EDUCATION: Industry lauded for response to pandemic
August 4th, 2020 3:42 pm
Grant Cameron
By Grant Cameron / RESCON

Ontario’s construction industry has been a leader for the province since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and deserves congratulations....  Read more...
EDUCATION: Economic update offers insight into effects of COVID-19
June 30th, 2020 11:42 am
Grant Cameron

By Grant Cameron / RESCON

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
The old adage penned by writer Charles Dickens was one of the themes of a Webex economic update meeting for RESCON members on June 25 called “Interesting Times in Construction” sponsored by Altus Group....  Read more...
RESCON is encouraging workers to make use of new COVID-19 tracing app
June 30th, 2020 2:44 am
Andrew Pariser

By Andrew Pariser / RESCON

The Ontario government has announced another improvement in its approach to managing and containing COVID-19. Through the three Ts (testing, tracing, tracking), the government can quickly test, trace, and track cases, ensuring those infected are quickly isolated and treated. ...  Read more...
TRAINING & EDUCATION: What employers need to know when dealing with possible COVID-19 cases on a worksite
June 29th, 2020 8:33 pm
Andrew PariserAmina Dibe

By Andrew Pariser & Amina Dibe / RESCON

Diane Laranja, partner at Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti, a management labour and employment law firm, spoke recently to RESCON members and provided  a legal update on COVID-19 and what employers should do when responding to a suspected or positive case of the disease on a worksite....  Read more...
Skilled Trades Training and Education During COVID-19
May 25th, 2020 6:27 pm

By Andrew Pariser & Amina Dibe / RESCON

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of how kids and young adults learn, with a complete shift to online instruction for the time being. While e-learning works better for certain subjects than it does others, training and education in the construction skilled trades will always require a hands-on learning component....  Read more...
HEALTH & SAFETY: The Day of Mourning -- what does it mean during the COVID-19 pandemic?
April 28th, 2020 12:37 pm

Andrew Pariser / RESCON
COVID-19 has turned the world upside down and changed every aspect of our lives. Those involved in health and safety have put in endless hours gathering information, refining policies, and enhancing on-site practices to ensure every worker who arrives at work can return home when their shift is done. This year, we need the Day of Mourning even more to remind us of what is important, what has not changed and the opportunities this pandemic may create....  Read more...
HEALTH & SAFETY: RESCON applauds government’s mental health support in reaction to COVID-19
April 9th, 2020 7:26 pm

Amina Dibe / RESCON

A lot has happened in the residential construction’s health and safety world since our Mental Health in Construction event last November.

That event was our first on the topic, which saw 115 industry representatives hear from construction experts, mental health experts and government on the importance of understanding and addressing mental health in the construction industry....  Read more...
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS: COVID-19 changes municipal practices for permits, building inspections and e-permitting
April 1st, 2020 5:11 pm
Nadia Todorova, Paul De Berardis and Michael de Lint / RESCON
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing recently held a phone-in roundtable to discuss several issues affecting construction services as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

These included the issuance of building permits, building inspections and e-permitting. ...  Read more...
Minister McNaughton addresses builders at RESCON AGM
April 1st, 2020 4:51 pm

Nadia Todorova / RESCON

On February 27th, RESCON hosted its Annual General Meeting. We were privileged to have the Honourable Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development attend the AGM. ...  Read more...
COVID-19: RESCON’s latest construction industry update
March 20th, 2020 11:13 pm
Richard Lyall and Andrew Pariser / RESCON
As always, RESCON will continue to update all members and key stakeholders as information related to COVID-19 becomes available. Our position is our industry will keep working as best it can under challenging circumstances. ...  Read more...
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