Update from CCA President, Bill Black, in regards to COVID-19 and how the CCA is proceeding at this time.
Stay informed on all ongoing updates from CCA around COVID-19.
March 26, 2020

Canada’s construction industry is putting safety and health first

OTTAWA, March 25, 2020 – The health, safety and well-being of our workers, their families and friends, and the communities we operate in is always the top priority of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) and its more than 20,000 member firms. This has never been truer than it is right now. From the construction and renovation of hospitals, to keeping roads safe, to bringing power and clean water to homes, the construction sector builds communities and delivers projects that are essential to Canadians’ quality of life and to the success of our country. The CCA and our provincial and municipal...

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March 25, 2020

City of Calgary- Suspension of construction sites

Mar. 25 – Update on Inspections, and Suspending Sites View Newsletter here Suspension of construction sites If you are suspending activity on a construction site, please inform The City of Calgary by calling 311. Building inspectors will attend multi-family and high-rise sites that would have higher risk to public safety should construction activity be stalled at this time. Inspectors will review public access, loose debris, and security of the sites. 311 is prepared to respond to these calls and track all suspended sites. Please refer to the Calgary Construction Association resources for site suspension and pandemic planning: COVID-19 Project Suspension Impact...

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March 25, 2020

PANDEMIC PLANNING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY.

Construction Pandemic Planning 2.0   PANDEMIC PLANNING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY – A GUIDE. Version 2.0 – March 24th, 2020 INTRODUCTION. At the beginning of last week it was obvious to many of us that we were moving into unknown territory and, from a safety and health perspective, we as an industry were going to have to develop new protocols and best practices for our new reality. Many organizations in our industry do not have internal resources to create such content while other larger organizations do. In a display of community leadership many of these larger organizations have been willing...

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March 25, 2020

Proactive Documentation of Impacts of Covid 19 – Revay

Proactive documentation and monitoring of the impacts of COVID-19 on construction projects Project Management and Construction Claims Services Montreal, Québec: montreal@revay.com Ottawa, Ontario: ottawa@revay.com Toronto, Ontario: toronto@revay.com Calgary, Alberta: calgary@revay.com Vancouver, British Columbia: vancouver@revay.com March 24, 2020 As COVID-19 continues to impact the construction industry, not only in terms of the health of its workers, but also in terms of project schedule and cost, Revay would like to remind all our clients of the importance of keeping detailed daily records of the events and their impacts on your projects. Over the past few weeks, we are aware that construction projects...

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March 24, 2020

Alberta construction groups urge province to keep sites open

Alberta construction groups urge province to keep sites open March 23, 2020   CALGARY, ALTA – As the federal government weighs its options to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, Alberta builders are urging officials to keep job sites open. In a letter to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, the Alberta Construction Association (ACA) and eight local construction associations called on the province to not suspend construction work. “There are different groups looking to the government to suggest shutting down construction as an industry. The federal government has already pushed that off to provinces and suggested it’s a province by province issue,”...

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March 23, 2020

CCA Brief: Government’s economic response plan to COVID-19

CCA Brief: Government’s economic response plan to COVID-19 Dear colleagues and members, As part of our ongoing efforts to keep the industry informed, we have put together this briefing on the latest Government of Canada announcement. CCA has also added a central information hub on our website with updates and resources regarding the COVID-19 outbreak for circulation and use amongst all members and companies. This hub can be found at cca-acc.com/covid-19-resources.   Government of Canada announces $82 billion relief and stimulus package amid COVID-19 outbreak March 19, 2020 – Ottawa, ON – Yesterday in Ottawa, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance...

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March 23, 2020

Canadian Construction Association Press Release on COVID-19

CCA PRESS RELEASE ON COVID-19 Dear colleagues and members, CCA issued the following press release today on COVID-19 calling on the federal government for action and information in specific areas that will support our industry and its workers. A copy of the letter sent to the Prime Minister is available at the bottom of this email. Canada’s construction industry is responding to COVID-19 OTTAWA, March 21, 2020 – The health, safety and well-being of our workers, their families and friends, and the communities we operate in is the top priority of the more than 20,000 member firms of the Canadian...

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March 23, 2020

10 Tips from Rethink to support your family right now

Rethink Benefits COVID – haworth 10 TIPS from Rethink to support your family right now Many schools are closed, and we know providers are running on limited availability at this time. As part of our company’s partnership with Rethink Benefits, we wanted to share with you some tips for navigating life while working at home and managing your child’s temporary at-home schoolwork. These supports were made available by Rethink’s behavior experts, all Board Certified Behavior Analysts, who specialize in helping parents of children at all levels. Here are their tips: 1 Create predictability to your child’s day by arranging a...

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March 23, 2020

CCA Update March 20, 2020

CCA Update March 20 2020 Dear Members and Colleagues, CCA UPDATE Over the course of this week we have interacted with many across the industry in various settings and are learning every day how to navigate in this new emerging reality. Over 50 people have participated in our HR morning calls since Tuesday and we will likely continue these next week. register here and feel free to join in any of them moving forward. Feel free to call in every day if you wish. Within 30 minutes of opening for registration yesterday our virtual legal panel had over 100 people...

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March 21, 2020

Tax Bulletin #2

Tax Bulletin #2 CANADA’S COVID-19 ECONOMIC RESPONSE PLAN – KEY POINTS FOR BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS Since the beginning of March, restrictions and measures related to COVID-19 have rapidly escalated. While the first stages focused on public health and safety, in very short order, businesses and personal finances began to be affected. It is clear that these challenges will become worse before they get better. In an effort to combat these effects, the Government of Canada released a series of financial measures in mid-March. This document summarizes selected government comments up to March 18, 2020. INDIVIDUALS Tax Return Due Date Deferral:...

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March 21, 2020

COVD-19 Checklist

COVID-19-Checklist -v7 Inspired by our friend Jeff White from Results and based on the collaborative efforts of a number of industry professionals who worked together over the last few days, we are happy to share this document with our members and industry.   With current safety measures in place Contractors are managing construction sites with Pandemic Plans being implemented and maintained however we are already in a situation that we were somewhat unprepared for and this document is intended to part of the toolbox that we may need in the weeks ahead.   While we could never expect to be...

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March 20, 2020

City of Calgary- Update on 3rd Floor Counter Operations

To view the newsletter please click here Dear industry partners, Effective today, as The City responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, the third-floor counter at the Municipal Building is changing how we accept physical applications to prevent the spread of the virus. We are temporarily closing the front counter and accepting applications only by drop-off, or through our online systems. We are still operating normal business hours and confident we can continue service through drop-off and online. The City is committed to processing applications, as well as protecting the health and safety of our employees. Please see our revised operating procedures...

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March 20, 2020

CCA Update March 19, 2020

CCA Update March 19, 2020 Dear Members and Colleagues, CCA UPDATE Over the course of Wednesday there were more announcements from federal and provincial sources providing financial support and relief for individuals and business impacted by the crisis. Wednesday also saw our first Industry Leaders conference call with senior people from many of the construction firms in the Calgary are including General Contractors and Trade Partners. Nearly 20 individuals joined the call and shared what they are experiencing and some of the steps they have implemented in their offices and on site. We will be sharing a Pandemic Best Practices...

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March 19, 2020

City of Calgary- Important Message on Business Continuity

Planning & Development Services Update As you are aware by now, The City of Calgary has declared a State of Local Emergency to support the Province of Alberta’s efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. The City’s top priorities are the health, safety, and well-being of the public and our employees; and maintaining essential and necessary services that Calgarians rely upon. All service lines within Planning and Development – City Planning & Policy, Development Approvals, and Building Safety – remain open for business with services still operating.  However, our workforce has been significantly impacted, like most of our colleagues and...

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March 19, 2020

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses

To view article please click here Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses Department of Finance Canada From: Department of Finance Canada Backgrounder The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. On March 18, 2020, the Prime Minister announced a new set of economic measures to help stabilize the economy during this challenging period. These measures, delivered as part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, will provide up to $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses....

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