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On Thursday, June 20, Premier Doug Ford announced changes to his Cabinet, after a fast-paced first year in government that saw 20 pieces of legislation passed in 117 days. 

CCA is pleased to announce the launch of its election advocacy website, construction4cdns.ca.

With the federal election only a few months away, now is the time to stand up for construction and make sure action is taken on the issues facing our industry as we work to build a better Canada.

This website is designed to advocate our issues directly to government by empowering members, staff, friends or family to easily send a pre-written letter to their local member of parliament (MP), and later in the summer, to their election candidates.

Click here for more information.

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Industry News

The latest OEL Newsletter is now available. Please click here to access.

CCA has recently announced a rebranding of the CCA Logo and the Canadian Design Build Institute as well. For more informaiton, please click here.

The City of Toronto has not meaningfully updated its parking standards since 1986, says a new report by the Ryerson Urban Analytics Institute.

“Toronto’s parking standards haven’t been revised in three decades, and that’s a problem considering that affordability, stormwater capacity and travel behaviour are factors that need to be considered,” says professor Murtaza Haider of the Ryerson Urban Analytics Institute. He is the co‐author of “How Parking Regulations Need to Evolve for High‐Rise Buildings.”

To read more on this press release, click here. To access the study, please click here.

During the month of May, Safety Month and Safety Week (May 5-11) were celebrated. The League of Champions members and patrons organized events, meetings and activities as part of their initiative to show commitment in health and safety in the workplace.

In this issue and the upcoming Newsletter, we will feature our members and their safety initiatives.

Cambria Design Build Ltd. actively delivered Safety Toolbox Talks lead by Spencer Lavis, President, and coordinated by Samuel Rodriguez, Health and Safety Manager.

There were 16 Safety Meetings, 8 of which were completed during the first week of May. A total of 47 workers participated, and received a strong message from the President and the Health and Safety Manager urging them to be attentive listeners to the workers’ safety concerns, and “big time observers” of their work performance, practices and procedures to keep them in the “safety zone" at all times.

Their Safety Month concluded with a bowling event, open to all members of the company. Safety Month was a success for Cambria Design Build Ltd. and for all of its employees and workers!

Each day during safety week May 6-10, Matheson’s office staff and senior management, together with site teams, enjoyed a meal together, a safety talk and took the time to sign their safety week banner, site poster and League of Champions jersey.

Safety talks were led by senior management and followed up by the H&S team.

They focused on the Safety Week theme of ‘safe by choice’ as well as promoted their new "near miss reporting campaign" and safety glasses poster designed by members of our employees families.

All of their sites were visited, large and small, and for the first time, the office staff celebrated with their site teams at a site of their choice.

This year they all celebrated Safety Week together where safety matters on site. Subcontractors all took the time to enjoy the meals provided.Senior management delivered strong safety messages that workers could bring home with them: workers also took away a 2019 safety week hardhat sticker as a reminder to work safely.

Matheson Constructors’ safety week events were well attended by workers who shared the message of making safety a choice.

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Member News

More photos for the OGCA Photo Contest which is open until July 31.

All you need to do is submit your photo and provide the location where the photo was taken, and you could win registration for two as well as accommodation at the JW Marriott The Rosseau Resort and Spa in Muskoka.

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Legislative & Legal Updates

The latest version (June 12) of the Ontario Legislative Reports is now available on our website. Please visit www.ogca.ca to access. If you are interested in seeing reports from last year, please contact Mary Wademan (mary@ogca.ca)

Calendar of Events

Just a reminder that the tournament is now sold out! If you are golfing, registration will start at 7:30 a.m., with breakfast available in the Clubhouse. Coffee, Espresso, Smoothies and Muffins will be available. On course food and beverage is not included with your registration.

Be sure to check out some of our sponsors who will be setting up on some of the holes. Some of them will have mini contests where you can win a prize!

Enjoy the day!

Planning is well underway for the 81st Annual General Meeting and Conference at the JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka, in Minett. This luxury resort and spa boasts fabulous views of the beautiful Lake Rosseau as well as a variety of Muskoka's celebrated outdoor activities.

We'll try to keep you busy for the majority of time at the resort, but be sure to check out what else you can do while in the area. You'll have free time Friday and Saturday afternoons, unless you care to go golfing at the Rock, take a pontoon boat out for a tour, or perhaps you'd prefer an ATV ride through the trails!

Be sure to sit in on the session by Bruce Croxon of Round 13 Capital (a former Dragon's Den member) and the session with Peter Hall of Export Development Canada. And Sherry Strong of Sweet Freedom Life will give you all something to think about with her session on The Malnourished Brain!

Please click here to download the registration form for members. If you are a non-member of OGCA, and wish to attend, you must be a sponsor in order to do so. Click here for a list of sponsorship opportunities. (for members and non-members).