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September 30, 2022 marks the second anniversary of Canada’s “National Truth and Reconciliation Day.”
This day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and their communities. The intention of this day is for Canada as a nation to never forget those Indigenous peoples that have suffered.
Trisura goes a step above
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Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company is a Canadian specialty insurance and surety provider. We create custom insurance solutions for a niche industry of corporate clients, through a select broker network. Founded in 2006 on the premise that the insurance business can be done better, Trisura focusses on exceptional service for all our partners
Learn more about our surety and specialty insurance solutions here.
Industry News

The City of Toronto is conducting a survey of Indigenous, Black and other diverse business owners and operators. Findings from the confidential survey will inform a review of the City's Social Procurement Program and help address barriers to procurement opportunities. The City is looking for ways to leverage its spending on goods and services to drive inclusive economic growth.
We ask that you share and promote the survey widely in your networks.
The survey can be accessed here, and it will run through October.

The Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS) is partnering with Constructionlab to develop and deliver the course, coined Construction Labour Relations Fundamentals.

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) will be hosting two webinars based on the following CCDC Documents:

  • CCDC 24 - ‘Guide to Model Forms and Support Documents’ on Thursday, October 13, at 1 p.m.
  • CCDC 10 - ‘A Guide to Construction Project Delivery Methods’  on Thursday, November 10, at 1 p.m.

To register and for more information, please Click Here.

The Construction and Design Alliance of Ontario (CDAO) is pleased to bring stakeholders and the industry together virtually on Friday, October 28 for Procurement Day 2022 – How to Manage and Mitigate Risk.
The CCA hosted a webinar back in August pertaining to 'CCDC 23 – 2018 A Guide to Calling Bids and Awarding Contracts.' 
Below are the links to the August webinar on the CCDC 23 – 2018 guide document.
Don’t let water damage sideline your construction project
Northbridge Insurance®
Severe water damage can cause several challenges for construction companies. Related project delays can translate into increased costs in labour and materials and can also drive up financing costs from lenders to finish the project, heavily impacting developers’ bottom lines. The reality is that water damage during the construction stage of a building is one of the largest risks to completing a project on time and on budget.
Learn how leak detection technology can help

The OGCA is pleased to welcome Lewis Cowan, BDA President, as the OGCA Chair for 2022/2023. We look forward to working alongside Lewis to continue our mission of representing a diverse group of professional general contractors.

We would like to acknowledge and thank Bryan Arnold for his time as Chair and for his dedication and exemplary leadership.

OGCA Tech Check

The OGCA, in partnership with SMARTBUILD, is proud to launch The State of Construction Technology Survey. 

The survey features questions that investigate the use of construction technology (CONTECH). It has been organized by roles and responsibilities and their respective use of CONTECH.

Participation in the survey will help us understand how the various stakeholders use CONTECH to deliver and execute construction. Once the survey is completed, our teams will prepare a report sharing our insights. 

The inaugural survey is made possible by members of the OGCA Innovation Committee, a group of general contractors and association partners committed to empowering construction and technology leaders to identify, evaluate, and communicate relevant and useful innovations for the industry.

The survey will run until November 15, 2022.

Those that complete the survey will receive a $10 Amazon gift certificate.

Click Here to complete the survey.

Concrete Flooring Association
K. Winter Sanitation Inc.
IHSA has launched a new free webinar, Health and Safety 101 'An orientation for small business owners,' that explains how Ontario’s Prevention System Partners (including the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training, and Skills Development (MLITSD); WSIB; and IHSA) can assist and support small businesses in their health and safety journey.
Metropolitan Credit Adjusters Ltd
Member News
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) report has been provided to the OGCA.  
Associate Partner News and Events
WeirFoulds Construction Lawyers Krista Chaytor and Jeff Scorgie return with Tools for Success: Season 4 - A comprehensive four-part practical webinar series designed to highlight the latest changes and developments that impact the construction industry.
Part 1 - Handling Design Issues Without Disputes 
Part 2 - What You Really Need to Know About Adjudication 
Part 3 - The Construction Act and Contracts 
Part 4 - Managing Risks Associated with the Project Site 

Andrea Janzen from Ambition Theory spoke at our AGM about how we can advance women in our industry. The audience was engaged and excited about this opportunity. Talking about this is good, but it doesn’t lead to results. Real change happens when you take action.

Ambition Theory has created a special OGCA members offer. If you register two people for their upcoming Leadership Accelerator, the third spot is free.

This course is accredited by the Canadian Construction Associations Gold Seal Standard.

The cost is $1,999 USD per participant, and it starts on Monday, October 3, 2022

After you've registered two participants, enter coupon code ogcaoct2022 to register your 3rd participant for FREE. If you prefer to be invoiced in $CAD, please contact hello@ambitiontheory.ca by Friday, September 30.

Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) recently announced a change to how it will cost COVID-19 related claims. Effective July 1, 2022, the cost of a COVID-19 related claim which arose on or after July 1, 2022 will be allocated to the individual Schedule 1 employer. Prior to this change, the WSIB did not allocate the costs of a COVID-19 claim to the individual employer, but instead distributed those costs across all employers in Schedule 1. 
In the past, many employers may not have challenged COVID-19 related claims because employers were not financially impacted on an individual level.
This is no longer the case.
For the first time, DSH Consulting are bringing virtual instructor-led expertise to your office through the synergy of multi-disciplinary trainers’ decades of knowledge that has only been delivered at conferences.
The workshops move beyond that one-way exchange to allow you to apply what you have learned. 
A team of multi-disciplinary experts will provide you with exceptional feedback, great insight and actionable strategies.
Five reasons to say goodbye to spreadsheets
Bridgit Bench is built to handle the dynamic, complex nature of construction. Spreadsheets are built to make you pull your hair out.
Upgrade your tools
CMiC: Your Hub for Project Management & Collaboration
Connecting the various parts of a construction project is a complex but essential part of operating as a contractor today.
With subcontractors, architects, clients and numerous internal teams all contributing to a project at various phase of the project and information accumulating over the course of the job, the resulting communications may be too numerous and diverse to be easily tracked through outdated legacy technology.

Priestly Demolition Inc.
ELM Insurance Brokers Inc.
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.

Clarity in Contracts
In recent months, the price of construction materials has increased significantly. There are many driving forces behind these price increases, but perhaps the most notable causes are supply chain disruptions, labour shortages, the war in Ukraine, lingering effects from the COVID-19 pandemic, and unbalanced supply and demand.

Autodesk, Inc.
Labourers Employee Bargaining Agency