Volume 8, Issue 36
November 2015

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Annual Christmas Luncheon & Silent Auction!


The HHCA's annual Christmas Luncheon and Silent Auction registration and sponsorships have been selling quickly, with only 15 tables left! During the luncheon we will enjoy a silent auction which will benefit Habitat for Humanity Hamilton. As part of our celebrations, we will have WSIB Chair, Elizabeth Witmer, in attendance as part of our 2014 Regional Construction Safety Group rebate ceremony.

Registration is only $90 per person, $700 for a table of 8 and $860 for a table of 10 (plus tax) which includes your admission and a plated lunch. A cocktail reception and silent auction preview begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m. Limited sponsorships remain which include a Program Sponsor and Photography Sponsor. 

The HHCA is still accepting donations for our silent auction table. If you are unsure of what to donate, the HHCA will purchase an item on your behalf with a monetary donation. To make a donation, click the link below or email Alana directly. 

Register or Sponsor Here!

For more information, please contact Stephanie

 Inside This Issue

Christmas Luncheon
Christmas Sponsors
2014 RCSG Rebate Announced!
WSIB Proposed Rate Framework Breakfast
2016 Safety Group Applications available
Are you getting what you need?
Member Benefit: 2 Grey Suits
Upcoming Events & Seminars
BestBidz Highlights
Free Construct Canada Passes


Thank you to our current Christmas Sponsors! Click on their logo to see how they can assist your business!

View remaining sponsorships here!

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Favour Sponsors Centrepiece Sponsors Wine Sponsors

2014 Regional Construction Safety Group Rebate Announced!

The 2014 WSIB rebate amount was announced last week and the 2014 Regional Construction Safety Group (RCSG) will share in a rebate of $1,432,393! Congratulations to all of the 2014 safety group members who will celebrate this achievement at the HHCA's Christmas luncheon.

The HHCA would like to also like to congratulate Mattina Mechanical on achieving a perfect score of 100% on their safety group program as well as scoring 100% on their WSIB Audit!  Well done! All scoring was implemented and verified by the WSIB.


WSIB Update Session - Big changes coming to the WSIB

The WSIB is proposing a new way of calculating employer premiums. We're looking at big changes, possibly as early as 2018. Under the new system rebates and surcharges will be eliminated.


Join us for breakfast on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 when we will be joined by Jean-Serge (JS) Bidal, Executive Director Strategic Revenue Policy with the WSIB. JS will walk us through the new framework, explain what it means to your business and answer your questions.

Register for only $20 ( and includes breakfast.



2016 Safety Group Applications now Available!

Apply to be part of the 2016 RCSG and be regarded as an HHCA Leader in Safety!

Apply Here! 

Deadline to submit your application is December 31, 2015

Contact Stephanie for more information.

Applications to join the 2016 Regional Construction Group (RCSG) are now being accepted!

What are the benefits of joining a safety group?

Comply wtih Legislation
Healthy & stable workforce
Enhanced access to the WSIB network
Minimum financial rebate of $3,000 per firm
Access to safety experts and consultants
Networking opportunities
Receive free up-to-date safety news/information
Workplace audit assistance
Potential improvement on your WSIB rating
Free year-end binder review by a professional health & safety consultant

Are you getting what you need?

Hi, I'm Sue, the new General Manager of the HHCA. Are you getting what you need? Does the HHCA provide you with the right information, education and networking opportunities to help your business be successful?

I recently met witht he HHCA's volunteer leadership to develop some priorities for 2016. Some of the topics we talked about were:education and networking opportunities to help your business be successful?

Offering great services to our members - the HHCA added a new member benefit this year. Two Grey Suits is an online human resources portal. It has policies you can download, information to help you hire the right candidate, even an Employee Handbook. FOR FREE. We're all busy, but not worrying about HR until you have a problem is a big mistake. In the New Year we'll be hosting an education session to help members make the most of this benefit. Want more information? Contact the office.

The Regional Construction Safety Group - did you know that the WSIB is planning to change the way it charges employer premiums? Possibly as early as 2018? Joining a Safety Group now may help your business achieve a lower premium rate under the new system. To bring members up to date on the proposed changes we're hosting a breakfast session with the WSIB on November 18th. Interested? Click here for details.

Encouraging feedback from membership - the staff at the HHCA is fully committed to helping you and your business succeed but we need your help. Are there things you wish the HHCA offered? Do you have a great idea? Are there areas that need improvement? Email me at; I'd love to hear from you.

Believe it or not I've wanted to work for a local association for a while; I've wanted to get back to being part of a community and helping people achieve their goals. I look forward to working with you to improve our association, our community and our industry.





NEW Member Benefit: Two Grey Suits


Upcoming Events & Seminars
Events Seminars

Christmas Luncheon & Silent Auction - November 27, 2015
Sponsorship Opportunities are still available for this event!


96th Annual General Meeting & Dinner - February 18, 2016 


Curling Bonspiel - March 2, 2016

For more information, please contact Stephanie





1 Day Emergency First Aid - November 10, 2015 - LAST CHANCE

Formal Presentations - November 12, 2015 - LAST CHANCE

WSIB Proposed Rate Framework Breakfast - November 18, 2015

Risk Management for Construction - November 23, 2015 - Worth 1 Gold Seal Credit 

Working at Heights - November 25, 2015 - 9 Spots Left

Goal Setting - December 3, 2015

For more information, please contact Alana

Don't Forget - The HHCA offers E-Learning Courses


BestBidz Highlights

Handyman Services for the Region of Halton's Child Care Centres - Oakville & Georgetown - November 5, 2015
Roof Framing Reinforcement at POA Court - Guelph - November 10, 2015
Glen Abbey Youth Club Tenant Renovations - Oakville - November 10, 2015
Design and Construction of a 400mm Watermain on Brant Street and Upper Middle - Burlington - November 12, 2015 

 To receive a free trial of BestBidz and view all of these projects and many more contact Alana

Free Construct Canada Passes!

Click below for your free passes!


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