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Since the onset of COVID-19, a great deal of focus and discussion has been placed on opioid use in the construction sector. The impetus for this discussion was the campaign launched on May 31, 2021, by the Ontario Construction Consortium (OCC) titled: “The Other Pandemic – Opioid Crisis in Ontario.” The hope was that this campaign would raise awareness of the opioid drug overdose crisis that is affecting the construction industry.
Trisura goes a step above
Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company®
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 Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) in Ontario is extending the bonus scheme for eligible small employers through 2023.
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.
For morning information and to register, please click here.
The Innovation Spotlight Awards is an annual opportunity to recognize the most creative companies and professionals in the industry. Each year, Building Transformations awards the top projects in categories such as Construction Management, Digitalization Strategy, and Project Delivery, Asset Management & Lifecycle. 
This year's Awards presentation marks the first in-person awards presentation since 2019, and we are excited to invite our Members out for this special in-person occasion.
Canadian employers are anticipating the highest salary increase in two decades as they try to balance inflationary pressures, surging interest rates, recession risks and a tight labour market, a new survey has found.
According to the report by consulting firm Eckler Ltd., the construction industry is expecting even larger increases at 5.1 per cent across all sectors.
The CCA Board and Governance & Nominating Committee have endorsed a new process to nominate candidates to the National Advisory Councils for 2023, which the CCA is now implementing. This process is two-fold, inviting integrated association COOs to nominate candidates to the NACs, supplemented by an open process. 
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
Since taking full effect on October 1, 2019, The Construction Act has made significant changes to fundamental elements of Ontario’s design and construction industry, specifically those dealing with liens and lien rights, holdbacks, payment timing, and resolution of project disputes.
To understand how the Act is currently being used, the Construction Design Alliance of Ontario (CDAO) launched a survey in partnership with Bramm Research Inc. to understand the impact of the Act on the province’s design and construction economy and how provisions are currently being implemented.
innovation Corner
Construction is complicated, yet it is often generalized as lagging behind other industries when it comes to the adoption of new technologies and processes. We want to know how, and most importantly why, you don’t use technology. 
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The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) report has been provided to the OGCA.  
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.
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Member News
Congratulations to Merit Ontario for Advancing Careers in Construction!  A new $3.7 million investment in Merit Ontario will prepare over 2,000 workers and jobseekers for well-paying jobs in their communities
The Ontario government is working for workers by investing $3.7 million to help up to 2,500 workers start or advance in well-paying careers in the construction industry. This decade, Ontario will need 100,000 more construction workers to help deliver the province’s ambitious infrastructure plans, including 1.5 million homes by 2031.
How Wohlsen uses Bridgit Bench to utilize team members more effectively
Learn how Wohlsen said goodbye to spreadsheets and hello to Bridgit Bench to utilize team members more effectively, forecast pipeline needs, and ensure profitable growth. 
Read the interview
Associate Partner News and Events
Three Canadian construction companies are finalists in the 2022 Groundbreaker Awards, which recognizes the achievements of builders who work with the Procore. The OGCA would like to take the opportunity to recognize one nominee in particular.
The winners will be announced at Procore’s upcoming conference, Groundbreak (Nov 7 - 9, 2022).
This November, Sherrard Kuzz LLP will be hosting a half day workshop in relation to Workplace Absenteeism. The workshop will focus on topics such as - Managing Workplace Adsenteeism, Attendance Management Programs and Discipline and Discharge for Attendance-Related Reasons. 
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 
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.
NORCAT is offering a 15% discount off select equipment and Health and Safety related training, to all OGCA members this fall.
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.

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.

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