Ontario General Contractors Association

On March 29, 2017, OGCA President Clive Thurston will be addressing the Construction Community at a session presented by PMI Toronto Chapter . Please click the headline for the information and instructions on how to register.

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/oga-nwl/pdf/PMI-SOC-CC_EVENT_(03_29_2017_).pdf to view the full article online.

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Industry News
As of April 1, 2017, companies must have applied for Certificate of Recognition (COR) to bid on traditionally-delivered projects with a construction value above $10 million.

Companies looking to partner with Infrastructure Ontario (IO) on larger, traditionally-delivered construction projects need to be aware of new requirements that take effect in 2017.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/oga-nwl/articles/index.asp?aid=430910&issueID=52769 to view the full article online.

After more than 40 years as a litigation counsel, Harvey Kirsh will focus exclusively as an independent and full-time arbitrator and mediator of construction disputes and claims.

Kirsh’s experience as an alternative dispute resolution neutral includes international and domestic claims relating to the construction of pipelines, oil sands projects, solar power projects, commercial roofing, copper mines, sewage systems, military bases, hospitals, breweries and residential housing.

Congratulations to Rob and Jess. On March 9, Governor General David Johnson presented them each with the Meritorious Service Cross at a ceremony in London. It recognized many years of service through MySafeWork, working with students, workers and employers to tell the story of their loss, and inspire excellence in workplace health and safety.

Their message has moved hundreds of thousands of persons from across Canada and the US and has helped to establish a health and safety culture.

OGCA started a relationship with Rob and MySafeWork over three years ago and they have been able to reach out and touch many of our members and their employees. The creation of the League of Champions last year has helped to take the message across the Ontario construction industry in a short period of time.

Their achievement without a doubt has resulted in other families not having to face the same loss that they suffered. This is an outstanding recognition of the service they have given and this presentation was an act of gratitude to them from the people of Canada.

OGCA's recent Leadership Day stirred up some comments in the Daily Commercial News. Click the headline to read the full article.

Visit http://dailycommercialnews.com/en-US/OHS/News/2017/2/OGCA-leadership-conference-hits-home-safety-message-1022056W/ to view the full article online.

On Friday, March 3, 2017, OGCA, in partnership with IHSA, held its Annual COR™ Open House & Leadership Day Conference. Leadership Day is designed to cultivate leadership in Health and Safety. It aims to improve and support Health and Safety initiatives, while promoting a safety culture among its members and providing a platform to share best practices and future announcements in safety-related initiatives occurring in the construction industry.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/oga-nwl/articles/index.asp?aid=430881&issueID=52769 to view the full article online.

Safety Week is only a few months away and we are encouraging those who are planning events to plan ahead.

Those wishing to reserve Rob Ellis to speak at your upcoming event, please reserve your dates as soon as possible.

League members, don’t forget that the League of Champions has swag for purchase to give away as prizes.

To keep OGCA and The LOC engaged in your upcoming safety events, tweet us by using hashtag #LOCsafetyevents.This year’s theme is Hand Safety.

For more information or if you should have any questions, contact Lyndsy Miceli at lyndsy@ogca.ca

Member News
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of the wife of Michael Assal (Taplen Construction) - Gill Alexander-Assal. She was the mother of two children - Torin (14) and Konstantine (11), and will be greatly missed.

Memorial donations can be made to the GoFundMe campaign for Torin and Konstantine at

Visit https://www.gofundme.com/gillalexanderassal to view the full article online.

Please be reminded that all OGCA member companies and employees of member companies, are eligible to participate in a Group Home and Auto Insurance Program. This program is also open to spouses and dependent children.

Administered by Marsh Canada Limited, and underwritten by Aviva Traders, the program provides you with access to home and auto insurance rates at competitive group rates. Features include:

• A monthly payment plan with no service fees.

• 24-hour emergency claims service.

• Unlimited telephone assistance for legal, home, and health issues.

• Optional accident forgiveness.

For a no-obligation quote, call Marsh’s Private Client Services at 1-877-476-6727 or visit them at www.marsh.ca/quote to submit your policy expiry dates. Their licensed brokers will be pleased to provide you with a quote and answer your questions.

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