QUEBEC CITY – The Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) hosted its eighty-third Annual General Meeting in Quebec City, focusing on innovation and safety.
The event focused on safely bringing together the industry for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic and featured socially-distanced networking sessions as well as business sessions on innovation and industry best practices.
Noteworthy sessions included an address from the Hon. Monte McNaughton, Ontario Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, a presentation with Pomerleau about their use of robotics and “Spot the Dog” on-site, and a presentation about addressing supply chain issues with Concrete Ontario.
“It is so nice to finally be back! The 83rd OGCA Annual General Meeting is a safe return to in-person events for our association. We have spent over a year planning this event to make it as safe as possible. ICI general contractors, suppliers and service businesses have had a difficult couple of years. This event shows that we will always rise to the challenge and lead by example,” said Giovanni Cautillo, President of the OGCA. “Our AGM is always a highlight of the year. I want to thank our outgoing Chair, Joel Melloul, for his overall leadership and especially for his hard work putting on a safe and engaging event in a time of uncertainty.”
“Just being here with all our members and association partners is an accomplishment!” said Joel Melloul, President of Melloul-Blamey Construction and outgoing Chair of the OGCA. “The AGM planning committee, especially Mary Wademan, has worked tirelessly to ensure the event has gone smoothly and safely. We couldn’t have done it without her drive and commitment.”
“ With over 500,000 workers, Ontario’s construction industry has long been the driving engine of our province’s economic success,” said Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development. “On the occasion of the OGCA’s 83rd Annual General Meeting, I want to thank all the hardworking men and women who keep our province running as you lay the groundwork for an even better 2022.”
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the OGCA has remained focused on supporting members’ commitment to safety. This event is only possible due to the enhanced health and safety practices in our industry.
For more information on upcoming OGCA news and events, please visit: https://ogca.ca/