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327 Brunswick Avenue
Toronto, ON M5R 2Z1

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

In the News

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

HHCA offers members deep dive into naloxone policy

HHCA offers members deep dive into naloxone policy DailyCommercialnews – May 9, 2022 Naloxone kits to deal with opioid overdoses must become a staple health and safety tool at all construction sites alongside steel-toed boots and construction hard hats, harm-reduction workers told a Hamilton, Ont. Construction Safety Week audience...

New Brunswick construction employment to peak this year

New Brunswick construction employment to peak this year The Safety Mag – March 15, 2022 Overall construction employment in New Brunswick to reach a peak in 2022, but it will eventually moderate and eventually decline by an about 684 workers (-3.4 per cent of the 2021 workforce) by 2027,...

Carpenters Union Plays A Role in Ending ‘The Other Pandemic’

Carpenters Union Plays A Role in Ending ‘The Other Pandemic’ Urban Toronto – March 7, 2022 Approximately 2,500 people died from opioid-related causes in Ontario between March, 2020 and January, 2021. Of the victims who were employed, 30% were reported as being construction workers – the industry that was...

Workplaces required to have naloxone ‘within months:’ Labour Minister

Workplaces required to have naloxone ‘within months:’ Labour Minister Toronto Sun – March 6, 2022 Thousands more Ontario workplaces will soon be expected to stock naloxone kits in case of an employee overdose, Labour Minister Monte McNaughton says. People from all demographics are vulnerable to opioid addiction, he said....

Requiring Naloxone kits at all worksites is good news for construction workers: OCC

Requiring Naloxone kits at all worksites is good news for construction workers: OCC Ontario Construction News – March 4, 2022 Ensuring Naloxone kits are available on all construction job sites is a good first step to tackling the opioid crisis that is having a devastating effect on the industry,...

Naloxone kits on sites is ‘about saving lives’

Naloxone kits on sites is ‘about saving lives’ Family Commercial News – March 4, 2022 The Ontario government’s proposed legislation to require all construction sites in Ontario to have naloxone kits onsite is a big step in the right direction, says the Ontario Construction Consortium (OCC). The measure is...

Bell Let’s Talk Day: Mental health and addiction supports for construction

Bell Let’s Talk Day: Mental health and addiction supports for construction DCN-JOC News Services – January 26, 2022 With mental health concerns continuing to impact the lives of workers in the construction industry, the Daily Commercial News has compiled a list of mental health resources, tools and supports available...

Ontario’s ‘other pandemic’: Construction most impacted industry

Ontario group sounding the alarm about rising opioid overdose deaths in the construction industry ConstructConnect – September 9, 2021 At least 57 construction workers died of overdoses in Ontario last year alone. Fifty-seven. The Ontario Drug Policy Research Network, the office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario and Public...

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...