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By way of background, the OGCA, through the Board of Directors, highlighted early in 2021 the need to attract more individuals to construction as a whole, but specifically to the categories of Site Supervisors and Project Managers.
 
Clearly these two positions are critical for our members and so, the OGCA enlisted the professional assistance of outside organizations to further facilitate the discussion. First Work, who are Ontario’s leading youth employment network, and Purpose Co., a workforce solutions organization, were approached to create a working paper through an OGCA member study.
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The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada would like to share information about a new tender opportunity. The purpose of this project is to rehabilitate the north and west walls at the Tobermory (Little Tub) Harbour. The facility is located at 19 Bay Street on the northern tip of the Bruce Peninsula, in the traditional territory of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation.

The Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) will be hosting a webinar Thursday, June 9.

The webinar will focus on the 'CCDC 11-Contractors Qualification Statement,' an industry standard form often used for pre-qualifying general and trade contractors.

Click Here to register.

The recent federal budget fell short of a strong commitment to infrastructure investment, despite the clear need. As we all know, infrastructure is critical to the quality of life of Canadians and the competitiveness of our country. As recent events such as fires and floods have shown, the importance of building in resiliency cannot be overstated.

Learn from some of Canada’s leading design-build and Lean practitioners at the Canadian Design-Build Institute (CDBI) and Lean Construction Institute of Canada (LCIC) national conference in Edmonton June 15-17, 2022.

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On May 18, the OGCA and League of Champions hosted two sessions at the Canadian Concrete Expo.
 
Erich Schmidt, Manager of Innovation and Public Affairs, hosted "Building a BIM Team" with Tyler Holditch, Director of Innovation at Matheson Constructors and Yuri Bartzis, Innovation Manager at Pomerleau. The session described the benefits of collaboration, explained how BIM impacts the construction process and provided best practices for beginning your BIM journey.
We are happy to see more LOC members registering for the Safety Culture Survey initiative. All League of Champions members are encouraged to participate in this survey as a way to gauge how employees think of your work culture.
 
For any questions or further information, please visit our SAFETY | League of Champions website, or contact Judith Reda, judith@theloc.ca.

Are you a Safety Champion? Do you know a Safety Champion? Have you considered joining the League of Champions? If you have any questions or want to learn more about the League of Champions, just let us know. We are here to help.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Judith Reda at judith@theloc.ca.

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OGCA is sharing some exciting updates with you and we are hoping that you will share your time with us!
 
We are in full swing developing the “Pathways to ICI” Initiative…and we need your help, please.
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Organizations are constantly looking for new preventative measures to keep their employees safe, and in the hunt for these measures, they turn to safety data to guide them. This safety data may pertain to something that has happened (lagging) or data that suggests something might (leading). We refer to these as lagging and leading indicators when we try to use them for prediction and trend analysis. These indicators guide decision making in the development of safety strategies in an organization – they are essential.

Lately, leading indicators are all the talk and, in some ways, they are the holy grail of safety data. The reason for this is that leading indicators are predictive. Whereas it is easy to capture an incident (a lagging indicator) because it happened, it is very hard to capture data that might indicate something is going to happen (a leading indicator).

What is a leading/lagging indicator? Find out more by reading the EHS Analytics “The Holy Grail of Safety Data” article.

  

LOC staff are keeping very busy these days. The warmer weather is a great incentive to visit our Champions!

Last week, they joined our Champions at Merit Contractors Niagara to celebrate their recent COR Certification. Congratulations to Jean St. Pierre, President and COO, Zack Schipper H&S Coordinator, and the entire Merit team for your dedication, hard work, and accomplishment.

On May 18, we hosted a panel discussion at the Canadian Concrete Expo. We would like to extend our thanks to our incredible panelists, Darryl Cooper, President and COO, Cooper Equipment Rentals, Craig Lesurf, President, Gillam Group and LOC Chair, and Tracey Mooradian, Manager, Health and Safety, Eastern Construction Company, for sharing their insight on how to Improve Safety Culture.

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The WSIB launched the Health and Safety Excellence program two years ago, and many OGCA members have used the program to achieve COR, build their health and safety program and receive rebates.
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You may not realize you’ve hit burnout until you’ve crossed the line between “really tired” and “too exhausted to function.” Alternatively, you might be the type of personality who likes to stay busy, and might not recognize when you’re doing too much. Burnout also happens when your work-life balance gets out of sync. This has been a common occurrence in the last few years, with the rise in remote work and technology permeating our daily lives.
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Legislative & Legal Updates

The latest issue of the Ontario Legislative Reports is now available on the OGCA website. Please click here to access the latest issue.

The Ontario Legislative Report is updated every two weeks and explains the intention and status of legislation and regulations that could impact the construction industry. For issues prior to January 2021, please contact Daniela Polsoni at OGCA.

The Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law — National Edition will give the knowledge and skills to confidently manage risk on construction projects. In this intensive certificate course, delegates will join 30+ senior legal and construction professionals to learn what they need to know about crucial construction law concepts, from contract formation to dispute resolution, with special breakout sessions for Eastern and Western Canada. You can learn more about the program here

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Group discounts are available for any registration of two or more delegates.

Education & Events
The OGCA is excited to present "Take Care: Mental Well-Being in Construction" on Wednesday, May 25 at 11 a.m. This is the second discussion with Medcor Canada surrounding mental well-being in the construction industry. May is Mental Health awareness month, and the OGCA is dedicated to continuing the conversation around mental health in construction. 

 
Calendar of Events

Looking forward to the annual OGCA Golf Tournament?
Save this date and stay tuned for further details on the upcoming OGCA Golf Tournament.
 
Click here to download and reserve the event in your calendar.

 
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