NCA Members: Need a Stat Dec signed? Virtual Commissioning of Oaths is now available - its quick and easy to set up. Please EMAIL HERE for instructions.
A COVID-19 UPDATE TO MEMBERSHIP - Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Niagara Health Foundation Needs PPE; Personal "Thank You" to our Healthcare Workers

The outpouring of donations from throughout the Niagara region has been nothing short of inspiring

PPE items being accepted: Surgical or procedural gloves (unopened), N95 masks, face shields, white Tyvek suits, eye protection (safety goggles, safety glasses), disposable surgical gowns, reusable respirators with filters, nitro gloves (unopened), shoe covers. 

To make monetary donations to assist in sourcing PPE please contact Holly Calvert . And is a hub for PPE donations, financial donations for urgently needed COVID19 related hospital equipment, a link to NH information on COVID19.

You can leave a message to our amazing healthcare professionals at NH HERE .
Now more than ever:
Mental health resources and tools
Now, more than ever, it is important to ensure you are taking steps to promote and protect your own mental health, as well as the mental health of your workforce. Click HERE for webinars, videos, resources, tips and websites (many free).

"Essential Workplaces" - Construction
  • To view "Legal Review of Essential Workplaces List - What Work Can Continue" from the Ontario Sewer & Watermain Construction Association, click HERE .

  • To view "What Construction Can Continue in Ontario after April 4, 2020" from Kennaley Construction Law ,click HERE .

  • You can find the Ontario Government's list of essential workplaces HERE; scroll down for "Construction."

  • Operational sites and construction workforce will be under closer scrutiny; click HERE for a template letter in MS Word that can be used to confirm that your employee is working on a construction site that is deemed 'essential'. Our thanks to the Ottawa Construction Association for the template.

  • Click HERE for a company site Inspection checklist Template in MS WORD, courtesy of Alberici Constructors. 

  • Click HERE for "Construction site health and safety during COVID-19" from Ontario Government
CCA Urges Government to Create Emergency Construction Cost Reimbursement Program
The CCA is requesting the federal government to alleviate some of the financial pressure the industry is experiencing by creating an Emergency COVID-19 Construction Cost Reimbursement Program, and urges construction companies to contact their MP's, as well. Click HERE to view the email and how to submit your own action letter.
COCA Round Up: Relief from Project Delay Claims, Holdbacks, Adjudication Onesheet & WSIB Update
  • Response to Ontario Government for Relief from Project Delay: COCA’s Executive Committee developed the attached letter to the government of Ontario calling for immediate action to address the need for relief from project delay claims as a result of COVID19 and an exemption from O Reg 73/20 under the Emergency Act that will allow holdback to flow as normal.

  • Surety Association of Canada on Holdbacks: Click HERE for the media release from the Surety Association of Canada (SAC) with regards to their association’s concern related to Ontario’s Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act suspending limitation periods in any legislation, regulation, order or by-law and its impact during the COVID-19 crisis pertaining to the release of holdback bonds on construction projects.

  • Adjudication Onesheet from ODACC: Click HERE for an information sheet on Adjudication Under Ontario’s Construction Act (as of October 1, 2019) from Ontario Dispute Adjudication for Construction Contracts (ODACC).

  • COVID-19 WSIB cost update: The Office of the Employer Advisor has circulated an email that follows up on the WSIB announcement of last week. Click HERE for the the email.
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
Legal Perspective:
FAQ Update for Employers on COVID-19
Information changes daily (sometimes within a day), including the details of the various government initiatives, announcements and regulations.  

Click HERE for the FAQ for Employers dated April 3, 2020 - from Sherrard Kuzz LLP.
Contractors' Donations Help NHS Crunch
"Not only did Stolk email some 200 business contacts in an effort to help out, he went through his own company’s supply and found 150 masks, which he gave to...the Niagara Health System." Many of our members responded to Stolk's outreach. Thank you, NCA Members! You make us proud. Read full article HERE
NIA Raises the Call for Masks
The NIA has raised more than $80,000 to support the Niagara Health Foundation, but they are still looking for more companies that may be in a position to support the NHF so they can begin allocating funds to the necessary equipment. This equipment will be used by someone in our community. This person may be a friend, family member, or even one of us…. during a time our generation will never forget. Please notify Wendy or John with your donation; the NIA's donation will take place at day's end on Wednesday, April 8.
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 with any concerns or questions, or suggestions to our website/eblast COVID-19 information.

Thank You,

Karin Sheldrick
General Manager