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Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

As a reminder - here’s what CFBA members must do in order to comply with new requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) that come into effect on January 1, 2016

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Burk Blanck Retires
Burk Blanck Retires

The CFBA wishes a fond farewell to Burk Blanck (of Agway Metals Inc./Andex Metals)who will be retiring December 31st, 2015.

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Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) Amendments

Amendments to three regulations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) have been approved.

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Remembering a CFBA President

The CFBA received the sad news that Bryan Hernandez, former CFBA Director and President (mid-90’s), passed away on Nov. 14, 2015.

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Dean Report - Released
Dean Report - Released

In the winter of 2015 the CFBA produced a submission to the government of Ontario regarding the Dean review.

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Job Posting - London & District Construction Association

The London and District Construction Association is seeking a dynamic leader to assume the role of EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.

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Summer 2015 Newsletter
Summer 2015 Newsletter

CAFA Conference, Golf Tournament, What's Happening in Agriculture, LRIC Conference

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Spring 2015 Newsletter
Spring 2015 Newsletter

2015 Annual CFBA Conference, 2014 Builder Awards, COCA Report, Ontario Government Introduces New Workplace Action Plan

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OCoT Enforcement Officer Visit - Best Practices
OCoT Enforcement Officer Visit - Best Practices

COCA has developed a best practices document on what to expect and what to do when an OCoT Enforcement Officer visits a job site.

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Gary van Bolderen Named COCA Chair
Gary van Bolderen Named COCA Chair

On February 26, 2015, the Council of Ontario Construction Associations (COCA) hosted its Annual General Meeting.

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The Dean Review - CFBA Views and Concerns

CFBA's concerns and views regarding the review to key areas of Ontario's skilled trades system within the mandate of the Ontario College of Trades.

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Winter 2014 Newsletter
Winter 2014 Newsletter

Ontario Local Food News, Perspective on Industry Changes, Helping Greenhouse Growers, New Training Requirements

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Gary van Bolderen Appointed First Vice-Chair with COCA
Gary van Bolderen Appointed First Vice-Chair with COCA

CFBA is pleased to report that Mr. Gary van Bolderen, a long-time director and past-president of the CFBA, was appointed to the first vice-chair position with the Council of Ontario Construction Associations (COCA).

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Fall 2014 Newsletter
Fall 2014 Newsletter

Welcoming New GM Sally Akroyd Bombino, Tribute to Mike Parker, Top Reasons to be a Director, Ask an Engineer

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Ontario College of Trades: Review Announcement

Please see the following information from the Council of Ontario Construction Associations (COCA).

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Summer 2014 Newsletter
Summer 2014 Newsletter

CFBA Golf Day, Concrete Contractor Day, COCA Report, Design & Construction of Agricultural Buildings

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Spring 2014 Newsletter
Spring 2014 Newsletter

2013 CFBA Awards, 2013 Annual Conference, COCA President Award, Ag Maps Launches

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Winter 2013 Newsletter
Winter 2013 Newsletter

COCA Construction Day, Health & Safety News, OEA Update, Feed-In Tariff Program

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Fall 2013 Newsletter
Fall 2013 Newsletter

CFBA Golf Tournament, Ontario Government New Local Food Fund, Roofing Safety, Changes to WHMIS

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COCA’s Construction Day hits Queen’s Park Toronto

Construction leaders recently met at Queen’s Park to make their concerns known to MPPs during the Council of Ontario Construction Associations (COCA) fourth annual Construction Day.

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Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes has just released the first information regarding the update to the National Farm Building Code.

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OLG Slots at Racetracks Program

After the CFBA attended a meeting with the Minister of Agriculture at Queen’s Park, on March 22nd, along with the OFA to support the Horse Racing Industry these concerns were also brought to COCA's attention and the response to their letter by the Finance Minister, Dwight Duncan can be read HERE

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CFBA Supports the Horse Racing Industry

The Canadian Farm Builders Association supports the continued partnership arrangements between the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission and the Race Tracks and the Horse racing industry in Ontario.

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Gary Van Bolderen Elected COCA Executive 2nd Vice Chair
Gary Van Bolderen Elected COCA Executive 2nd Vice Chair

Gary Van Bolderen, current CFBA President, was elected to the COCA Executive as 2nd Vice Chair.

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Farm Building Code Revision Report

Report from Will Teron on the CCBFB/PTPACC Joint Task Force on Farm Buildings committee meetings.

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