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The President of the Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) advances member interests for the largest Association representing General Contractors in Ontario and among the largest in Canada. The position requires a leader who is passionate about construction, and who engages people personably and proactively. Please click here to access the recruitment notice.

Qualified individuals are invited to apply by December 1, 2019, in confidence, by submitting your cover letter and résumé: Click here


You should have now received your Premium Rate Summary Statement from the WSIB for your 2020 premium(s) under the new Rate Framework system. The information provided is very brief, providing you with your Class, your rate and your projected rate. Rate Framework involves determining your unique premium rate that is based on your class (G1 Building construction for most general contractors) and adjusting it based on your cost performance over the past six years.

The detailed explanation of the costs is available on the Claims Detailed Statement and the Premium Rate Extended Statement includes a detailed explanation of how your premium rate was determined. We encourage you to request both documents from the WSIB by calling the call centre at 1 800 387-0750 or make the request at employeraccounts@wsib.on.ca. This is vital information to understand your premium and how you can lower it.

OGCA is working with members to better understand the new system and we would like you to share your Premium Rate Extended Statement with us to support our research. Please send your information to David Frame at david@ogca.ca.  If you believe your calculations are not correct, please contact David.

You may be surprised at the complexity and details of the new system but it is important that you understand it to better be able to lower your premiums 2021 and beyond.

“Relax, Enjoy, Meditate, Opportunities” said Raymondo Mollica, newly appointed Chair of the OGCA. This past weekend, we held the 81st Annual General Meeting at the JW Marriott The Rosseau Resort and Spa in Muskoka, Ontario.

This year’s AGM gave OGCA directors and executives an opportunity to share their vision of the association’s future with the general membership and its partners.

On Thursday evening, Ontario’s Minister of Labour joined OGCA members for an evening reception. Minister McNaughton addressed the audience, noting our leadership in health and safety, and the strong voice that OGCA is for driving change in the province. After dinner, guests were entertained by comedian Jimmy Flynn. The performance was a high-energy blend of comedy and popular music, Jimmy Flynn remains one of Canada's ambassadors of good cheer.

Friday was action-packed with business sessions from former Dragon's Den member Bruce Croxon. Bruce’s discussion was focused on how we can effectively manage disruption in our rapidly changing lives. Peter Hall, Vice-President and Chief Economist of Export Development Canada, led a talk on Canada’s economic forecast, how it will impact Ontario and the construction industry. After lunch, guests were educated by health and wellness expert, Sherry Strong. Sherry’s goal was to have the audience carefully consider how nutrition impacts cognitive function, wellbeing and sustainability.

The OGCA 81st AGM was held Saturday morning. Clive Thurston began the meeting with the President’s report. Clive noted that this year has been one the busiest and most accomplished years in OGCA’s history. Craig Lesurf, Chair OGCA Safety Committee, updated members on the elimination of the WSIB’s Unfunded Liability, leading to a rate reduction of almost 50% for most OGCA members.

David Frame highlighted the major accomplishments of our Government Relations team this past year. The OGCA has worked to position itself as a key partner with government, allowing the association to have input on legislative matters that impact our industry.

The OGCA is pleased to announce our new executive committee for 2019-2020:

Raymondo Mollica, Chair
Joel Melloul, First Vice Chair
Bryan Arnold, Second Vice Chair
Lewis Cowan, Honorary Treasurer
John Nipius, Honorary Secretary
John Dawson, Immediate Past Chair

The weekend wrapped up with the Chair’s dinner, where several awards were handed out. Paul Raboud of Bird Construction received the OGCA lifetime membership. Sam Cutruzzola of Inzola Construction received the Chair’s Award of Recognition. Chair Raymondo Mollica awarded outgoing Chair John Dawson with an OGCA plaque to commemorate his term as Chair, while John's wife Christine received a bouquet of flowers. As Raymondo said, "Behind every great man stands a great woman!"

Glenn Ackerley of WeirFoulds LLP received the Jock Tindale Award for Integrity earlier in the week.

The dinner wrapped up with a Murder Mystery put on by Toronto Based Mysteriously Yours.

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Industry News

In continuing to build a future-ready organization, Brampton has adopted the Certificate of Recognition (CORTM) program as part of its construction contract management and construction tendering process. This is a reaffirmation of the City’s ongoing commitment to health and safety for contractors, employees and residents.

For the full information, please click here.

The Minister of Labour, Monte McNaughton, received his League of Champions (LOC) Jersey at the OGCA AGM and Conference held at Lake Rosseau, Muskoka on October 3-6.

The Minister pledged his commitment to safety and making sure that all workers will go home safe at the end of the day.

The Minister spoke about his commitment to a safer workplaces and he recognized the achievement of the League.

(Source: http://bit.ly/30PGxWl. Photo Credit: @CraigLesurf)




League of Champions Chair and Walsh Canada Vice President Craig Lesurf, OGCA President Clive Thurston, OGCA Government Relations David Frame, and Eastern Construction President and CEO Bryan Arnold, with Ontario Minister of Labour MPP Monte McNaughton, met and discussed how to make a healthier and safer place for workers in the Ontario construction industry.

Thank you Safety Leaders for your commitment to safety and for inspiring leaders to be health and safety champions.
(Source: http://bit.ly/30X2vqi. Photo credit: @CraigLesurf)

Stuart Olson Industrial Constructors team in Sudbury introduced the League of Champions (LOC) Jersey on-site for the first time since joining the League.

The joint commitment toward safety was commemorated by all team members by signing the LOC jersey.

(Source: http://bit.ly/2Osew4l. Photo credit: @StuartOlsonInc)



Is your company or association a Safety Leader? Do you want to join an organization that inspires leaders to be health and safety champions? Are you a Safety Champion and want to make a difference in the Ontario construction industry?

League of Champions Members and Patrons are inspiring leaders to be health and safety Champions.

Please visit LOC website, Facebook and Twitter page for more information about the League of Champions. To apply to become a Safety Champion, please contact Marjorie Javier by email at Marjorie@theLOC.ca or phone 905-671-3969.

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Member News

Congratulations to MIke Moore Construction Ltd. which celebrated 30 years in the industry on September 8.  

Mike Moore Construction Ltd. is a general contractor based in Sault Ste. Marie and serving all of Northern Ontario.

They operate in the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors of the industry and have extensive experience in healthcare projects, pre-engineered steel building systems, overhead crane systems and concrete foundations. They provide a wide range of services such as lump sum contracts, fixed fee and cost-plus contracts as well as design build and construction management services.

The origins of the company can be traced back to 1989 when it was originally incorporated and focused on smaller commercial & institutional projects in the local market. Over the years, the company has experienced significant growth by expanding into heavy industrial markets, adding concrete formwork services and adding steel building supply & erection services.

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Legislative & Legal Updates

The latest issue of the Ontario Legislative Reports is now available on the OGCA website under Government Relations. Click here to access.