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The RICS and CIArb Prompt Payment & Construction Adjudication Symposium is to be held at Vantage Venues, 150 King Street West, Toronto, M5H 1J9 on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. 

As the event is sold out for the Symposium, we will be adhering closely to the registration list and will not be able to accommodate any unregistered guests at the door.

If you have colleagues interested in viewing the full conference, Livestream tickets remain available for purchase here.

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Legislative & Legal Updates

The current issue, May 27, 2019, of the Ontario Legislative Reports is now available on our website.

Click here to access the latest issues, but if you are looking for something prior to November, 2018, please contact Mary Wademan at the OGCA.

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The Ontario government has announced that it has appointed two experts to conduct an Operational Review of the WSIB. It will provide the government with insights regarding the WSIB’s operations and how it compares to best practices in other jurisdictions and in the insurance industry.

The Review will focus on:

  • Financial oversight: the sustainability of the insurance fund and the controls over it.
  • Administration: the effectiveness of the current governance model and leadership structure.
  • Efficiency: the effectiveness and cost efficiency of the WSIB’s operations, including comparisons to other jurisdictions and private sector.

The expert reviewers are Sean Speer and Linda Regner Dykeman. Ms. Regner Dykeman is an expert in insurance, with 25 years of commercial insurance with expertise in underwriting, operations, compliance, business development and strategy. Mr. Speer is an expert in public policy at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. His expertise is in Canadian public administration and economic policy.

This Review is an important process to determine both the operation and the future structure of the WSIB and the services it delivers. It has achieved full funding of the system and delivered lower premium rates as a result. However, it continues to carry high administrative costs and is top heavy in management.

The OGCA and our partners in the Construction Employers Coalition (CEC) will work with the reviewers to identify issues and opportunities to reform the system. A final report will be issued by the end of the year.

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Education & Events
If you are up for a great morning of learning, please join us for a OGCA Leadership Breakfast at the Ritz Carlton on June 6th to start your day.
 
We are excited to be hosting a Leadership Panel titled "Spearheading Change in Construction Leadership" where four very accomplished leaders from our industry will share their perspectives on how we can adapt and navigate our organizations through unprecedented change coming to our industry.
 
We expect a turnout of over 250 attendees from our industry so it should be a great opportunity to network with fellow OGCA members as well. We would be delighted if you could joinus, so please register at the link provided below. If you would like to bring a colleague or two please register them as well or forward them this email. 

Advanced Business Match (ABM) connects your business [name] with Indigenous communities for specific projects that provide mutually beneficial outcomes (like services, training, employment, trades and more.) It’s a unique chance to capitalize on a growing market with limitless opportunities.

ABM engages two thirds of Indigenous communities across Canada. With hundreds of millions of dollars in new deals initiated at ABM in 2017, there is no better time to join the network.

How does it work? ABM employs sophisticated business matching technology that pre-qualifies and pre-matches you to key decision makers in your selected fields/industry. Once you select the potential partners you want to meet, ABM creates up to 31 pre-scheduled appointments between you and those potential partners in a 2.5 day hyper productive trade show event. These face to face appointments keep the conversation focused and efficient to help determine next steps if a business match has been made or is possible. ABM events eliminate geographic barriers, condense time requirements and reduce costs.

The Ontario North Business Match, will feature a vast diversity in the Business Community. It will include a large number of Indigenous companies and communities. In our conversation we discussed the opportunities reviewed in the event, and we look to companies like yours to provide services to these projects. This is a great opportunity to meet with new business, and to strengthen current relationships.

Click here for more information or to register for the June sessions.

Member News

Roy Timms, Timbro Design/Build Contractors, is the recipient of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce Civic Appreciation Award, sponsored by Lancaster Brooks & Welch LLP.

This award is presented to an individual who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to helping build a stronger, more prosperous and vibrant community.

A well deserved award - Congratulations, Roy!

 

 

 

This photo, entered into the OGCA Member Photo Contest, shows a Mike Moore Construction project, a 20,000 SF maple processing plant in the middle of the bush north of Sault Ste Marie.

The Owner, from Switzerland, has miles of sap piping running through the bush which all ends up at the plant and they will process most of it into maple water and export it. They will make some maple syrup and other maple products.

Maaten Construction Limited has also submitted a photo for the contest. This photo was taken at 1265 Vidal Street, Sarnia, site of the old Bio Amber Plant.

The winner of the OGCA Member Photo Contest will win two tickets, including accommodation, for the 81st Annual General Meeting and Conference at the JW Marriott The Rosseau, on Lake Rosseau, October 3 - 6, 2019.

Incoming Chair Raymondo Mollica is just finishing off the program and we should be sending out registration forms and sponsorship information by early next week.

Bruce Croxon, from Dragon's Den, will be leading off the business sessions with an interesting session. More details to come!

 

Calendar of Events

Don't forget - the OGCA Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, July 8 at Glencairn Golf Course in MIlton. Only a couple of foursomes still available on a first come, first serve basis. Contact Mary Wademan if you are interested.

We are finalizing the program and speakers this week, and will have all the information you need next week to register.

Sponsorship information will also be sent out next week to our APP members and other potential sponsors.

Hope to see you in October (3 - 6) for this year's conference!

 

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