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595 Bay Street, Suite 1202
Toronto, ON M5G 2C2

Em: info@ontarioconstructionconsortium.org
Ph:
647-385-8474

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“We task ourselves to make sure that job sites, projects and relationships between our sector and businesses across the province remain strong.”

Ontario group sounding the alarm about rising opioid overdose deaths in the construction industry

Ontario group sounding the alarm about rising opioid overdose deaths in the construction industry CTV – June 9, 2021 SAULT STE. MARIE — The group representing construction workers in Ontario is warning of a concerning trend of opioid-related deaths affecting the industry.  The Ontario Construction Consortium said new data...

Opioid overdose crisis hits construction industry workforce

Opioid overdose crisis hits construction industry workforce Northern Ontario Business – June 4, 2021 TORONTO – June 1, 2021: Today, the Ontario Construction Consortium (OCC) launches The Other Pandemic – a campaign to raise awareness of the opioid drug overdose crisis that has hit the construction industry. As drug...

Opioid crisis impacts construction more than any other industry, report finds

Opioid crisis impacts construction more than any other industry, report finds Daily Commercial News – June 4, 2021 A 28-year-old construction worker dies from a drug overdose over the May long weekend.  His tragic passing is sadly one more example of a growing crisis, as overdose deaths continue to...

‘Very troubling’: Construction sector hard hit by opioid overdose deaths

‘Very troubling’: Construction sector hard hit by opioid overdose deaths The London Free Press – June 3, 2021 They are young, have money and working a tough job. They are also in pain and dying in startling numbers.  The opioid epidemic has hit the construction sector hard, with the...

Worsening opioid crisis taking outsized toll on Ontario’s construction workforce

Worsening opioid crisis taking outsized toll on Ontario’s construction workforce On-Site Mag – June 2, 2021 The spotlight remains trained squarely on COVID-19, but several Ontario construction groups are warning of another, worsening “pandemic” that has found a foothold in the industry.  The Ontario Construction Consortium (OCC), backed by...

Report finds construction sector hit hardest by spike in opioid overdose deaths, spurring new campaign

Report finds construction sector hit hardest by spike in opioid overdose deaths, spurring new campaign Durham Radio News – June 1, 2021 The construction sector is feeling the effects of a sharp rise in drug overdose deaths since the COVID-19 pandemic hit.  A new report by the Ontario Drug...

30% of Ontario’s opioid overdose deaths were construction workers

30% of Ontario’s opioid overdose deaths were construction workers Barrie 360 – June 1, 2021 An Ontario builders’ association says the alarming increase in opioid overdose deaths has impacted the construction industry more than any other sector.  The Ontario Construction Consortium (OCC) has launched an awareness campaign after a...

Construction workers paying heavy toll during opioid epidemic

Construction workers paying heavy toll during opioid epidemic Toronto Sun – June 1, 2021 Halting overdose deaths in Ontario’s construction industry is the goal of a new initiative by a consortium of trade groups. Entitled The Other Pandemic, the campaign aims to shine a light on the impact the...

The Other Pandemic – Opioid Overdose Crisis Hits Construction Industry Workforce

The Other Pandemic – Opioid Overdose Crisis Hits Construction Industry Workforce For Immediate Release – May 31, 2021 Visit theotherpandemic.ca Toronto – As drug overdose deaths have climbed dramatically in Ontario, the construction industry workforce is being impacted more than any other sector of the economy. A new report...

‘The Other Pandemic’: OCC campaign targets construction’s opioid crisis

‘The Other Pandemic’: OCC campaign targets construction’s opioid crisis Daily Commercial News – May 31, 2021 TORONTO—Due to an alarming increase in drug overdose deaths in Ontario and its disproportionate impact on the construction workforce, the Ontario Construction Consortium (OCC) has launched a campaign called The Other Pandemic to...

Ontario builders’ group launches campaign to prevent opioid deaths among construction workers

Ontario builders’ group launches campaign to prevent opioid deaths among construction workers CBC News – May 31, 2021 A group that represents Ontario construction companies is launching a campaign to raise awareness after a new report revealed construction workers made up nearly a third of opioid deaths among employed...

John Tory, construction industry call on Ford government to take action on overdose crisis

John Tory, construction industry call on Ford government to take action on overdose crisis QP Briefing – May 31, 2021 Discussing the overdose crisis last week, Toronto Mayor John Tory was about as blunt as he gets.  “We are not yet seeing the supports and programs, provincially, especially from...

Sharp rise in opioid-related deaths hits construction workers hard

Sharp rise in opioid-related deaths hits construction workers hard Toronto Sun – May 29, 2021 As the pandemic appears to be turning a corner, a newly released report has shed a light on another pandemic that is raging in society. Entitled Changing Circumstances Surrounding Opioid-Related Deaths in Ontario during...

OCC to Ontario Government – time to reopen construction

OCC to Ontario Government – time to reopen construction. For Immediate Release – May 11, 2021 TORONTO – The Ontario Construction Consortium (OCC) is calling on the provincial government to reopen construction when the present stay-at-home order expires on May 20th. Much of the province’s construction industry has been...

OCC on TV

OCC fighting to keep construction open Apr 16, 2021 As seen on CTV: OCC fighting to keep construction open https://www.ontarioconstructionconsortium.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Phil-Gillies_April-16-2021_CTV-Toronto.mp4 As seen on CBC: The OCC is calling on the provincial government to reconsider halting non essential construction https://www.ontarioconstructionconsortium.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Phil-Gillies_April-17-2021_CBC-Clip.mp4For More Information Contact Phil Gillies at 647-385-8474 OR info@ontarioconstructionconsortium.org

OCC Shines a Light on Tax Fraud Awareness

OCC Shines a Light on Tax Fraud Awareness April 22, 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uefvoQgwD10As seen on CBC: The OCC is calling on the provincial government to reconsider halting non essential constructionhttps://www.ontarioconstructionconsortium.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Phil-Gillies_April-16-2021_CTV-Toronto.mp4As seen on CTV: OCC fighting to keep construction openhttps://www.ontarioconstructionconsortium.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Phil-Gillies_April-17-2021_CBC-Clip.mp4

OCC to Ontario Government – keep construction going.

OCC to Ontario Government – keep construction going. For Immediate Release – Apr 16, 2021 TORONTO – The Ontario Construction Consortium (OCC) is calling on the provincial government to reconsider restrictions that are once again hobbling the construction industry.  Premier Doug Ford today announced a shutdown of much of...

Construction of new homes in Toronto should continue uninterrupted – rights of the members of International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local 1891 must be respected

Construction of new homes in Toronto should continue uninterrupted – rights of the members of International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local 1891 must be respected For Immediate Release – Mar 22, 2021 Construction of much needed new housing throughout the Greater Toronto Area is being delayed because...

February 2021 – OCC calls on provincial government to immediately re-open construction in Greater Toronto Area

February 2021 – OCC calls on provincial government to immediately re-open construction in Greater Toronto Area For Immediate Release – Feb. 18, 2021 OCC calls on provincial government to immediately re-open construction in Greater Toronto Area TORONTO – The Ontario Construction Consortium (OCC) is calling on the provincial government...

Ontario Construction Consortium: Construction continues through the pandemic

Ontario Construction Consortium: Construction continues through the pandemic By Phil Gillies Ontario Construction Consortium Special to Ontario Construction NewsMedia reports in November highlighted the fact that 10 new skyscrapers are under construction in Canada’s largest city – projects that will transform the Toronto skyline. These are gigantic projects.The Skytower...