A COVID-19 UPDATE TO MEMBERSHIP - March 26, 2020
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.
Emergency Financial Aid & Support from Federal Government Announced

  • Canadians who have lost their job, are sick, quarantined, or taking care of someone who is sick with COVID-19
  • working parents who must stay home without pay to care for children who are sick or home because of school or daycare closures
  • wage earners, contract workers, and self-employed people not otherwise eligible for EI
  • workers who are still employed but not receiving income due to disruptions to their work because of COVID-19

Many existing benefits and services have been amended and increased.

Click HERE for full details
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 .
WSIB Update / COVID-19 Compensation
The WSIB Ontario has closed their offices to the public, but are continuing to pay all wage-loss benefits and have ensured all loss-of-earning (LOE) benefits are up to date.
They also have staff in place to help manage any new claims as quickly as possible. 

The Ontario Government is enabling $1.9 billion in relief (through the WSIB) for employers to reduce the financial strain on business brought on by COVID-19. The measure will see premium payments deferred for six months for all businesses in the province.

For full WSIB details , CLICK HERE .

For media release from Ontario Government, CLICK HERE
An Urgent Appeal for Masks
President and CEO of the Niagara Health Foundation Roger Ali has made an appeal for companies and residents to donate any masks they may have in their shops or workplaces. He says they are taking any and all masks, whether they are N95 /respirator or surgical, and they will let hospitals decide which ones they can use.

Our health care community is our front line to getting this pandemic under control, and the shortage of these masks is a major detriment to everyone who works in the health industry.

We are appealing to the construction industry because many contractors
and trade contractors use these particular masks.

Please contact: Karin Sheldrick to arrange delivery. Thank you in advance for your support, and please stay safe and healthy.
A big shout out to Pec Roof Maintenance, Regional Doors and Hardware, and our other member who requested to remain anonymous for their selfless donations. Thank you for your generosity!
Anonymous
Member Donor
NCA COVID-19 RESOURCES
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 905-682-6661 or email karin@niagaraconstruction.org with any concerns or questions, or suggestions to our website/eblast COVID-19 information.

We are currently open for business as per our regular hours Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, but please always CALL AHEAD as this could change quickly, and to ensure a commissioner of oaths is available.

Thank You,

Karin Sheldrick
General Manager
www.niagaraconstruction.org