HHCA offers members deep dive into naloxone policy

2022-05-10T14:17:53+00:00

Naloxone kits to deal with opioid overdoses must become a staple health and safety tool at all construction sites alongside steel-toed boots and construction hard hats, harm-reduction workers told a Hamilton, Ont. Construction Safety Week audience recently. Hamilton-Halton Construction Association (HHCA) general manager Sue Ramsay explained to members that in April 2022 the Ontario legislature passed the Working for Workers Act, implementing a new mandate for the construction sector to “reduce the risk of death caused by opioid overdoses in workplaces by requiring employers to provide a naloxone kit in workplaces where overdoses are a potential hazard.” That [...]

HHCA offers members deep dive into naloxone policy2022-05-10T14:17:53+00:00

Ontario Building a Stronger, More Resilient Mental Health System in Hamilton

2022-04-04T16:58:25+00:00

The Ontario Government is investing over $5 Million to redevelop St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton's psychiatric emergency service This funding will help double mental health and addictions emergency services at the hospital and ensure that patients and families in Hamilton and the surrounding region have access to high-quality care in a comfortable and compassionate space. “Our government is ensuring that all Ontarians are supported on their journey to wellness by building a stronger, more comprehensive mental health and addictions system,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “Redeveloping St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton’s psychiatric emergency service will expand [...]

Ontario Building a Stronger, More Resilient Mental Health System in Hamilton2022-04-04T16:58:25+00:00

Ontario Moving to Next Phase of Reopening on February 17

2022-02-14T16:31:09+00:00

Improvements in key indicators allowing province to safely ease public health measures sooner than anticipated With key public health and health system indicators continuing to improve, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is cautiously and gradually easing public health measures sooner, with the next phase of measures being eased on February 17, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. “Given how well Ontario has done in the Omicron wave we are able to fast track our reopening plan,” said Premier Doug Ford. “This is great news and a sign of just how far we've come [...]

Ontario Moving to Next Phase of Reopening on February 172022-02-14T16:31:09+00:00

Rapid Testing Program for Businesses

2021-12-17T13:59:36+00:00

Free Rapid Tests Available for Small & Medium Sized Businesses under 150 Employees! The Ontario Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Ontario and Canadian Governments, launched the COVID-19 Rapid Screening Initiative several months ago. Local Chamber of Commerce's (including Hamilton, Brantford & Burlington) have tests available. Most offices require an appointment to pick up tests and are also closed during the holidays. Click here for the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Click here for the Burlington Chamber of Commerce Click here for the Brantford Chamber of Commerce Click here for the Ontario Chamber of [...]

Rapid Testing Program for Businesses2021-12-17T13:59:36+00:00

HHCA Legacy Build Home Sale

2021-11-23T14:49:39+00:00

The HHCA Legacy Build is complete and we are handing over the keys to two families! The Hamilton-Halton Construction Association (HHCA) is pleased to announce that the Legacy Build Project is complete and Habitat Hamilton will be handing over the keys to two new home partners on November 24th at 9:30am at 134 Catharine Street North in downtown Hamilton. The idea of the Legacy Build - fundraising $200,000 and building a home in partnership with Habitat Hamilton - came from the HHCA’s Women in Construction (WIC) Group. What started as a conversation about a build day snowballed into [...]

HHCA Legacy Build Home Sale2021-11-23T14:49:39+00:00

Ontario Releases Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term

2021-10-22T18:45:03+00:00

Ontario Releases Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has released A Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term, which outlines the province’s gradual approach to lifting remaining public health and workplace safety measures by March 2022. The plan will be guided by the ongoing assessment of key public health and health care indicators and supported by local or regional tailored responses to COVID-19. Click here for the full press release.

Ontario Releases Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term2021-10-22T18:45:03+00:00

Hamilton Council ratifies MOU for LRT

2021-09-17T15:11:54+00:00

Hamilton City Council ratifies memorandum of understanding for the Hamilton LRT project Today, Hamilton City Council ratified a memorandum of understanding with Metrolinx and the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) to move forward with the 14-kilometre Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. In May 2021, a joint funding announcement was made by the provincial and federal governments committing $3.4B to the capital cost of the project, making the Hamilton LRT one of the largest infrastructure investments in the City’s history. The LRT will connect McMaster University in the west end of Hamilton to Eastgate in the east, with new [...]

Hamilton Council ratifies MOU for LRT2021-09-17T15:11:54+00:00

Ontario to Require Proof of Vaccination in Select Settings

2021-09-17T13:36:24+00:00

Ontario to Require Proof of Vaccination in Select Settings To further protect Ontarians as the province continues to confront the Delta-driven fourth wave of the COVID-19, the government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, will require people to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to access certain businesses and settings starting September 22, 2021. Requiring proof of vaccination in these settings reduces risk and is an important step to encourage every last eligible Ontarian to get their shot, which is critical to protecting the province’s hospital capacity, while also supporting businesses [...]

Ontario to Require Proof of Vaccination in Select Settings2021-09-17T13:36:24+00:00

Ontario Investing in New Resources for Construction Sector

2021-09-09T18:34:55+00:00

Ontario Investing in New Resources for Construction Sector Virtual training hub and new online job bank will help jobseekers advance their careers MISSISSAUGA — The Ontario government is investing over $3 million to create a virtual training hub that will help construction supervisors learn the skills they need to mentor and train their team. The funding will also go toward the creation of an online job bank that will help up to 200 laid-off and unemployed workers find good jobs in construction. “Construction workers build the houses we call home, the hospitals that care for us and the [...]

Ontario Investing in New Resources for Construction Sector2021-09-09T18:34:55+00:00
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