October 18, 2021
Government improving access to care for local patients and families
October 17, 2021
Enwin Covid Protocols - https://mailchi.mp/wca/enwin-covid-protocols
October 16, 2021
October 12, 2021
The Gordie Howe International Bridge project team invites local businesses and companies to the
Gordie Howe International Bridge Project Procurement Summits to learn about upcoming contracting
opportunities. Virtually meet Bridging North America (BNA) representatives, learn about project timing,
BNA's procurement process and upcoming opportunities. Disadvantaged Business Enterprises
(DBEs) are encouraged to attend.
September 30, 2021
Attached you will find information from the City of Windsor regarding the City Council approved a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. This policy applies to all City contractors who attend indoor City facilities.
September 20, 2021
Read the article from CBC with Jim Lyons here
September 3, 2021
As no doubt many of you are aware by now, our clients on many of our projects have now mandated that ALL individuals who are present on their properties are to be screened for Vaccinations, or in lieu of the Vaccination, have mandated that 2 times per week the results of Rapid Testing will be required for all workers not yet fully vaccinated in order to access to such job sites. https://mailchi.mp/wca/how-to-acquire-free-rapid-test-kits
September 1, 2021
Premier Doug Ford, today announced a proof of vaccination program starting September 22nd.
As of this date, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with photo ID to access certain public settings and facilities. This approach focuses on higher-risk indoor public settings where face coverings cannot always be worn and includes:
- Restaurants and bars (excluding outdoor patios, as well as delivery and takeout);
- Nightclubs (including outdoor areas of the establishment);
- Meeting and event spaces, such as banquet halls and conference/convention centres;
- Facilities used for sports and fitness activities and personal fitness training, such as gyms, fitness and recreational facilities with the exception of youth recreational sport;
- Sporting events;
- Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments;
- Concerts, music festivals, theatres and cinemas;
- Strip clubs, bathhouses and sex clubs;
- Racing venues (e.g., horse racing).
These mandatory requirements would not apply to outdoor settings where the risk of transmission is lower, including patios, with the exception of outdoor nightclub spaces given the risk associated with the setting. In addition, these requirements will not apply to settings where people receive medical care, food from grocery stores, medical supplies and the like. Aligned with public health measures currently in place, indoor masking policies will continue to remain in place.
The complete news release is below and can be found online at https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000779/ontario-to-require-proof-of-vaccination-in-select-settings
August 24, 2021
The Windsor Construction Association Board of Directors is pleased to offer to the members of the WCA and HCA a new valuable, member feature.
We know many of you are looking to hire new staff, from in house employees such as estimators, project managers, or office staff, to shop workers, warehousemen, drivers, to tradesmen of all kinds and we are aware of the challenges you are facing to find the right new hire.
Ontario Makes COVID-19 Vaccination Policies Mandatory for High-Risk Settings (including contractors)
August 18, 2021
Ontario is putting the brakes on any further reopening ahead of a "difficult fall and winter" as the province reveals new vaccine policies for high-risk settings.
July 22, 2021
The policy is still under review for projects less than $50,000 and the City is seeking feedback regarding the policy for Council feedback during the 2022 budget process.
The Fair Wage Policy and Schedule can be found here and feedback can be provided here
July 15, 2021
Effective July 19, 2021, the City of Windsor will enter Stage 3 of the COVID-19 three (3) stage re-opening framework. As the City begins to move towards re-opening its office, the Building Division will continue to remain open for business and maintain strategic modifications that are in place for the Building Division operations. Beginning Monday, July 19th we will begin accepting in-person inquiries by appointment only.
Please see the attached document for details on our current processes and service model.
We will continue to keep you informed of any changes of updates.
July 9, 2021
Thanks to the tireless efforts of our frontline heroes, and the ongoing commitment of Ontarians to get vaccinated, we have surpassed the targets outlined in the province’s Roadmap to Reopen. In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health the Ontario government is moving the province into Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021.
June 7, 2021
The Province announced today that Ontario will move into Step One on the Roadmap to reopen this Friday, June 11.
May 21, 2021
May 20, 2021
April 27, 2021
April 19, 2021
The Ontario government has finally updated its definition of essential construction under its latest stay-at-home order.
The order, which came into effect shortly after midnight on April 17, places stricter restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19. Construction, which has largely been unaffected by provincial measures since the end of the spring 2020 lockdown, is one of those activities that has been curtailed under the new order.
April 16, 2021
We have been asked by the Ministry of Transportation to circulate the following information to members. This is all the information we have received and any questions should be directed to the MTO.
April 15, 2021
April 7, 2021
April 1, 2021
Please see link below
March 1, 2021
Effective April 8, 2021, the Province will move into a 4 week ‘Stay at Home Order’. City Hall will remain closed to the public until further notice.
The Building Division will continue to remain open for business and maintain strategic modifications that are in place for the Building Division operations.
Permits will continue to be reviewed, issued and inspected for all types of construction. Please review the attached documents for more information.
We will continue to keep you informed of any changes of updates.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
February 8, 2021
January 15, 2021
Please see from the Government
January 13, 2021
The attached document has been posted on the Government website. Construction specific information starts on page 23 and confirms the list of essential construction services that was circulated earlier to members.
Please note that the information contained in this document is intended to communicate a summary of information about measures proposed to come into effect in Ontario or in areas of Ontario between Tuesday January 12, 2021 and Thursday, January 14, 2021. The material is not legal advice and does not purport to be or to provide an interpretation of the law. In the event of any conflict or difference between this summary information and any applicable legislation or regulation, the legislation or regulation prevails.
September 28, 2020
On Friday, September 25, 2020, the Government of Ontario amended O. Reg 364/20, effective Saturday September 26, 2020. This Regulation sets out the Rules for Areas in Stage 3.
April 21, 2020
The Council of Ontario Construction Associations (COCA) has been lobbying on behalf of the industry on four main issues stemming from the CORVID19 pandemic
October 23, 2019
The Link2Build Layperson's Guide to the Construction Act
This guide helps you understand and adapt to Ontario's new Construction Act, which came into full effect October 1st.