UNITED AND STRONG:
WE CAN OVERCOME
OADC Members are professional, sophisticated, and safety-conscious
This industry continues to surprise me every day! The level of professionalism and sophistication our Membership has shown me over the past two
My past experience, which included involvement in all facets of my families’ environmental abatement and interior demolition business, prepared me well for the role
Our Members have definitely turned a corner in the past decade when it comes to Health & Safety. I remember the days when your administration took care of the Policies, which happened to be a handbook that was around 30 pages long, to
The OADC plays an active role in lobbying our elected representatives and making sure all the issues important to our Industry are heard. Government relations are always a challenge as we navigate through the different levels and layers. We were all successful and celebrated a win for the good guys when, Bill 142 – The Construction Lien Amendment Act, received Royal Assent on December 12, 2017, and officially came into effect on July 2, 2018. The OADC played an active role in lobbying the Provincial Government to pass Bill 142. We are usually the first trade on site and the last to get paid, in most cases. We applaud everyone who worked to make these long overdue changes in the construction industry.
During my first 18 months on the job, working collaboratively with my team, Executive Assistant, Helen Garrett, President, Robin Priestly and our Board of Directors, we have expanded our Association’s role and worked to better market our brand. This work has paid off! We are now being recognized and respected through trade magazine articles, social media engagement, and being asked to participate in more Industry stakeholder committees. This website is just one example of our renewed focus on marketing and communications. Watch for our other branding initiatives going forward. Looking ahead, our priorities beyond marketing
Members: please use the OADC as a resource and as a conduit to safer work practices and higher industry standards. I pride myself on being available to our Members and stakeholders 24-7. I’m here to listen to any concerns and my office is always open. No matter how big or how small your company is in the Association, my priorities will always remain the same. The objectives we have created in the last 12 months were completed to try to level the playing field among Members and to raise awareness for the Demolition and Abatement Industry.
This past summer was amongst one of the busiest construction seasons I have witnessed in the past 20 years. There has recently been a considerable influx of infrastructure funding and hopefully, the newly elected government continues to see infrastructure investments in Ontario’s Construction Industry as their top priority.
Thank you to our current and past Board of Directors, Committee Members, and each and every one of you that belong to our Association and volunteer your time. You make a difference and play an important role in the evolution and ongoing transformation of the OADC.
Looking ahead to 2020 and our next round of labour negotiations, our Industry is in great shape! OADC is here to support your success. We provide invaluable advocacy on key issues, member representation, updates on industry news and networking and trade events to keep you competitive. As your trade association, we’re committed to driving new business, showcasing member business value and bringing our membership exclusive benefits.