A COVID-19 UPDATE TO MEMBERSHIP - Thursday, April 9, 2020
CCA Requesting Modifications to the
75% Wage Subsidy Program
Members of the construction industry have said that the wage subsidy program will not benefit them because the revenue reduction requirement of 30 per cent may not occur within the current eligible period of March-May or it may not reflect the reality of their business. Click HERE for full details.
CCA's "Navigating COVID-19" Webinar:
Contracts, Protections & Risks for Construction
W hen: Thursday, April 16, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

  • Are you legally responsible for losses stemming from the outbreak or entitled for relief from it
  • The importance of giving prompt written notice to owners and what steps to take to mitigate the impact
  • How owners are likely to treat claims for additional time, money etc.
  • Practical strategies that companies can implement and the proactive steps to deal with potential price escalations

Registration and Details HERE
Take 30 Seconds – Send an Auto Message to Your MP Regarding Construction Cost Reimbursement
COCA Echoes CCA Message to Members
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.
Ontario Accelerates Essential Construction Projects During COVID-19
Extending Construction Hours Will Help Keep Ontario Workers Safe
In response to the outbreak of COVID-19, Ontario is extending construction hours for essential construction projects, like critical projects in the health care sector, to 24 hours a day. Work on new hospital builds, expansions, and COVID-19 assessment centres will be able to continue any time of the night or day in order to help accelerate the construction of these important projects and enable employers to take additional steps to protect the health and safety of workers on these job sites. Click HERE for complete article
NCA Virtual Commissioning - Update
The NCA has successfully been able to provide virtual commissioning of statutory declarations to members, via "video conferencing" and cell phone and/or email. Click HERE for updated details.
Gold Seal Update
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Gold Seal Certification program new applications suspended April 8 to 30, 2020: click HERE for details (article courtesy of OGCA).

CCA Gold Seal info/updates HERE
Free COVID-19 Webinars Continue
Sherrard Kuzz LLP and Kennaley Construction Law continue to offer free weekly webinars (on Tuesdays) 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