February 2, 2022

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Brandt to add 1,500 new jobs in 2022

Following a year of record growth in which the company added almost 2,000 people to its workforce, the Brandt Group of Companies has announced plans to create a further 1,500 new positions in 2022.

Headquartered in Regina, Sask., the Brandt Group of Companies is a privately owned manufacturing and distribution company that serves a number of industries, including construction, mining, material handling and energy. 

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New Ontario agency will enhance trades training

The Ontario government has launched Skilled Trades Ontario, a new crown agency to improve trades training and simplify services within the sector.

The agency will promote and market the trades, develop the latest training and curriculum standards, and provide a streamlined user-friendly experience for tradespeople.

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What’s new in construction health and safety R&D?

The BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA) knows how to keep busy.

In addition to providing training, consulting services and a wide range of safety resources, BCCSA also funds research and development (R&D).

The money comes from the organization’s Research, Development and Opportunity Fund (RDO), a special account that enables BCCSA to respond to challenges not addressed in its annual budget.

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League of Champions launches safety culture campaign

The League of Champions has launched its multi-year campaign for Safety Culture. Supported by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, the program will promote the benefits of a strong safety culture, highlight best practices, and promote tools to understand and improve organizational safety culture.

Safety culture, defined as the behaviours, beliefs, and attitudes towards safety and its value within a particular organization, is critical to health and safety outcomes.

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Ontario to build elementary school in Toronto condo

The Ontario government is investing $44 million to build the new Lower Yonge Precinct Elementary School within a new mixed-use condominium project, providing more student accommodation for the lower Yonge and waterfront neighbourhoods.

The project, stated Minister of Education Stephen Lecce and Minister of Infrastructure Kinga Surma, will create 455 student spaces as part of the government’s commitment to building modern, accessible and technologically connected schools for Ontario youth.

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T. Harris Environmental Management and and Northern Air Environmental Technologies form strategic alliance

T. Harris Environmental Management Inc. is pleased to announce a new strategic alliance with Northern Air Environmental Technologies Inc.

T. Harris Environmental Management Inc. is a premier environmental consulting company providing a variety of environmental and occupational health and safety solutions since 1979. Northern Air, established in 1968, focuses on innovative design, installation, and maintenance of commercial, industrial, and institutional HVAC systems.  

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Graham Construction takes proactive approach to mental health

As part of its ongoing proactive measures to promote the wellbeing of its labour force, Graham Construction has formed a partnership with headversity, an online mental health and resilience building consulting service.

It was introduced to employees and their families this past December after Graham conducted its own research into the service, which was founded by psychiatrist and technologist Dr. Ryan Todd.

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Habitat partners with ScotiaRISE on future trades employment

Habitat for Humanity Canada is partnering with ScotiaRISE, Scotiabank’s 10-year $500 million initiative that aims to promote economic resilience among disadvantaged groups, to grow Habitat Canada’s Every Youth Initiative with a commitment of $900,000 over three years.

Habitat Canada’s Every Youth Initiative helps young people gain experience in skilled trades through hands-on experience building decent and affordable Habitat homes. 

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TCA Member Spotlight

Get your company in in front of like-minded industry colleagues and grow your network and business opportunities! Click here, to learn more and to complete the application form.
T. Harris Environmental Management (THEM) is an established leader in the environmental consulting industry. Since 1979, THEM is committed to understanding and providing our clients in the institutional, commercial, and industrial (ICI) sectors, with a variety of environmental and occupational health and safety solutions to their concerns. We meet our client’s needs by informing them of their options, reducing risk, anxiety, and formulating qualitative, practical, efficient, and cost-effective solutions. We inspire and empower companies to achieve excellence in creating safe and healthy environments. We strive to create an engaged, proactive society which values and protects the health and safety of people and the environment. 

For more information visit: www.tharris.ca
Important TCA Updates
TCA's 154th Annual AGM & "Best of the Best" Awards Presentation — February 17, 2022! ( TCA Members Only)
The Toronto Construction Association (TCA) 154th Annual General Meeting & "Best of the Best" Awards Presentation for the year 2021 will be conducted on Thursday, February 17, 2022, online via Zoom at 2:00 PM EST.

We encourage all members to register and join us for this important gathering, which will kick off with a 2021 Year in Review, financial statement, and the announcement of the "Best of the Best" Award winners, recognizing members for their project achievements and outstanding contributions to our industry.

Please click here for the full details and to register.

**This event is open to TCA members only.**
TCA's 39th Annual Ski Day Tickets are officially on sale now!
Join us for our 39th annual ski day event, on Thursday, February 24, 2022, for an exhilarating day of skiing or snowboarding on one of the most beautifully groomed trails. Don't ski or snowboard? Come out and enjoy networking, great giveaways, plus lots more!

This great day of winter fun is not to be missed! 

When: Thursday, February 24, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Craigleith Ski Club

Click here for the full details and to register.
Industry events

When: March 8 – 11, 2022
Location: JW Marriott Parq Vancouver and The Douglas. 

When: March 31 - April 1, 2022
Location: The International Centre, Mississauga 
Exclusive Discount for TCA Members on publishing Certificates of Substantial Performance (CSPs) in the Daily Commercial News (DCN)!

All certificates and notices published in the Daily Commercial News (DCN) are a flat fee of $300 (plus tax). Special Affinity Pricing of $200 per certificate is available to all ConstructConnect subscribers and TCA members.
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**IMPORTANT: To apply the discount, please mention the offer at the time of order placement.**
TCIC Upcoming Courses
Feb. 2 - Apr. 13 (no class Mar. 16) | Wednesday | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

Feb. 2 | Wednesday | 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM EST

Feb. 3 & 4 | Thursday & Friday | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Feb. 4 | Friday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Feb. 7 & 14 | Monday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Feb. 8 | Tuesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

For more details, please click here, or contact: 
Faith Chen, Senior Manager, TCIC/Professional Development