Ontario General Contractors Association

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.

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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 by clicking this link, and it will run through October.

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

Visit https://canada.constructconnect.com/dcn/news/labour/2022/09/ocs-constructionlab-collaborate-on-labour-relations-fundamentals-course to view the full article online.

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.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/oga-nwl/pdf/Procurement_Day_2022_-_Flyer_-_issued_2022-09-21.pdf to view the full article online.

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.


English recording

French recording

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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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OGCA Tech Check
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.

Visit https://www.ihsa.ca/smallbusiness to view the full article online.

Member News
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) report has been provided to the OGCA.  

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Five reasons to say goodbye to spreadsheets
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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 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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