The 2015 Annual Meeting and Education Seminar will be held from JUNE 14 to JUNE 16, 2015 at the Kempenfelt Conference Centre in Barrie. The format will once again be all-inclusive and will include 3 nights accommodation, all meals, trade show and all seminars. Please note that if you require a room for Saturday night the reservation should be made by the OPIA.
The Construction Education Council provides courses to help improve your companies productivity and bottom line. Registration is now open for the
Introduction to Mechanical Service webinar
The Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada, in partnership with the Construction Education Council (CEC), is pleased to present an exclusive webinar series called Introduction To Mechanical Service.
The program is a series of four webinars of approximately 45 minutes each that are specifically designed for anyone new to the mechanical field. It covers everything from service terminology to why contractors charge the rates they do.
Each course is only $75 plus tax, but if you buy three, CEC will give you the fourth one free!
Module 1: April 6 (12:00pm – 12:45pm EDT)
Module 2: April 20 (12:00pm – 12:45pm EDT)
Module 3: May 4 (12:00pm – 12:45pm EDT)
Module 4: June 1 (12:00pm – 12:45pm EDT)
Eligible businesses can obtain up to $10,000 per employee to assist with training costs. The funds are available for existing employees as well as new hires. The Canada-Ontario Job Grant can be utilized to support a wide array of training needs. The COJG was created to support businesses’ investment in maintaining and improving the skills of their workforce. The Government of Ontario will support employee training initiatives for businesses who wish to upgrade their existing employees’ skill sets or train new hires. Small businesses can receive up to $10,000 per employee per initiative to cover 66.67% of training costs. Businesses with less than 50 full time employees can include a portion of their trainees’ wage as company contributions, further improving the program’s funding percentage. Eligible training expenses include registration fees, training materials and software, trainer costs and examination fees. Visit (WILL GET WEBSITE LATER) for more information
2013 marked MCAO’s twelfth year as a sponsoring organization of the WSIB’s (Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s) extremely successful “Safety Group Program”.
Over this time, MCAO “Participating Firms” have achieved total rebates (from the WSIB) of $10,000,000– all of which has been shared among them (proportionate to their overall work activity).
Members of our group perform better. Our frequency is 83% lower and severity 88% lower than the construction industry average.
The value realized by participants in the program (in the form of significantly improved safety policy, practices and awareness)…. echoes the true success of our Safety Group (which focus on peers sharing “best practices”, and collectively learning new techniques to enhance safety across their operations).
MCAO strongly encourages you to sign up for this highly successful program in 2014. The MCAO Safety Group provides Mechanical Contractors with the opportunity to work together on implementing prevention programs designed to reduce workplace accidents/injuries.
If we are able to have at least 10 firms join in your zone, we will support a local chapter!
The Institute for Work & Health is inviting Construction Employers of all sizes to complete an online survey on organizational and management practices. The survey is part of the Ontario Leading Indicators Project (OLIP)which aims to create a tool that can assess health & safety performance. All participants will receive a report benchmarking their results against others in the construction sector. This report guides companies on where to focus efforts for reducing injuries and illnesses. To find out more and to complete the survey visit: http://www.iwh.on.ca/olip.