MARCH 30, 2021

  • Upcoming TCA Events
  • Membership Benefit - Advertise your company
  • Industry News
  • Members' Spotlight / Thank you for helping TCA Celebrate Women in Construction during March
  • Upcoming Industry Events
  • TCA Updates / John Mollenhauer, Elected to CCA Board, plus Virtual Members' Day and Golf Day registration are opening soon
  • TCIC Upcoming Courses
April is Earth Month at TCA share your GREEN practices with us!
April is Earth Month at TCA , and all month long we will be raising awareness on the importance of green building practices! Please share with us what your company is doing to build sustainably as we would love to profile your initiatives to inspire other TCA member companies to do the same.

In addition to sharing your company's green building practices we also want to hear what YOU might be doing personally to support mother earth.

Please e-mail Vishawn Thompson to share your GREEN practices with us and we will be sure to profile you during the month of April.
Construction included in phase two of COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The Ontario government has added “construction including infrastructure” to the second group of essential workers for phase two of Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout.  According to an Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) bulletin. The news means all construction workers will have access to a COVID-19 vaccine, when available, and prioritized a month earlier than the general public—most likely in June.

Click here, to read the full news article. 
New Resources from HUB to Help You Navigate the COVID-19 Vaccine 

The COVID-19 vaccine will play a primary role in prevention, acting as a first step toward businesses resuming pre-pandemic operations. It’s important to gain a complete picture of what the vaccine means to your organization.

HUB is here to help. Here are the latest resources to help you develop and implement workplace policies related to the COVID-19 vaccine:

Click here, to access HUB’s Coronavirus Vaccine Resource Center.
Canadian Construction Association calls for greater investment in sustainable infrastructure to build Canada’s clean economy

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has released a research paper, Strength, resilience, sustainability: Canada’s construction sector recommendations on adapting to climate change. The paper highlights the benefits of sustainable and resilient infrastructure that can withstand the effects of climate change and stresses the imperative of investing in sustainable infrastructure, particularly as COVID-19 economic recovery efforts are underway.

Click here, to read the full Press Release.
A Message from EllisDon President and CEO, Geoff Smith on Employee Ownership

Geoff Smith, EllisDon’s President and CEO, shares a message regarding the progress of employee ownership and how, as proud owners, EllisDon’s employees can benefit more from sharing the successes of the company while driving innovation and generating prosperity.

Last year, EllisDon made the decision to move towards becoming 100% employee-owned. Now as proud owners, EllisDon employees can benefit more from sharing the successes of the company.

Click here, to read the full news article.
On the rebound: Construction growth forecast for 2020s, but steep labour challenge persists

A year ago, gates at construction sites across the country began to swing shut as governments rushed to stem the rise in COVID-19 cases. Hundreds of thousands of staff were laid off as work ground to a temporary halt on many projects, particularly in Ontario and Quebec.

As the recovery takes root, Canada’s construction industry is expected to continue rebounding this year, according to the latest annual report from BuildForce Canada.

Click here, to read the full news article.  
Air quality committee to provide solutions about the transmission of COVID-19 through ventilation systems

Although the COVID-19 pandemic will ultimately pass into history, the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) of Canada wants to keep the spotlight on indoor air quality.

Just as the 1919 Spanish Flu epidemic led to changes in the way buildings were designed, the current pandemic could be the catalyst for strengthening code and other requirements pertaining to air quality, says the association’s vice-president of government and stakeholder relations, Martin Luymes.

Click here, to read the full report. 
Decarbonizing concrete: Deep decarbonization pathways for the cement and concrete cycle in the United States, India, and China

A new report by Northwestern University and supported by ClimateWorks Foundation,“Decarbonizing concrete: Deep decarbonization pathways for the cement and concrete cycle in the United States, India, and China,” shows in greater detail than ever before that there are multiple pathways that get the cement and concrete industry to net-zero emissions by midcentury.

Click here, to read the full article. 
Skills Ontario supports and applauds Government of Ontario’s 2021 budget

For the next phase of Ontario’s COVID-19 Action Plan, Skills Ontario is pleased to see the continued support for and recognition of skilled trade and technology careers as vital to the economy and essential to post-pandemic recovery. Skills Ontario also commends the government on the continued focus on health and safety throughout this pandemic period.  

Click here, to read the full Press Release. 
Members' Spotlight - Thank you for helping TCA Celebrate Women in Construction during the month of March
Thank you to all the participants who nominated and submitted your colleagues' profiles to be featured in our special edition newsletter celebrating women in construction during the month of March.

Click here, to read the final special edition of TCA Celebrating Women in Construction newsletter highlighting women leaders in the industry nominated by their companies.

We celebrate you today and every day!
Upcoming Industry events
Important TCA Updates
John Mollenhauer, President & CEO, TCA Elected to CCA Board
Toronto Construction Association (TCA) President & CEO, John Mollenhauer, was elected to the board of directors of the Canadian Construction Association at the national organization’s virtual annual general meeting on March 11, 2021. Mollenhauer will bring the interests of the chief operating officers of the CCA’s partner associations to the attention of the recently reformed 20-member governing body. In addition to his more than 15 years at the helm of (TCA) Canada’s largest construction association, Mollenhauer, brings more than 20 years of direct construction experience to his new position. 
Registration for TCA's Virtual Members' Day and Annual Golf Tournament
to open next week
SAVE THE DATES: TCA's 26th Annual Members' Day—Virtual Two Days Event: Wednesday, May 5 - Thursday, May 6, 2021
SAVE THE DATE: TCA Annual Golf Tournament: Thursday, May 13, 2021
More details coming soon!
TCIC Upcoming Courses
Apr. 1 to Jun. 24 | Thursday | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Apr. 1 – Jun. 3 | Thursday | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Apr. 6 & 7 | Tuesday & Wednesday | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Apr. 6 – Jun. 8 | Tuesday | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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