The Generals - Spring/Summer 2016 - (Page 6)

CHAIRMAN'S MESSAGE By Jason Ball We are pleased to report that we have established goals and objectives based on this planning session for the OGCA for the next three years. These goals are S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely). 6 View this issue online at I t has been five months since our AGM in New Orleans, and I am proud to report that the OGCA staff has been busy representing our members on several key issues and initiatives. COR™ has been a key initiative for several years now and continues to be promoted by the OGCA to the buyers of construction services. The OGCA has been helping our members get ready through mentoring workshops and education. We continue to promote safety with our industry friend and partner Rob Ellis of My Safe Work. Recently, we visited Oakville Hydro and Mohawk College with Rob. We have had great support from the "Jersey of Courage"-wearing OGCA members at these events. It reinforces that safety is not proprietary, and we must work together to better the Industry. By the time this article has been published, the OGCA and My Safe Work will have announced their League of Champions initiative. All members will have the opportunity to be part of this highly visible safety promotion. We are all advocates for safety awareness and education and we hope all members will join the League of Champions. Government relations are a large part of the OGCA mandate. We have an opportunity to reshape laws to better the industry and make it easier to work as a Contractor. The Lien Act Review is well underway and the OGCA will play a role in its metamorphosis. We look forward to working with the industry stakeholders and government to develop a fair and meaningful document. Adjudication and prompt payment will be addressed in this review, and on the radar will be WSIB reform. The OGCA will take a leadership role in representing our members for fair and better rates. The OGCA completed a two day strategic planning session in late January of 2016. The session was attended by OGCA

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Generals - Spring/Summer 2016

Chairman’s Message
President’s Message
Government Relations Report
Events, Upcoming Events & Member Milestones
Following Their Footsteps: A Profile of OGCA Chairman Jason Ball
Meet the 2016 OGCA Board!
COR – The Game Changing Revenue Driver
PCL Raises the Roof on BMO Field
78th Annual AGM & Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Investigative Solutions Network Inc. Provides Workplace Threat and Risk Assessment
New Technologies for Builders
How Lean Can Impact Construction
Five Things You Should Know about WSIB’s New Rate Framework
Index to Advertisers

The Generals - Spring/Summer 2016