About Our Association

The OGCA is the pro-active voice for all general contracting issues across the Province of Ontario.

For more than 82 years the OGCA has diligently worked to build Ontario by directly assisting our members to deliver construction excellence in the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Sectors. Our members include small, medium and large firms representing both union and open-shop contractors.

Our members account for approximately 70% of all of Ontario’s Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) projects and the majority of all Alternative Finance Projects (AFPs).

Our Mission

“To be the leading advocate and service provider to our members, fostering an improved general contracting environment.”

Our Vision

To help our members build a better Ontario.

The OGCA carries out its mission by serving its members in the following key areas:

  • Advocacy – Actively promote and safeguard the interests of OCGA members.
  • Health & Safety – Promote safety excellence among members and within the construction industry.
  • Engagement – Engage members and relevant stakeholders to promote unity, best practices, and the continued success of the association.

Our History

OGCA Founding Meeting

Our association was conceived over 80 years ago from an active desire to adequately bridge the gap between national and regional associations on all issues affecting general contractors.

As far back as the first meeting, the OGCA’s stated objective was the protection and advancement of the interests of the general contractors and the safety of our workers in the Province. We take pride in our rich history and have maintained an active membership since 1939.