Ontario Investing $9.8 Million in Planning for a New Hospital for Windsor-Essex

October 18, 2021

Government improving access to care for local patients and families

 

Enwin Covid 19 Vaccine Protocol

October 17, 2021

Enwin Covid Protocols - https://mailchi.mp/wca/enwin-covid-protocols

2021 Vendor Summit Update

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.

https://mailchi.mp/wca/gordie-howe-bridge2021-vendor-summit-update

City Council approved  COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, City of Windsor

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. 

Construction boom leads to shortage of workers

September 20, 2021

Read the article from CBC with Jim Lyons here

How to Acquire Free Rapid Test Kits

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

Ontario to Require Proof of Vaccination in Select Settings

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

 

 

New Career Portal

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.

City of Sarnia Fair Wage Policy

July 22, 2021

The City of Sarnia is reaching out to the area construction associations that have members that are active bidders with the City of Sarnia to provide an update to a new Fair Wage Policy and Schedule that will now be applied to City of Sarnia projects moving forward costing over$50,000.
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

City of Windsor COVID-19 Service Updates - Effective July 19, 2021

July 15, 2021

City of Windsor COVID-19 Service Updates - Effective July 19, 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.

Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen

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.

Ontario to Move to Step One of Roadmap to Reopen on June 11

June 7, 2021

The Province announced today that Ontario will move into Step One on the Roadmap to reopen this Friday, June 11.

Update: essential construction defined

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.

Vaccine Rollouts in Individual Public Health Units & Provincial Antigen Testing

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.

Ontario Implements Provincewide Emergency Brake

April 1, 2021

Please see link below

City of Windsor Building Fees Update

March 11, 2021

Fees Update Document

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COVID-19 Temporary Services Updates- Effective April 8, 2021 , City of Windsor

March 1, 2021

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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.

Safety Plan and Covid Safety

January 15, 2021

Please see from the Government

https://mailchi.mp/wca/safety-plan-covid-safety

Construction Update for January 2021 Covid Update

January 13, 2021

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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.

Daily COVID-19 Screening Now Required in Ontario Workplaces - September 26 2020

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.  

COCA Advocacy

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

The Link2Build Layperson's Guide to the Construction Act

October 23, 2019

The Link2Build Layperson's Guide to the Construction Act

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This guide helps you understand and adapt to Ontario's new Construction Act, which came into full effect October 1st.