COVID-19: What you need to know
February 28th, 2022 10:00 am

By Andrew Pariser & Ahd AlAshry / RESCON

As we end our second full year living with COVID-19, the theme of change continues. In response, this blog will focus on COVID-19 today, Ontario’s reopening plan and how to effectively rapid test for Omicron.  ...  Read more...
Challenges abound for construction industry in 2022
February 4th, 2022 11:23 am

By Richard Lyall / RESCON

The construction industry is certainly facing its share of challenges these days. In addition to COVID-19, there are supply chain issues, rising prices for materials and inflation. However, the shortage of labour in certain trades and the dire need for housing are...  Read more...
Labour supply: The future of skilled trades in Ontario
February 4th, 2022 10:30 am

By Andrew Pariser / RESCON

A huge piece of Ontario Skilled Trades’ future quietly came to life on Jan. 1, 2022, and was publicly launched and celebrated on Jan. 25, 2022, when Labour, Training and Skills Development Minister Monte McNaughton announced the first Skilled Trades...  Read more...
RESCON hit the ground running at the start of new year
February 4th, 2022 10:14 am

By Grant Cameron / RESCON

The ongoing housing crisis and labour challenges facing the residential construction industry – along with COVID-19, of course – were priorities of RESCON during the first month of the new year....  Read more...
Mandatory pre-application consultations coming to Toronto
February 4th, 2022 9:50 am

By Paul De Berardis / RESCON

Members of the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) are generally supportive of pre-application consultations at the City of Toronto, and many have participated in voluntary pre-application consultations to date....  Read more...
It takes a village: The roles that governments play in a pandemic
February 4th, 2022 9:30 am

By Amina Dibe / RESCON

Going into our third year of the COVID-19 pandemic you’d expect things to be clearer regarding where we’re heading and when we’ll be out of the woods. Contrary, with Omicron, the highly transmissible variant infecting a large number of people...  Read more...
New wave of COVID has resulted in new regs and rules
February 1st, 2022 10:45 am

By Andrew Pariser & Ahd AlAshry / RESCON

As we all now know, Omicron is much more contagious but also (thankfully) less lethal. This wave has enshrined change as the only constant during the COVID-19 pandemic....  Read more...
Industry must remain vigilant during this wave of COVID-19
January 18th, 2022 11:39 am

By Grant Cameron/RESCON

The construction industry must continue to work together through this wave of the pandemic, encourage workers to get vaccinated and heed the advice of health and safety professionals...  Read more...
Construction industry will face number of challenges in 2022
January 6th, 2022 4:48 pm

By Richard Lyall/RESCON

2021 was certainly a year for the history books – and one that I am glad to see in the rear-view mirror....  Read more...
Labour Supply: It is time to implement what we’ve learned
January 6th, 2022 4:42 pm

By Andrew Pariser/RESCON

Even though the residential construction industry operates 12 months a year, each winter every employer thinks ahead to the spring thaw and increased activity it will bring....  Read more...
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