story of their loss, and inspire excellence in
workplace health and safety.
Their message has moved hundreds of thousands of
persons from across Canada and the US and has helped to establish a health and
started a relationship with Rob and MySafeWork over three years ago and they
have been able to reach out and touch many of our members and their
employees. The creation of the League of Champions last year has helped to take
the message across the Ontario construction industry in a short period of time.
achievement without a doubt has resulted in other families not having to face
the same loss that they suffered. This is an outstanding recognition of the
service they have given and this presentation was an act of gratitude to them
from the people of Canada.
OGCA's recent Leadership Day stirred up some comments in the Daily Commercial News. Click the headline to read the full article.
On Friday, March 3, 2017, OGCA, in partnership with IHSA, held its Annual COR™ Open House & Leadership Day Conference. Leadership Day is designed to cultivate leadership in Health and Safety. It aims to improve and support Health and Safety initiatives, while promoting a safety culture among its members and providing a platform to share best practices and future announcements in safety-related initiatives occurring in the construction industry.
Safety Week is only a few
months away and we are encouraging those who are planning events to plan ahead.
Those wishing to reserve Rob
Ellis to speak at your upcoming event, please reserve your dates as soon as
League members, don’t forget
that the League of Champions has swag for purchase to give away as prizes.
To keep OGCA and The LOC
engaged in your upcoming safety events, tweet us by using hashtag #LOCsafetyevents.This year’s theme is Hand Safety.
For more information or if
you should have any questions, contact Lyndsy Miceli at email@example.com
Marijuana accessibility is increasing. Social stigma is decreasing. Legalization for recreational use is a political promise with potential multi-billion dollar implications. As employers work to cope with this new reality, many questions come up. While implementation will lag behind legalization, it is important to start pro-actively addressing this issue now. Click the headline to register for this complimentary course provided by Matthews Dinsdale Clark.
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of the wife of Michael Assal (Taplen Construction) - Gill Alexander-Assal. She was the mother of two children - Torin (14) and Konstantine (11), and will be greatly missed.
Memorial donations can be made to the GoFundMe campaign for Torin and Konstantine at
be reminded that all OGCA member companies and employees of member companies, are eligible to participate in a Group
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OGCA Golf Tournament - Monday, July 10, 2017
Annual Golf Tournament will be open for registration in early May. We are back
at Glencairn Golf Course in Milton, a fabulous course with three nine hole
courses. We fill up rather quickly, so be sure to watch for the registration
form. This year, the sponsorship will be going up if you are not a member of
the OGCA’s Associate Partner Program. More information on the APP will be available
and Conference 2017 - October 19 - 22, 2017
year, we are in Toronto for what is starting to look like a sell out! We have
had more interest in this AGM and Conference than ever before. Dates are
October 19 – 22, 2017, and we will be at the Omni King Edward Hotel. We are
hoping to fill the AGM with more of our smaller firms as they are now given the
opportunity to experience an AGM on our home turf. Hope to see you there!
2017 - April 6 - 8, 2017
year’s symposium is almost here, and we have sold out of our sponsorship space!
If you were hoping to attend, please don’t delay in sending in your
registration form and session check off sheets, both of which can be found on
the OGCA website at www.ogca.ca under STORE,
As of April 1, 2017, companies must have applied for Certificate of Recognition (COR) to bid on traditionally-delivered projects with a construction value above $10 million.
Companies looking to partner with Infrastructure Ontario (IO) on larger, traditionally-delivered construction projects need to be aware of new requirements that take effect in 2017.
After more than 40 years as a litigation counsel, Harvey Kirsh will focus exclusively as an independent and full-time arbitrator and mediator of construction disputes and claims.
Kirsh’s experience as an alternative dispute resolution neutral includes international and domestic claims relating to the construction of pipelines, oil sands projects, solar power projects, commercial roofing, copper mines, sewage systems, military bases, hospitals, breweries and residential housing.