A COVID-19 UPDATE TO MEMBERSHIP - Monday, June 15, 2020
More People Can Get Back to Work as Additional Businesses and Services to Reopen This Week
More people will be able to get back to work as additional businesses and services in certain regions across Ontario can begin reopening this Friday. The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and local medical officers of health, is enabling more regions of the province to enter Stage 2 of the government's reopening framework. These regions are able to reopen due to positive trends of key public health indicators at the local level, including lower transmission of COVID19, sufficient hospital health system capacity, local public health capacity to assist with rapid case and contact management, and a significant increase in testing provincially. Click HERE for full release.
Version 5 of CCA's COVID-19 Standardized Protocols for all Canadian Construction Sites

Version 5 of CCA's COVID-19 Standardized Protocols for all Canadian Construction Sites is available. In addition to several other additions, this version includes new directions on keeping records of all close-proximity work on site.

Click HERE .
Free Financial Guidance Hotline for
Small Business Owners
The Canadian government has a hotline for entrepreneurs and small business owners including not-for-profit organizations and charities - The Business Resilience Service - providing free customized financial guidance for small business owners. Call 1-866-989-1080, 7 days a week, to speak with an accountant or business advisor.
Free COVID19 Webinars for Construction / H&S
Requirements and Best Practices for Reopening Your Business
 J une 16th, 2:30PM-3:30PM

Guest Speak Lori Shepherd shares her expertise via Zoom to help you reopen your business safely. She is a Regional Community Coordinator with Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS). Click HERE to register.
COVID19 Return to the Workplace Virtual Conference
June 16, 8AM-5PM

Designed for organizational leaders, RTWp will explore how COVID19 has impacted the people we work with, the places we work, and the things we do at work. LEARN how the pandemic has created the next normal for businesses, INTERACT with experts for guidance on how to navigate return to the workplace during COVID19, and hear about innovations to help you LEAD in keeping employees and customers healthy and safe. Click HERE t o register.
Labour Employment and HR Hotspots in Working with COVID-19
June 17, 3:00PM - 4:30PM

The Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development Monte McNaughton will lead off the session and will speak to the government’s support of business and safe workplaces during COVID19, followed by two presentations from safety, labour and human rights construction lawyers Norm Keith from Fasken Martineau and Mike Sherrard of Sherrard Kuzz.

We now face the challenge of keeping our workforce safe, with employment and human rights requirements which did not exist only three months ago. The discussion will include:
• Occupational Health and Safety Challenges,
• Human Rights concerns,
• Employment/ Reemployment,
• Union- Management Challenges, and more.

For more details click HERE ; registe r HERE.
Free Summary of Financial Support & Assistance Programs from FirstOntario Credit Union
FirstOntario's Community Assistance Program provides information to Members who have been impacted by COVID19 and summarizes
some of the financial support and assistance programs available. Get the resource HERE .
Free COVID19 Safety Training from
4S Consulting
To help employers keep their workers safe from COVID19 and minimize workplace transmission, 4S Consulting is offering free COVID19 online training. This is their contribution to flatten the curve. Click HERE for details.
Ontario's Workplace PPE Supplier Directory
The Workplace PPE Supplier Directory lists Ontario companies that are ready to supply PPE.

  • If you have a ready supply of PPEs or are looking for PPEs, please note the directory HERE.

  • The directory includes information on industry exchanges/platforms. If your organization has a PPE exchange or platform and you would like it listed on the website, please confirm by emailing ontariotogether@ontario.ca and provide the following information:
  • Your organization’s PPE exchange/platform name, as you would like it to appear on the directory
  • Website link
IHSA COVID19 Safety Resources Available Online
IHSA has created a COVID19 resource page to provide information to its members. This page is updated on a regular basis. Here you will find materials designed to keep you safe on:

COVID19 Links & Resources from CCA
For a list of construction-specific, up-to-date information covering latest news & announcements, guidance & best practice documents, and financial/government subsidies/support, click HERE.
COVID19 Links & Resources from COCA
For a list of construction-specific, up-to-date information covering latest news & announcements, guidance & best practice documents, and financial/government subsidies/support, click HERE.
Province of Ontario COVID19 Resources
Resources to Prevent COVID19 in the Workplace
Find sector-specific guidelines and posters to help protect workers, customers and the general public from coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ontario HERE .

COVID19 and Workplace Health and Safety
Learn about employers’ responsibilities and how you can protect your workers. Workers can get information about health and safety protections at the workplace HERE .

COVID19 and Your Employment Standards Protections
Learn about employers’ responsibilities, and get information about job protections available to employees HERE .
COVID19 Resources from OGCA
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 .
Let NCA Members Know Your Business Status
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