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Ontario’s new goal is 90% vaccination rate
December 2nd, 2021 8:57 pm

By Andrew Pariser & Ahd AlAshry / RESCON

With almost 23 million vaccines administered, Ontario by any measure is a global leader in the fight against COVID-19....  Read more...
Labour, supply chain, immigration & technology are critical issues
November 4th, 2021 6:53 pm

By Richard Lyall/RESCON
 
I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Leslie Roberts, host of Ottawa at Work on CFRA 580 News Talk Radio.
 
Purpose of the interview was to talk about...  Read more...
We need more of the in-demand tradespeople
November 4th, 2021 6:47 pm

By Andrew Pariser/RESCON
 
Labour supply is one of the top issues impacting the residential and broader construction industry in 2021. The message captured in the media right now is, “We need more skilled tradespeople.” The message I want to share is, ...  Read more...
Housing crisis, labour shortage in the media spotlight
November 4th, 2021 6:45 pm

By Grant Cameron/RESCON
 
The housing crisis and labour shortage were key issues highlighted by RESCON in October, along with the need for a standardized, streamlined and digitized development approvals process across all municipalities....  Read more...
Ontario Building Code changes will be in effect at end of 2023
November 4th, 2021 6:36 pm

By Paul De Berardis/RESCON
 
Stairs, guards and handrails

As a reminder to all RESCON members, please be advised that changes to stair, guard and handrail requirements will be in effect in Ontario for all permits applied for on or after January 1, 2022....  Read more...
Unvaccinated individuals will miss out
November 4th, 2021 6:24 pm

By Ahd AlAshry & Andrew Pariser/RESCON
 
For just over 19 months, COVID-19 has dominated every aspect of our lives, killed almost 9,900 Ontarians, and reshaped our future in ways we could not have imagined just two years ago.

However, hope ...  Read more...
#BIPOCinConstruction Campaign to be launched November 1
October 28th, 2021 8:57 pm

       By Amina Dibe
 
Last September, RESCON officially launched the Anti-Racism Roundtable. This roundtable, chaired by me, is made up of 52 members, which includes RESCON members (residential builders/developers),...  Read more...
RESCON holds inaugural Women in Construction webinar
October 25th, 2021 12:23 am

By Grant Cameron/RESCON
 
With 100,000 additional workers required in Ontario’s construction industry over the next decade, there is a need for more women to take up the tools, Colleges and Universities Minister Jill Dunlop said in ...  Read more...
RESCON webinar addresses racism
October 7th, 2021 9:52 pm

By Grant Cameron & Amina Dibe/RESCON
 
Racism, hate and discrimination have absolutely no place in Ontario and the provincial government is taking steps to put an end to any unfair and biased workplace practices, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Minister Parm Gill said ...  Read more...
Residential and ICI contracts set to expire April 30, 2022
October 7th, 2021 9:45 pm

By Andrew Pariser/RESCON
 
Where has the time gone? Where is the industry headed? When will we get rid of COVID-19 for good and what will the economic recovery look like?...  Read more...
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