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This year the OGCA, in conjunction with Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC), want you to join us to celebrate women in our industry. The goal of this new OGCA event is to celebrate Women in Construction (WIC) and recognize the yet untapped potential of women in the construction sector.

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Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company®
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Canadians nearing retirement outnumber young people entering the working world, and demand for a new generation of skilled trades workers is soaring. Amid record high job vacancies in sectors like construction and manufacturing, new registrations for apprenticeship programs have risen, according to Statistics Canada. But the programs took a major hit during the pandemic, and apprenticeships and trade certifications have yet to catch up to pre-COVID-19 levels.

The Ontario government is preparing young people for in-demand and well-paying careers by allowing students in grade 11 to transition to a full-time, skilled trades apprenticeship program. Upon receiving their Certificate of Apprenticeship, these young workers can apply for their Ontario Secondary School Diploma as mature students. At a time when the province continues to face historic labour shortages, this change means that more students will be able to enter the trades faster than ever before to help build Ontario.
Sharpen your knowledge of design-build and integrated project delivery by registering to attend the upcoming webinars on CCDC 15 and CCDC 30.
CCDC 15 webinar: April 13, 2023  1:00p.m. – 2:30p.m.
CCDC 30 Webinar: May11, 2023  1:00p.m. – 2:30p.m.
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.
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On April 14, 2022, the Getting Ontario Connected Act was passed into law, and resulted in major changes to the Ontario Underground Infrastructure Notification System Act which governs how underground facilities are located in Ontario. The legislative changes aim to remove barriers to timely locate delivery, improve and streamline compliance, and enhance Ontario One Call’s powers.
Concrete Flooring Association
K. Winter Sanitation Inc.
The OGCA Safety Advisory Committee was created by our members for our members, and we welcome you to join us. The committee meets monthly with updates from both the CPO and the MLITSD, as well as timely industry updates. Each OGCA member company is welcome to provide one delegate for these meetings. If you are interested in participating, please email info@ogca.ca with a name and email.
Metropolitan Credit Adjusters Ltd
Controlled Demolition Group
Contemporary and versatile: Maglin's 970 Bench
Maglin Site Furniture Inc.®
Strike a contemporary note with a sleek bench that will never go out of style. The Maglin 900 Series – 970 Bench combines a slim profile with meticulous craftsmanship. Material options include Ipe wood slats in variable widths, High Density Paper Composite (HDPC), High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) or stunning lasered steel panels that echo the natural world with a pattern of windswept grass.
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The Ontario government is working for workers by making washrooms on construction sites private, clean and safe. There are nearly 600,000 construction workers in Ontario, but only one in 10 are women. These changes, if approved, would make the skilled trades more accessible to women by ensuring they have access to at least one women’s-only washroom on jobsites and properly fitting equipment such as uniforms, boots and safety harnesses.
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Concrete Ontario is pleased to be offering the Municipal Exterior Flatwork Certification Course. This one-day course is tailored to showcase the best construction practices associated with Ontario municipal concrete sidewalks, curbs, gutters and pavements.

Explore the Global Risks Report 2023 to learn the risks more than 1,200 academic, business, and government leaders from around the world are prioritizing and predicting.

Developed in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, the 18th edition of the Global Risks Report outlines the major risk issues and trends leaders like you will face in the coming years.

It provides detailed insights into the priorities and strategies of your peers — and gives you actionable steps to build resilience for what's to come.
ELM Insurance Brokers Inc.
The 4th Annual Legal Guide to Managing Construction Liens in Ontario is a recurring intensive program that will give delegates a practical understanding in how to navigate the crucial elements and changes affecting construction liens processes in Ontario. This program is scheduled for April 11, 2023, and will offer both online and in-person attendance options.
The Osgoode Certificate in Contract Management for Construction and Infrastructure Projects is a comprehensive five-day certificate that will give delegates the tips and strategies they need to address some of the most challenging and complex situations that can negatively impact the contract management process. This year’s certificate runs from May 29 to June 2, 2023 and will offer both online and in-person attendance options.
Autodesk, Inc.
Labourers Employee Bargaining Agency