May 11, 2021


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  • Membership Benefit - Education and Professional Development
  • Industry News
  • Members' Spotlight
  • TCA Updates
  • TCIC Upcoming Courses
HUB International Virtual Summit - Register Now!

2021 is the year of the "big re·set" and employers must respond to employees changing needs and expectations. Join HUB International’s Virtual Summit where we will explore today’s most pressing workforce issues. This summit will provide actionable insights on how to re·align your strategies to have the most meaningful impact for your employees.Register Here.
CPO, stakeholders work on plan for construction vaccine clinics

Construction stakeholders from across the province are working with Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer Ron Kelusky to hammer together a plan to install COVID-19 vaccination clinics at two or more construction workplaces.

EllisDon would host a clinic at its offices in Mississauga and Modern Niagara’s headquarters in Vaughan would be the site for a second clinic if multiple issues can be worked out, Kelusky said May 6, with representatives of the Ottawa Construction Association and other firms in Ontario also involved in discussions to co-ordinate plans with local public health authorities.

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Safety is not proprietary: Five ways to build a stronger safety culture

As leaders, ensuring every worker safely returns home at the end of the day is constantly at the forefront of our minds and takes continued due diligence. With Safety Week getting underway, now is the time to develop a suitable plan for your company to achieve maximum safety awareness, educate and protect against COVID-19, and significantly reduce the number of incidents, accidents and near misses.

Safety Week is an industry-wide event dedicated to educating and increasing awareness in the workplace across Canada and the United States.

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Construction labour market indicators nearing pre-pandemic levels

Several of construction’s key labour market indicators are back to within touching distance of pre-pandemic levels, the latest Labour Force Survey (LFS) data published by Statistics Canada shows.

In its monthly report, the national agency found that employment across all industries rose by 303,000 (+1.6%) in March, and had risen to within 1.5% of its February 2020 level. Construction, which reported an increase of 24,900 workers, was among those sectors reporting gains.

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Ontario to Modernize and Streamline Apprenticeship Training

The Ontario government is introducing new measures to help tradespeople get their certification from one reliable, streamlined destination through a new Crown agency, Skilled Trades Ontario, that would replace the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT).

Under the proposed legislation, Skilled Trades Ontario would become the province’s industry-informed training authority to lead the promotion, research and development of the latest apprenticeship training and curriculum standards.

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Digitizing healthcare delivery: New Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital a case study in collaboration and smart construction

Nowhere has the trend towards optimizing digital integration within a building been more realized than in the healthcare sector, where large public-private-partnerships provide the scope and resources to combine leading-edge clinical technology with intelligent mechanical and electrical services to provide the ultimate in patient-centred care.

The new Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital is the first hospital built in the City of Vaughan — located immediately north of Toronto — and it is the first all-new hospital constructed in Ontario in more than 30 years.

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Toronto Community Benefits Network launches first annual Building Diversity Awards and recognition program

Toronto Community Benefits Network in partnership with community, labour and construction industry partners says it has launched the first annual province-wide Building Diversity Awards (BDA) and Recognition Program.

According to the Ontario Construction Secretariat only two per cent of unionized skilled trades workforce are females, and 11 per cent are visible minorities.

Industry associations like the Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) have embraced Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) as a way to bridge the economic divide.

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Members' Spotlight:
Canada's Best Managed Companies 2021

TCA would like to congratulate the member companies highlighted below on this remarkable achievement!
PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
Important TCA Updates

FREE VIRTUAL SEMINAR! TCA Environmental Committee presents: Build & Design Better: Smart and Sustainable Buildings for a Changing GTA - The time is now! REGISTER NOW and don't miss it!
When: May 19, 2021 
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Zoom

Click here for the full details and to register.
May is TCA Safety Month—Please Share Your Health & Safety Practices With Us! #Safety is Everyone's Job
May is TCA Safety Month. Ensuring that everyone in our industry goes home safe to their families at the end of each day should be at the forefront of everyone's mind.

What can you do to raise the bar for Safety?

  • Challenge the status quo
  • Take part in TCA Safety Month (May) follow us @TCA_Connect and share your safety stories and tag us, and use #TCASafetyMonth 
  • Join the League of Champions to use as your lever to improve safety culture at your company

When it comes to safety, awareness is the key to prevention!
Contact: Vishawn Thompson via email:
TCIC Upcoming Courses
May 12, 19 & 26 | Wednesday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

May 12 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

May 13, 20, 27 & Jun 3 | Wednesday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

May 18 | Tuesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

For more details, please click here, or contact: 
Faith Chen, Senior Manager, TCIC/Professional Development