A COVID-19 UPDATE TO MEMBERSHIP - Monday, April 20, 2020
Your Action Is Needed!
Send This Letter to MPP's (takes 30 seconds) to Achieve Relief from Delay Claims
The Council of Ontario Construction Associations (COCA) is your voice at Queen’s Park.

COCA is seeking relief for contractors like you from delay claims that have been caused by the COVID19 pandemic. Because their usual methods of lobbying have been curtailed as a result of the pandemic, COCA has turned to a digital advocacy tool. If you have not already done so,   please click here   and enter your home address and your email address and send a message supporting COCA to your MPP. It is simple and takes about 30 seconds of your time. We encourage you in the strongest way possible to participate. And after you do, forward this message to your work colleagues, your workers and everyone you know in the industry. Please help out.
The more people from our industry that participate, the much greater is the chance of securing the relief our industry needs. Many thanks for your help.
OGCA Now Presenting Free Weekly
"Best Practices" Webinars
Beginning this week, the OGCA will be presenting best practices webinars delivered by their members on important health and safety challenges via Zoom Meeting. This week's installment will be, Sharing Best Practices to Manage COVID-19” featuring League of Champions health and safety professionals.

When: Thursday, April 23rd
Time: 1:30PM
Register: HERE until April 22
Details / Upcoming Speakers: HERE
Niagara and Ontario Job Market Results for March 2020

Click HERE for the report from the FAO (Financial Accountability Office of Ontario)
Click HERE for the report from the
Niagara Region.
(Niagara Economic Rapid Response team) for business assistance
Send an Auto Message to Your MP Regarding Construction Cost Reimbursement
The CCA has made this a 30-second exercise for its members. Request the federal government to alleviate some of the financial pressure the industry is experiencing by creating an Emergency COVID-19 Construction Cost Reimbursement Program . MP's need to hear from construction companies on this. Click HERE to view the CCA email , then c lick on the blue button which will link you to an auto-template; just fill in your details and your MP's information will automatically be added.
CCA - A Summary of COVID-19 Actions & Support
CCA has been working tirelessly on your behalf as the COVID-19 situation across the country rapidly changes. They are working not just to secure immediate financial support and relevant resources, but also to ensure the viability of the industry as Canada mobilizes for recovery. Construction will play a significant role and we must ensure our members can withstand this pandemic. Click HERE for details and CCA's video summary.
NCA Virtual Commissioning - Update
The NCA is able to provide virtual commissioning of statutory declarations to members, via "video conferencing" and cell phone and/or email. Click HERE for updated details.
Free COVID-19 Webinars Continue
Sherrard Kuzz LLP and Kennaley Construction Law continue to offer free weekly webinars (on Tuesdays, 9AM) concerning the impact on of COVID-19 on the construction industry. 
  • Click HERE to register
  • Past presentations can be downloaded HERE
Niagara Area Building Inspections, Permits, Planning Offices - Update by Municipality
The NCA has compiled updates from Niagara's municipal building and planning departments, including building inspections, building permits, planners' availability, and more. Click HERE .
REPORT YOUR STATUS - COVID-19 Niagara Construction Job-Site/
Office Closures/Restrictions/Business Notices

To assist our members in sharing the status of their companies/projects at this time, we are posting your  job-sites and/or office closures, business notices and/or restrictions  here  .

Please complete form  here   for us to post the information on our website  or tag us with your changes on Facebook and/or Twitter. Or, just  email  and let us know your updated information.
The Niagara Construction Association (NCA) is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and will do what we can to ensure members have up-to-date information by communicating through e-blast, social media posts, and  COVID-19 RESOURCES. (please navigate the drop-down menu for industry-specific news, updates, information, and links).
Please do not hesitate to contact me at karin@niagaraconstruction.org with any concerns or questions, or suggestions to our website/eblast COVID-19 information.

Thank You,

Karin Sheldrick
General Manager