Through strong alliances with the Ontario Association of Architects, the Consulting Engineers of Ontario, the Ontario Realty Corporation, and the Canadian Construction Association, the OGCA advocates for the construction industry at all levels of government and keeps our members abreast of what is happening in the industry.
Leveraging these relationships has resulted in successfully influencing changes in legislation and the development of programs that impact our members’ bottom line.
An example of this positive impact is the Early Dispute Resolution Program which has rescued and restored a healthy contractor to owner relationship time and time again; and is now part of the Ontario Realty Corporation’s contract. Each year, the OGCA saves its members tens of thousands of dollars by interceding in contract disputes through this program.
On the Horizon
The OGCA will continue to focus on our Member priorities including:
- Ensuring fairness for general contractors in contract negotiations
- Increasing health and safety legislation and the added resources this requires of general contractors
- Advocating for fair infrastructure procurement policies that are more favorable to all general contractors
- Monitoring the current trend toward consolidation and the impacts of P3 projects