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Set to take place March 12-15, 2024 at the stunning resort destination of the Paradisus Palma Real Golf and Resort Spa in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the Canadian Construction Association's (CCA) Annual Conference is an opportunity to gather with industry professionals, thought leaders, and innovators for an immersive and engaging conference experience.

Workplace health and safety is more than just a box to tick off—it's a priority that demands real action. That's why Threads of Life is excited to excited to invite you to be a part of Steps for Life, a fundraising walk supporting Threads of Life, and our mission to assist Canadian families affected by workplace tragedies.

Find out how you can become a Sponsor!

The CCA’s most important advocacy activity is an opportunity to engage with policy makers and reinforce issues of national importance to not only the Construction Industry, but also to the 40 million Canadians who depend on the infrastructure the Industry designs, builds, and maintains.

Ahead of Hill Day on November 7, the CCA has launched its industry call to action urging the federal government to partner with the Canadian construction industry on building a strong foundation for a stronger Canada. Through the CCA's platform, the Construction Action Network, the CCA is asking partners, affiliates and members to send a letter to your MP about the importance of partnering with the industry to address specific strategic changes.

To send your letter, please click here. To read the CCA's full press release, please click here.

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The IHSA’s official position is that both COR 2020 and ISO 45001 (accredited) can assist in creating safe and healthy workplaces, as stated by Ken Rayner (VP, Market Development and Communications).

To listen to episode 65 of the IHSA Safety Podcast, please click here.

Whether you are a health and safety inspector, member of the joint health and safety committee, a
third-party H&S consultant, or someone who has pointed out an unsafe situation, you've likely
experienced some push back from workplace parties while trying to make your workplace safer. 

Please click here to read the full report.

High-quality workplace health and safety training is now more accessible than ever.
Until March 31, 2024, Ontario businesses in the construction, transportation, and electrical utilities industries can access more than two-dozen of IHSA’s online training programs for free.
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In the Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law, attendees 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. Developed for the construction industry and legal professionals, this information-packed and highly practical program will highlight real-world situations to enhance learning and provide ample opportunity for questions and class discussion.

WeirFoulds Construction Lawyers Krista Chaytor and Jeff Scorgie return with Tools for Success: Season 6 - a comprehensive five-part practical webinar series designed to highlight the latest changes and developments that impact the construction industry. The webinar series also features various guest speakers, and registration is complimentary! 

Webinar details are as follows:

  • AI in Construction - Oct. 19, 2023, 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM - click here to register.
  • Construction Insurance - Nov. 2, 2023, 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM - click here to register.
  • Construction Liens - Nov. 16, 2023, 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM - click here to register.
  • Modular Construction - Nov. 30, 2023, 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM - click here to register.

Norm Keith, Partner, Employment and Labour Law at KPMG Law LLP, has been named OHS Lawyer of the Year for 2023 at OHS Honours, the national health and safety competition from OHS Canada.

A trailblazer and well-know figure in OHS, Keith has appeared at the Supreme Court of Canada three times and authored a dozen books over his career that spans four decades. He has seen a big evolution in workplace safety during that time — some good, some bad.

Please click here to read the full article. 


The Supply Chain Management Association Ontario (SCMAO) will be hosting the first ever Canadian Construction Procurement Conference, occurring on November 16, 2023. Giovanni Cautillo, OGCA President, will be moderating the panel on Skilled and Unskilled Labour Shortage and Increasing Labour Costs, addressing crucial topics like government collaboration, trade workforce attraction, resource risk areas, union partnerships, risk management, and community engagement.

Register here!




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There is significant confusion among construction industry leaders in Ontario over the City of Toronto’s procurement policy when it comes to safety accreditation. Toronto accepts both the Certificate of Recognition (COR) certification and the ISO 45001 certification; despite the fact it isn’t explicitly stated in the city’s procurement policy.
Attached is a recent decision of the Divisional Court, reviewing and upholding a WSIAT decision, that gives a construction worker who was driving home after the end of the workday and impaired by alcohol to a criminal threshold, a lifetime of WSIB benefits after he caused a single vehicle accident (he drove off the road and rolled the vehicle). He was seriously injured and permanently disabled.
Norm Keith, Partner at KPMG Law LLP, claims this will cost his clients (and the construction industry) millions of dollars.
He is urging OGCA members to review this case and consider the following:
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