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Need a Vaccine? RESCON can help.
May 27th, 2021 3:37 pm

      By Ahd AlAshry & Andrew Pariser

There is no denying that this pandemic has had substantial negative impacts on our lives. Our economy, social life, sense of safety, and most importantly, our health (both physical and mental) have all been disrupted and put at risk. With the vaccines now rapidly rolling out in Ontario, the province is officially accelerating its road to normalcy....  Read more...
GTA’s Building Diversity Awards a showcase of construction passion
May 26th, 2021 2:55 pm

      Amina Dibe & Aonghus Kealy / RESCON

The recent Building Diversity Awards celebrated the progression being made by the Ontario construction industry to create a more diverse, inclusive workforce. And, RESCON was proud to play a role in the virtual gala....  Read more...
Mental Health Week 2021: It’s time for Ontario construction to focus on Mental Health First Aid
May 11th, 2021 12:35 pm

   Amina Dibe/RESCON

May 3-9 was Mental Health Week. At RESCON, it’s a time when we reflect on our individual mental health and that of workers in the construction industry. However, reflecting on our mental health shouldn’t be limited to just one week....  Read more...
Ontario chief coroner to construction industry: get the vaccine available to you
April 28th, 2021 9:40 pm

Aonghus Kealy / RESCON

So, what is the best COVID-19 vaccine for construction employers to encourage employees to take?
 
Is it AstraZeneca?
Is it Pfizer?
How about Moderna?...  Read more...
Health and Safety: The Day of Mourning – COVID-19, December 2020, and How We Do Better.
April 28th, 2021 12:47 am

By Andrew Pariser & Amina Dibe / RESCON

In March 2020, the world was turned upside down. Health and safety, which is a top priority in construction, quickly became the only priority. Last April 28 – The Day of Mourning – many health and safety professionals reflected on how COVID-19 had changed the landscape and wondered if changes would be temporary or longer lasting....  Read more...
Digital tools could speed up construction of housing
March 31st, 2021 4:51 pm

 By Grant Cameron

Digital tools and technology could speed up the approvals process for new home construction – they just need to be applied, says Richard Lyall, president of the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON)....  Read more...
HireNext tool can help employers attract new talent
March 31st, 2021 4:38 pm

     By Amina Dibe

RESCON recently held a webinar with CivicAction, called Rethinking Your Next Big Hire, to walk participants through HireNext, a free set of tools that help employers expand their pipeline and come up with a roadmap to attract young and diverse talent....  Read more...
Steps being taken to combat racism, webinar told
March 22nd, 2021 2:52 pm

By Grant Cameron

The Ontario government, health and safety agencies, and the construction industry have taken meaningful steps to combat racism in the workplace, a webinar hosted by RESCON was told March 18.
The hour-long virtual event was held in advance of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21. ...  Read more...
Construction industry has been a success story during COVID-19, RESCON AGM told
March 2nd, 2021 11:42 am

By Grant Cameron
 
Ontario Labour, Training and Skills Development Minister Monte McNaughton and Children and Women’s Issues Associate Minister Jill Dunlop spoke at RESCON’s annual general meeting on Feb. 25....  Read more...
Health and Safety Excellence Plan (HSEP): RESCON secures group rate and preferred access
February 22nd, 2021 1:09 pm

By Grant Cameron
 
RESCON and ORCCA members can now sign up (at a preferred rate) to be part of a WSIB Health and Safety Excellence (HSEP) program through a group sponsor partnership with TRH and the Hamilton-Halton Construction Association (HHCA)....  Read more...
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