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Volume 21 | November 04, 2022


Last Chance to Register: FLAC Social Event

Only 2 weeks to go!

ECAO’s Future Leaders Advisory Council is organizing its first ever In-person Inaugural Event! This is an opportunity to mingle with peers, colleagues and ECAO’s Affiliate Partners.


Date: November 17, 2022 | Time: 4pm- 8pm EST | Venue: Amsterdam Brewhouse Toronto, 245 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2K9


If you haven’t registered yet, please: REGISTER HERE


Participation and Registration is free of charge.


Check out the Sponsorship Opportunities Here.


For any questions, please contact Vincent at

ECAO 2022 Magazine: Volume 2

Click Here to Read the Magazine

Please note that our second version of the ECAO magazine delivered recently contained an unfortunate misprint on Page 16.

Error: Steve Smith

Correction: Steve Fox

We apologize for this error and encourage everyone to read the digital version.

We appreciate your understanding.

Employee Spotlight

ECAO is pleased to welcome a new staff member to the team!


Patryk Wrobel joined ECAO on July 25, 2022, as a Labour Relations Analyst. Patryk is a recent graduate of the Master of Industrial Relations and Human Resources program at the University of Toronto. Patryk also holds an Honours Degree in Psychology from Ryerson University.


Prior to joining the ECAO, Patryk was a Human Resources Administrator for Switch Health, where he supported the core human resources team by conducting research, analyzing data, preparing reports, triaging employee requests, and facilitating employee offboarding. During his career, Patryk has also worked for Zafin as a Human Resources Intern, was a teaching assistant for Ryerson University’s Human Resources Management course, a grading assistant for Western University’s Industrial Relations and Labour Studies course and provided administrative support to a private practice psychology clinic.


This is a new role at ECAO, and Patryk will be assisting ECAO in creating and providing a comprehensive range of analytical and support services for all labour relations processes, including collective bargaining preparation and grievance/arbitration administration. He will be contacting our members regularly to collect information so please be sure to welcome him to ECAO! Calls are starting soon.

Infrastructure Health and Safety Association

Visit IHSA to access tools and resources to help you get started with COR™—and commit to keeping your workers safe.

Click Here

ULTRACKER: Connected Reels Tracking Solution

Keeping track of cable reels can be a real challenge – especially for customers in remote and scattered areas. Nexans ULTRACKER Connected Reels overcomes this problem, reducing rotation cycle times by 25% and cutting theft and loss by 90%.

Please join us for our upcoming webinar provided by ECAO Affiliate partner, Nexans Canada, on ULTRACKER: Connected Reels Tracking Solution

Date and Time: Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM EST


Join Here:

Meeting ID: 828 1226 5168

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Construction and Design Alliance of Ontario (CDAO) Report-Impacts of Pre-Project Investments & Quality of Documents

CDAO presented a recent report at their October 28th Procurement Day webinar dealing with the impact of document quality on the pre-planning of construction projects. The survey which canvassed owners, design consultants, GCs and subcontractors found that the design document quality issues are rooted in the inadequate time provided, inadequate fees, and inadequate information in the pre-project planning. The report concludes that evidence shows that improved design document quality would facilitate construction stakeholders leading to efficiencies, cost savings and better overall results.

20% of the survey respondents were subcontractors. The report, produced by the Metropolitan University of Toronto, was released in March 2022 and funded by several construction and design associations.

View the CDAO news release here

To download the full report, click here

ESA Releases Part 2 of Podcast Episode on Top 10 Defects

A Licensed Electrical Contractor’s defect ratio is one of the factors in determining the risk rating for risk-based oversight, also known as RBO.

ESA wants to support its licence-holder community to be consistently compliant with the Ontario Electrical Safety Code and improve their respective defect ratio scores. That is why we’re releasing the final part of our two-part episode for Grounded in Ontario on the top 10 defects.

In part two of this series, host Karen Ras, Vice President, Communications, Strategy and Innovation sits down with Trevor Tremblay, Technical Advisor, to cover topics ranging from unapproved equipment to non-metallic cable wiring.

Listen Now

WSIB holds average premium rate for Ontario businesses at lowest level in more than 20 years

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) announced today that the average premium rate for Ontario businesses will remain steady for 2023 at $1.30 for every $100 of insurable payroll.

“We are doing our part to support Ontario businesses as they recover from the pandemic while improving outcomes for people who have been injured to have a safe, timely and lasting return to work,” said Jeffery Lang, WSIB President and CEO. “I am very proud that we are able to hold premium rates to a 20-year low.”

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IHSA 2-Minute News

  • IHSA Safety Talk: Challenging stigma and preventing mental harm
  • Course spotlight: Investigating and Reporting Incidents
  • Attention Small Business Owners: Learn how Ontario's Prevention System Partners can help you achieve compliance
  • IHSA invites you to the NCSO™ Educational Conference

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Alcumus: The Complete Journey to COR Certification

The path to achieving a Certificate of Recognition (COR) looks different for each company and industry. Once you're certified, you can win more projects, increase operational efficiency, reduce workplace incidents and more. Read Alcumus' whitepaper, The Complete Journey to COR to get started on creating a safer workplace. 

Park'N Fly Savings Program

Reserve and Save on Airport Parking!

With a network that spans coast-to-coast, Park’N Fly is focused on providing our customers with cost-effective parking options while enjoying a park happy experience with every stay. To access your member discount and save you have three options:

Reserve via Park’N Fly App: Easily reserve your next parking stay using the Park’N Fly app and get the lowest rate! Plus, save your payment information to your reservation and you’ll be able to check in and out from the convenience of the app. Download today or click to learn more at

Reserve as a Rewards Member: Existing Park’N Fly Rewards members can sign into your rewards account and start getting the lowest parking rates by adding your corporate discount code to your profile. Sign into your account via the Park’N Fly Canada app or online at

Not a Park’N Fly Rewards Member? Enroll today by clicking Join Now and start earning free days. Plus, Aeroplan members also earn 50% more Aeroplan points when you add your member number in your Park’N Fly Rewards profile.

Reserve Online: Click RESERVE ONLINE (to the right), select your preferred location, and enter your travel dates and times to reserve your next parking stay.   

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