April, 2018
Important Reminder to TCA Members

In an effort to keep you updated on TCA membership products and services we are asking that you please  contact us  if you have any staffing changes so that we can keep your company information current - this is the best way for you and your colleagues to find out what's happening at TCA!
#TCAEarthMonth is April
Protecting our environment is everyone’s responsibility!

Our Environmental Committee officially designated April as #TCAEarthMonth - a month dedicated to raising awareness on the importance of using sustainable building practices that help to protect our environment.

Help us raise awareness on this important initiative by sharing your own best practices using our #TCAEarthMonth hashtag on your social channels. Want to support this initiative all year long - let us know what your company is doing throughout the year and we could profile you as our next TCA Green Ambassador 
Environmental Committee Seminar - Recap
As part of our #TCAEarthMonth initiatives, our Environmental Committee hosted a seminar on Understanding the Waste Audit and Reduction Plan Regulations 102/94 and 103/94 - In Construction and Demolition Projects.  

Our expert panel included:
Derek Beharry , EP, Quality Services/Environmental Manager, Kenaidan Contracting
Paul Lisanti , Waste Container Services
Jay Heming , Environmental Manager, Lions Group
Sophia Sestito , Corporate Environmental Manager, EllisDon

Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make this event a great success!

More information on this topic can be found here:
Upcoming Events - Mark your Calendars!
May 9, 2018 - TCA Richmond Hill Office
Contact:  Nazak Ghobadi  416-499-4000 ext. 4106

TCA Annual Golf Tournament - SOLD OUT! Sponsorship Opportunities still available!
May 17, 2018 - Angus Glen Golf Club
Contact:  Jason Pelligra  416-499-4000 ext. 4104

YCL Boat Cruise
June 21,2018
Contact: Vishawn Thompson 416-499-4000 ext. 4104

Members' Networking Workshop
July 10, 2018 - TCA Richmond Hill Office
Contact: Nazak Ghobadi 416-499-4000 ext. 4106

TCA's Annual Golf Tournament SOLD OUT -
Sponsorship Opportunities still Available!
TCA's Annual Golf Tournament Tickets are officially SOLD OUT!

Please contact, Jason Pelligra for any further information:
E: jpelligra@tcaconnect.com / P: 416-499-4000 ext. 4104
Sponsored by:
TCA's 24th Annual Members' Day is Coming!


Our industry is changing - Learn from industry experts about the innovations and new technologies that will keep your business competitive in the construction marketplace.
YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US!   Members’ Day  is all about celebrating and thanking you, our Members! We promise to deliver an exciting day filled with great networking opportunities and a delicious BBQ lunch! We hope to see you Wednesday May 9, 2018.

When: Wednesday May 9, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: TCA Office, 70 Leek Crescent, Richmond Hill 

(Please note exhibitor space is now full)
For more information please contact:
Nazak Ghobadi l 416-499-4000 Ext. 4106
Google Home Give-away!

Special thanks to this year's Members' Day Sponsor
TCIC Bid Competition Awards Gala - Recap
The Construction Institute of Canada (TCIC) National Student Bid Competition Awards Gala took place on Wednesday April 11, 2018, at 99 Sudbury.

Winners of this year's competition were announced in the following categories:
Most Accurate and Complete
Most Professional Bid
Closest to Target Price

We would like to congratulate all of this year's participants and winners - this competition really is industry working hand in hand with education partners creating an invaluable experience for all.

View the winners list here .
View event pictures here .

Follow our TCIC National Student Bid Competition NEW Instagram account here .

To learn more about our annual competition click here .
THANK YOU to this year's TCIC Bid Competition Sponsors!!!
Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Gordon Ratcliffe LANDscape Architects
Silver Sponsors
CSC Building Expo 2018 - Recap
We would like to thank you all for visiting our booth at this year's CSC Building Expo Trade-show. We were very pleased to have so many of you stop by. It was a great opportunity to share and exchange information about some new and exciting products and services.

Congratulations to our lucky draw winner Kamran Naghiyev from Interfaced Labs Inc. on winning our lucky draw contest!
YCL News: YCL MLSE Team Up Challenge
Charity Pub Night - Recap!
On Wednesday April 18th, our Young Construction Leaders (YCL) hosted a charity pub night in support of the MLSE Foundation’s Team Up Challenge at The Six Brewing Co. With more than 50 tickets sold and an Auston Matthews Signed Jersey raffled off, our YCL managed to raise over $1,000.00 and have 7 teams currently registered for the upcoming MLSE Team Up Challenge taking place on Friday June 8th (Looking to participate - you can sign up now to guarantee your spot!)
Thank you to everyone who came out to support the MLSE Launchpad, and to Katherine Hong , the winner of the signed Matthews jersey!
During the past two years, our YCL teams have raised over $80,000 in support of the MLSE Team Up Challenge . This year alone our goal is to raise $70,000 in support of the MLSE Launchpad.

In order to reach our fundraising goal, the YCL has a number of sponsorship opportunities available. If you would like to be the video , merchandise or a team sponsor, please contact Albert Aragona for more details.

By donating to our YCL teams YOU can help make a real difference in the lives of at-risk Toronto youth! DONATE NOW
Young Construction Leaders' Speaker Series Highlight -
Options for Recent Graduates in Construction Program
As part of the Young Construction Leader’s (YCL) focus on educational outreach and its commitment to working with bright young minds in the construction industry, the YCL hosted one of a series of speaker events aimed at giving recent graduates and young professionals in construction, insight into their career options. 

The two hour event was held at George Brown College, Casa Loma Campus on Wednesday March 21, 2018. The speaker series brought in the following industry leaders to talk about their experiences starting in the construction industry with small and mid-sized firms.

Michael Verity, Principal, Boszko & Verity Inc.
Danny Battista, President at Torque Builders Inc.
Angelo Suntres, Estimating Manager at Black & McDonald Ltd.
Eric Bornstein, CEO at ToolBx

The speakers encouraged the audience to seek out all opportunities, regardless of the size of company and not to neglect companies that may not have the brand recognition. The speaker’s also noted that smaller firms can offer a greater breadth of experience for younger employees starting out their careers.

Huge thank you to Ben Morse, YCL Vice-Chair and YCL Committee Member, Albert Aragona from Harbinger Network Inc., for helping to organize this event and a special thank you to Reza Zohouri from George Brown College and all the speakers for their contribution.

TCA Benefits of Membership!
Meeting spaces for TCA's members

As part of your membership benefits, TCA allows you to book one of our meeting rooms for free to host your next meeting / workshop or seminar. Please  click here  for full details on our meeting room options, description and policy.
A free affidavit service is available to members requiring the signature of a commissioner of affidavits and oaths. There are five signing officers at the Toronto Construction Association, as well as 1 signing officer at our Mississauga office location. Also available at the Richmond Hill location is a notary public service for construction related documents. To book an appointment or if you have any questions please contact us.
FREE Affidavit Service

Barbara Mirsky (Toronto Construction Association) 
Phone: 416-499-4000 ext. 4101

Andrew Guo (Mississauga Construction Association) 
Phone: 905-567-1077 ext. 4122

For more information on membership benefits, please visit our  website .
CCA News
The Canadian Construction Association (CCA), our federal partner, aims to be the national voice for the Canadian construction industry, giving our industry a voice in public policy issues, legal and standards development goals of contractors, suppliers and allied business professionals working in, or with, Canada's non-residential construction industry.

The Council of Ontario Construction Associations (COCA), our provincial partner, aims to bring concerns of our members at large, to the attention of Queen's Park. COCA is committed to working with the Provincial Government to ensure that Ontario's legislative landscape is one in which our industry can grow and prosper.
Highlights from COCA's monthly newsletter include:

The Construction Institute of Canada
TCIC is pleased to offer you the following courses, seminars, and workshops taught by senior industry professionals:  

May 2018
May 1 Tues. 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

May 7 Mon. 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

May 10 Thurs. 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

May 16 Wed. 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

May 16 Wed 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

May 29 Tues. 8:30 - 4:00 p.m.

For TCIC inquiries, please contact: 
Faith Chen, Manager, Professional Development
TCIC Featured Course of the Month


Set in a multi-stakeholder classroom environment, this intensive 1 day course designed for project managers, coordinators, field superintendents and forepersons is designed to test your personality indicators, ability to negotiate a win-win deal that will build relationships and support collaborative results that will be valued by clients, and construction company leaders.

The course will cover the following topics:

  1. Successfully building a project communication chart based on varying contract terms
  2. Defining characteristics of a project manager/coordinator and leader
  3. Indicator personality tests
  4. Project Maturity model analysis
  5. Prisoner dilemma exercises designed to enhance negotiation skills

Upon successful completion, the participant will be able to:

  1. Read the room of varied interests and establish the communications protocol where it is not clear
  2. Understand own strengths and weaknesses based on personality test
  3. Be able to identify and dissect wins versus losses as they relate to a project maturity
  4. Strengthen understanding of complex multi-party negotiations that if negotiated successfully will increase profits and reduce productivity loss.

Please  click here  for more details.

Onyx Group of Companies
Project Bid Opportunities
York Region District School Board

York Region District School Board an English-language public school board issued a tender for the site work and construction of a 71,000-square-foot, two-story above grade educational facility located in 25 Farrell Road, Vaughan, Ontario. The new elementary school will have capacity for 615 students with estimated value of $15,000,000.
Please click on image for more details.
TCA Advantage Club
TCA Advantage - Group Home & Auto Insurance Program
Save up to 50% on regular home and automobile insurance rates
With the TCA's group buying power, save the premium on your insurance rates with the power of numbers! National Brokers Insurance and the TCA have partnered to help you save up to 50% on your home, apartment and vehicle insurance premiums. Contact National Brokers Insurance today for a quote!  
1 877 630 NATL (6285)
TCA Advantage - Incredible savings on your office supplies
GREAT savings on your everyday office supplies! TCA's partnership with Staples Advantage offers you up to 60% off! Contact us today for more information.  
TCA Advantage- Fleet Pricing on ALL Fiat Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep.

Advantage Club members enjoy FLEET PRICING on the purchase of a Fiat, Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep Vehicle! TCA's partnership with Chrysler offers substantial savings! Contact us today for more information.
For partner discount information please visit us at  www.tcaadvantage.com

For specific questions about the program please contact  Barbara Mirsky  at 416-499-4000 ext 4101.
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