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Volume 10 | May 26, 2021
Thank you, for attending ECAO's 2021 Virtual Social Event and Annual General Meeting
ECAO Welcomes New President!

ECAO Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ken Crawford as President of the Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO), effective May 20, 2021.

Ken Crawford President of C&M Electric, has been actively involved in both the electrical industry and C&M Electric for over 35 years.

Ken is also very active with the Electrical Contractors Association of Ottawa, Ottawa Construction Association and the ECAO.

ECAO, our Board, Executive, and staff are looking forward to continuing our upward trajectory with Ken as our President!

Thank You, Brad!

Brad Walker was appointed ECAO President in October 2019. Brad is the Area Manager for Laframboise Group based in Long Sault Ontario, with offices based in the US.

We want to thank Brad for navigating the ECAO during the COVID-19 Pandemic and working to keep Ontario’s ECAO Electrical Contractors working safely during this challenging time.

During his tenure as ECAO President, Brad has led the ECAO in a new strategic direction with the launch of ECAO’s new Mission and Vision Statements.

Thank you, Brad!
Please Click Here to see our New Executive Committee, 2021 Board of Directors and 2020 Annual Report.
Project Artemis- Lunar Outpost Disaster Scenario

Congratulations to the Winners!
Once again, a huge shout out to our Sponsors:

Ontario Announces Roadmap to Reopen
The Province has announced the three-step plan to safely and cautiously reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures. Most of the construction remains open with a few limitations for some commercial projects.

The plan is based on:
  • the provincewide vaccination rate
  • improvements in key public health and health care indicators

To view the Full Plan: Click Here
Featured Spotlight
Join us for a Webinar: "Focusing on Mental Health in the Workplace"
Please join us on June 09, 2021, for ECAO’s Future Leaders Advisory Council (FLAC) Complimentary Webinar on "Focusing on Mental Health in the Workplace" by Nathan Kolar who is an expert in mental health field.

The event is Sponsored by T.P Electric and Marsh Canada.

Diversity & Inclusion Column
Time for Change
Amplifying the voices of Black leaders

Paid Infectious Disease Emergency Leave Frequently Asked Questions
On April 29, 2021, the Government of Ontario passed Bill 284, the COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act, 2021. This legislation amends the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) to provide time off (paid and unpaid) for COVID-19-related matters, including vaccination.
Please review the Frequently Asked Questions on Bill 284 developed by Sherrard Kuzz LLP Employment and Labour Lawyers.

Get Free Rapid Tests
Picture: CTV News
The Ministry of Health is offering to help employers ramp up their COVID 19 testing to help stop the spread of COVID-19 on work sites.

 To find out if on-site testing is right for you:

For more Details and Eligibility: Click Here
COVID Rapid Testing by Employers
The Ministry of Health has provided some guidance documents for employers who want to set up a rapid testing program.

To view the full Guidance Document: Click Here
New Skilled Trades Ontario to replace Ontario College of Trades
The Ontario government has announced that a new Crown agency to be known as Skilled Trades Ontario will replace the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT). The new act is designed to make the province’s skilled trades and apprentice system easier to navigate, as well as more accessible.