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Fans of Arthur Conan Doyle and his character Sherlock will know what the 10% solution is about. However, in construction, it has a slightly different meaning.
 
After substantial completion, it is contemplated that there is about 10% of the project to complete, which includes commissioning, providing of documents and manuals, completion of deficiencies, and any other final work.
Thank you for your interest in applying to become an adjudicator for the Ontario Dispute Adjudication for Construction Contracts (“ODACC”). ODACC is the Authorized Nominating Authority under the Construction Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.30, as amended (the “Act”). The Act, together with Ontario Regulation 306/18 (“Regulations”), establish a dispute adjudication regime for construction contract disputes in Ontario. ODACC will commence operation on October 1, 2019. 

The long wait to discover the impact of Rate Framework on your WSIB premium will soon be over.

The WSIB Annual Meeting will include an announcement of changes to the average premium rate and all registered employers will be informed of their 2020 customized premiums.

It is anticipated that the WSIB will eliminate the past claims charge as the unfunded liability has not only been eliminated, but it now has a funding surplus of about $8 billion. This change alone should drive reductions, averaging over 10% for most employers. However, the new model will impact some negatively, including ICI general contractors, resulting in smaller changes.

We will provide you with an update as soon as the information is released.

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The League of Champions is proud to welcome another Safety Leader to our team, NORCAT.

NORCAT was founded in 1995 by a team of business and academic visionaries who recognized the need for an organization to promote, educate, and support local entrepreneurs, tech innovators, and skilled labour workers to enable long-term and sustainable economic and social prosperity for Northern Ontario.

Since their humble beginnings, NORCAT has proudly evolved to be a multi-national, global company offering programs, services and resources that provide their clients with the skills, competencies and confidence to fulfill their diverse and ambitious priorities and career aspirations.

Thank you, NORCAT, for your support and partnership with the League of Champions. Together, we are making a difference for safety in Ontario construction.

Please visit the Norcat website for more information about NORCAT.

Is your company or organization a Safety Leader? Are you a Safety Champion and want to make a difference for safety in Ontario construction?

Do you want to be a part of a group whose mission is to create a safety culture in the workplace?

Please visit www.theLOC.ca for more information about the League of Champions.

To apply to become a Champion, please contact Marjorie Javier by email at Marjorie@theLOC.ca or phone 905-671-3969.

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League of Champions

League of Champions Members and Patrons are invited to the OGCA Safety Awards on September 20, 2019, 8:00 - 12:00 noon, at the Verdi Conference Centre on Derry Road in Mississauga. Registration is open from 7:30 a.m.

Among those invited to speak during the ceremony are the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour Jane McKenna, Chief Prevention Officer Ron Kelusky, WSIB Chair Elizabeth Witmer and IHSA President and CEO Enzo Garritano.

The League of Champions will award Charters and the LOC Jerseys to its newest Members and Patrons. The captain ‘C’ crest will also be presented to members who recently received their COR certification.

We look forward to seeing you there. Please bring your League of Champions Jersey!

Legislative & Legal Updates

The latest Legislative Reports are now available on the OGCA website under Government Relations. For issues prior to December 2018, please contact the OGCA.

Safety

On Friday, September 20, we will be meeting at the Verdi Conference Centre on Derry Road in Mississauga, to present the 2018 OGCA Safety Awards.

Winners of Categories 1, 2 and 3 will be presented, along with several plaques for those who have achieved over 1 million derived hours worked, and over 500,000 derived hours worked.  Congratulations to all and we hope to see you there to receive your award in person.

Among those invited to speak during the ceremony are the Minister of Labour, the Chief Prevention Officer and other dignitaries.

The League of Champions will also be presenting Charters and jerseys to their newest members.

Click here for the agenda.

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Education & Events

The Toronto Region Board of Trade is supporting an energy trade delegation from Turkey that will be in Toronto the second week of September. Some of the companies that are part of this trade mission offer products that some of the members in our organization might be interested in. Please find more details about the delegation here.

The catalogue of the companies that are part of the mission can be found here.

If you are interested and available, TISO can set up a meeting for Monday September 16 at the Toronto Region Board of Trade offices (77 Adelaide St. West) or at their offices on Tuesday September 17.

For more information, or to book an appointment, please contact Sara Rivera

If you are worried about your busy schedule or distance from the course location, fear not, as the workshop is entirely recorded and you can watch the entire recorded course online or live stream one of our webinar options here.
 
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Calendar of Events

OGCA's AGM and Conference is coming up in a few weeks and if you haven't already booked your accommodations, you should note that we have taken some space at Clevelands House, just next door to the JW Marriott.

There is still room for more sponsors if you are interested. Please contact Mary Wademan at 905-671-3969 if you wish to sponsor.

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Industry News

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx are pleased to announce Mobilinx as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hurontario Light Rail Transit project. The selection of Mobilinx is the result of an open, fair and competitive procurement process overseen by a third party fairness monitor.

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Calling all innovators & emerging entrepreneurs - CONtact innovator mentorship program!

Are you an emerging entrepreneur or innovator with new solutions that have potential to transform or improve efficiency in the construction industry? If yes, here’s your opportunity to connect with leading industry experts to refine your product or service be it from start-up to scale-up for fast-track adoption.

The 2019 CONtact innovator mentorship program provides a golden opportunity to not only get feedback on your solution from experienced industry experts, but also for the industry to learn about your leading-edge solutions.

Innovators and entrepreneurs interested in participating in the 2019 CONtact innovator mentorship program can submit their online applications by August 30, 2019 at cca-acc.com/CONtact. Successful applicants will be announced in early October and will be matched with mentors soon after.

The latest OEL newsletter is now available. Click here to read it.

Associate Partner News and Events

Coffee With Colleagues by FCA Insurance & Miller Thomson LLP – A FCA Insurance event

Where: 180 Attwell Drive, Suite 280, Toronto

When: Thursday, September 19 at 8:00 AM

For tickets, please click here

Increasingly, requests for accommodation in the workplace focus on mental, not physical, disability.  Yet, understanding when a mental health issue may be a disability and how far the duty to accommodate a mental disability extends can be challenging for an employer. This practical, half-day workshop provides participants with the knowledge and tools to confidently assess and respond to a request for mental health accommodation in the workplace. 
Our safety partner - 4S Consulting is conducting a seminar for our members at the OGCA office on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 (OGCA) on "Sustainable Tools For Achieving & Maintaining COR™.”
With more and more companies becoming COR™ certified, buyers are increasingly choosing COR™ certified companies over those who are just registered, irrespective of the bid differences.

We are excited to announce the location and date of a very special event! This year, we are not just bringing you our usual bids&tenders fest: we are inviting you to attend the launch party for the new and improved bids&tenders!
 
Mark your calendars!
Date: Friday, October 25, 2019
Time: Registration will begin at 8.45 AM. Event to start at 9.30 AM
Location: Old Town Hall, Newmarket
 
Keep an eye out for more updates coming to your inbox shortly!
 
This event is going to be one for the books!
 
While the details are still being finalized, we can promise that we have a lot of exciting things planned. Including the official launch of the new bids&tenders platform.
 
Space is limited, so please make sure you RSVP at the link below. Please limit the number of attendees for your organization to a maximum of 4 people, as we want to ensure that all of our clients have the room to participate.
 
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