Volume 8, Issue 21

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HHCA September Cruise


Join the HHCA as we cruise the Hamilton Harbour Queen on Wednesday, September 10th with our Anchor Sponsor, Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers. Our voyage will depart from the Hamilton Harbour and will cruise for three-hours. During the cruise a BBQ dinner will be served while enjoying a live band and taking in the sights of the Hamilton harbour. Tickets are only $45 per person which includes your boarding pass and dinner.

Sponsorships just opened as well and they include a Tiki Bar, BBQ Dinner (2 available) and Party Deck sponsor. Click the link below for further details and pricing information.


Thank you to Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers for their continued Anchor Sponsorship!

 Inside This Issue

HHCA September Cruise
HHCA Summer Hours
Golf Day at Heron Point
Upcoming Events & Seminars
Summer Sizzler at Sarcoa!
Gold Seal Certification
2015 Safety Group Program
Free EPR Trial
Member to Member Recruitment Challenge
MOL Updates



HHCA Summer Hours

The HHCA will be signing Statutory Declarations until 12 p.m. on Friday, August 1st. The HHCA will be closed on Monday, August 4th for the Civic holiday and we will re-open at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, August 5th.  

The HHCA will also be closed on Monday, September 1st for the Labour Day holiday and re-opening on Tuesday, September 2nd at 8 a.m. Have a safe and happy long weekend!


HHCA's Golf Day at Heron Point


The HHCA's Annual Golf Day at Heron Point is only a couple of weeks away!  The HHCA only has two foursomes left in the tournament. For $225 per golfer your fee includes a BBQ lunch, sponsored by Wentworth Financial Services, 18-hole round of golf with carts followed by a three-meat buffet dinner. The HHCA will also have a charity raffle to benefit Habitat for Humanity Hamilton. Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win your choice of a foursome at various ClubLink golf courses and an overnight stay at a Muskoka resort! Raffle tickets will be sold at the Registration table upon check-in.

Support Habitat for Humanity Hamilton by purchasing raffle tickets for your chance to win a framed, autographed picture of José Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays. The photo is donated by The TRH Group! Donations will go to Habitat for Humanity Hamilton! Tickets will be sold at the Registration table.

Sponsorships are still available for Dinner and Wine! Contact Stephanie for more details or to secure your sponsorship!


The HHCA would like to thank our current major sponsors for their support! Click on their logo to find out how their services can benefit you!

BBQ Lunch & Photography Custom Pin Flags Aon Oasis

Hole-in-One & Team Sponsor Ice Cream Truck Driving Range  Hole-in-One

2014 Upcoming Events & Seminars

Events Seminars

HHCA Golf Day - August 14, 2014

HHCA September Cruise - September 10, 2014

WIC Nine & Dine - September 29, 2014 - Save the Date!

HHCA Christmas Luncheon - November 28, 2014 - Save the Date! 




Construction Management Essentials Part 1 - September 22, 2014

Get Acquainted Breakfast - October 2, 2014 - Save the Date!

Profitable Contracting Seminar - December 9, 2014

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


Summer Sizzler at Sarcoa!

The HHCA and YLG would like to thank all members and guests who came out and joined us at our Summer Sizzler at Sarcoa.  Over 40 members were in attendance at this event and we couldn't have asked for better weather! A great time was had by all as everyone networked and met other HHCA members.

The YLG would like to thank Marsh, L.J. Barton Mechanical and Soil-Mat Engineers for being this event sponsor! Click on their logo to learn more about their services.

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Gold Seal Certification

This is a reminder that the last exam date for this year's Gold Seal exam is on October 17, 2014 at the HHCA office. If you would like to take this exam your application must be received at the HHCA office by Friday, August 29, 2014

The Gold Seal Certification program has been the industry's most trusted, valued and reliable certification for management of construction. Today, more than 8,000 construction professionals have been recognized as Gold Seal Certified. 

To find out more about Gold Seal Certification please click here or contact Sandy.


2015 Safety Group Program

The HHCA has received approval from the WSIB to run the 2015 Safety Group program for one more year! All safety group members (regular and Advantage) are eligible to participate in the safety group program and receive the WSIB rebate upon successful completion of the program.

To be eligible to apply, your firm must be a schedule 1 employer with the WSIB and be a member with the HHCA, TCA, NCA, HHHBA or ORBA.

Would you like to see what a safety group meeting is like? Contact Stephanie to find out about attending our upcoming October safety group meeting as our guest to try it out! Safety group meetings are available in Hamilton and Toronto.

Click here for more information and to download your application form.  The HHCA is accepting applications until December 31, 2014.


Free Electronic Plans Room Trial

On June 2nd the HHCA launched our new Electronic Plans Room, BestBidz. With the great feedback we have received about it so far, the HHCA would like to offer those HHCA members who do not currently have the Plans Room a two week free trial!

To sign up for your free trial, simply email Alana with the contact names and email addresses of those who would like access to the BestBidz website and an account will be set up for you.

This is a great chance to try it before you buy it.




HHCA Member to Member Recruitment Challenge

This is the last month for our Member-to-Member Recruitment challenge! The HHCA is challenging you to recruit a new member! If you do not only will you receive a $100 credit on your HHCA account you will get free advertising all summer long on the HHCA Weekly, HHCA Newsletter, Plans on Display and other communications that are sent out! Contact Alana for more information!



MOL Updates

Tools help Employers Comply with Mandatory Basic Awareness Training

The Ministry of Labour (MOL) has developed a new, free and optional awareness training guidance tools to help employers comply with the mandatory health and safety awareness training that came into effect on July 1st. These guidance tools help employers record the training, assess whether their training programs meet the minimum requirements and verify if the previous training of workers and supervisors meets those requirements. Learn more.

New Mandatory Employment Standards Poster

The most recent version of the Ministry of Labour's "What You Should Know about the Ontario Employment Standards Act" poster (version 5.0) must be posted in the workplace where it is likely that the employees will see it. The poster describes important rights and responsibilities under the Employment Standards Act, 2000. Learn more.

New Employment Standards Workbook

A new version of the Employment Standards Workbook is now available. The workbook assists both employers and employees in understanding some of their obligations and rights under the Employment Standards Act, 2000. Learn more.

Source: MOL

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