- Humber College
Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology is a public college in the GTHA offering programs in skilled trades, design and engineering technologies. Known for its work in the advanced manufacturing sector and strong applied research, Humber is ideally aligned to address on-site labour constraints through the creation of modular and off-site construction programs.
RESCON and Humber College have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further explore, develop and create plans for educational and applied research opportunities related to the challenges faced by RESCON members. It signals the intention of both parties to proceed towards more formal relations related to any given initiative that will be set out in specific agreements.
- Ryerson University's Centre for Urban Research and Land Development
In conjunction with RESCON, academia from the Centre for Urban Research and Land Development prepared a report regarding modernizing the building approval process in the GTA. The report discussed greater use of e-permitting, and streamlining of applicable building approval laws. The Centre's focus is on the economic impacts and aspects of urban issues and policy alternatives to have economic analysis be central to the formulation of urban policy decisions within our region.
- George Brown College (Construction Management Program)
George Brown College is a public college in Toronto. The Centre for Construction and Engineering Technology (CCET) is home to the Angelo DelZotto School of Construction Management and the School of Apprenticeship & Skills Trade, both known in the construction industry to produce highly skilled graduates. In early 2012, RESCON provided a $500,000 endowment to George Brown College to create the RESCON Residential Construction Management Graduate Certificate Program, where eight hard-working, skilled students are in a 28-week program with two parts: 14 weeks of classroom learning, and 14 weeks of on-site paid training. In 2017, the program graduated eight hard-working, skilled students.
- University of Toronto's Building Tall Research Centre Group
The mission of the U of T Building Tall Research Centre is to cluster, highlight, and promote research related to tall buildings from multidisciplinary technical perspectives. These areas include but are not limited to building science, construction, environment, geomechanics, materials, resilience, structures, sustainability, and water resources. In conjunction with RESCON, the research centre has authored two reports:
- WINDOW WALL AND CURTAIN WALL: AN OBJECTIVE REVIEW - pdf
- EVALUATION OF TALL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PERMITTING PROCESS IN TORONTO - pdf
- The Centre for Skills Development and Training (Women in Skilled Trades program)
The Centre for Skills Development and Training provides adult education, continuing education, employment and pre-apprenticeship skilled trades training services in the Burlington and Oakville region. In partnership with the government and the Canadian Women's Foundation, RESCON supports the Enhanced General Carpentry for Women (through the Women in Skilled Trades program) by providing an annual scholarship to a student.
- Ontario Skilled Trades Alliance (OSTA)
This group represents companies that employ more than 100,000 skilled trades people across the province. The main goal of the organization is to bring issues faced by Ontario's Skilled Trades Employers to the forefront of government decision making and regulation of the skilled trades.