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OGCA Affinity Program OGCA is pleased to offer the following affinity programs to our members. Benefit Partners Inc. ( OGCA, in association with Benefit Partners, is pleased to make available to its membership one of the most cost effective solutions for employee benefit plans through the OGCA Collective Purchasing Program for Employee Benefits which offers a way to benefit from the purchasing power of a very large group. ( The OGCA is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Biddingo. Many OGCA members use the services of Biddingo to source projects. Biddingo created and launched BCM to provide a single access portal to construction contracts from Owners including the Ontario Realty Corporation (ORC), hundreds of other Public Sector Organizations, and private companies. The system provides General Contractors with the ability to seamlessly invite subcontractors, trades and suppliers. Chrysler Canada Inc. ( OGCA has partnered with Chrysler Canada Inc. to offer our members fleet discounts! The OGCA has been assigned its own unique Fleet Administration Number (FAN) that all of our member companies can use when purchasing a brand new Chrysler, Jeep or Dodge vehicle. With proof of current OGCA membership, companies can purchase new vehicles from Chrysler Canada with substantial discounts of over $10,000! Construction News and Report Group ( OGCA has signed an agreement with the Construction News and Report Group in order to provide members with a free subscription to one of three Ontario regional construction publications. Members can also request subscriptions / editions at highly discounted rates. Construction Safety Solutions ( The OGCA is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Construction Safety Solutions. The principal owner of Construction Safety Solutions is Dan Padden. Many OGCA members will remember Dan and recognize his long service to the industry through CSAO. Dan had a career of almost 30 years at CSAO and during that time, established a relationship with OGCA that has lasted over 25 years. Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers ( With a staff of over 90 dedicated professionals providing and servicing a complete range of personal and corporate insurance products, Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers has become one of the largest and fastest growing insurance organizations in Southern Ontario and now ranks in the top 5 per cent of insurance brokerages in Canada! Fasken Martineau ( Norm Keith, partner at Fasken Martineau, is committed to helping clients with Environmental, Health and Safety and Workers Compensation. Fasken Martineau has extensive experience working with courts, tribunals, governments, businesses and industry groups on environmental, health and safety legal matters in Ontario and across Canada. For further information on Fasken Martineau's EHSLaw Prevention Services please visit our website Lakeshore Communications ( Lakeshore Communications is pleased to offer a discount savings for OGCA member companies. The program provides OGCA members with access to Motorola and Vertex Standard units at competitive rates. We offer loaner units while yours are in for repair. Personalized service from knowledgeable experienced technicians and sales team since 1972. We offer the best turnaround time with three full-time bench technicians. We offer onsite crane installs. Lakeshore offers citywide communication, and we offer short-term and long-term rental programs. Marsh Canada Ltd. ( The Ontario General Contractors Association is pleased to offer a Group Automobile and Residential Insurance Program to all employees of OGCA member companies, their spouses, and dependent children. Administered by Marsh Canada, and underwritten by Aviva Traders, the program provides OGCA members with access to automobile and residential insurance at competitive group rates. Thomas Solutions ( The OGCA is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Thomas Solutions. The OGCA is always looking for agreements that will provide a benefit to its members across Ontario. Thomas Solutions provides Work Trucks, Cartage and Manpower without the cost of entering into long term leases. Vubiz ( The OGCA now offers continuing education programs to our members through a new partnership with Vubiz. With over 100 courses to choose from, we are sure you will find something to suit your improvement goals. OGCA members are offered exclusive program pricing including several safety courses that can be applied toward the Gold Seal seminar requirements. ■ Spring/Summer 2014 21

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Generals - Spring/Summer 2014

Chairman’s Message
President’s Message
Member Milestones
Government Relations Report
Index to Advertisers
Partnering: The Deliberate Creation of Culture that Supports Collaboration
75th AGM and Conference – Scottsdale, Arizona
2014 Conference: Las Vegas
OGCA Affinity Program
OGCA 75th Anniversary Gala
The Winds of Change Help Transform the WSIB
COR Designation Provides Safety to Construction Workers and Buyers
Thinking, Working, Growing: Ledcor Group
Bill C-45: Ten Years Later
Workshield Health and Safety Solutions Inc. Formed to Meet the Requirements of New Legislation (297/13)

The Generals - Spring/Summer 2014