Business View Magazine | November 2020

60 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2020 AT A GLANCE ONTARIO GENERAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION (OGCA) WHAT: Trade association for the Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional construction sectors. WHERE: Toronto, Ontario WEBSITE: ONTARIO GENERAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION We build Ontario F ounded in 1939 by a group of 11 general contracting firms, the Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) has grown into the largest representative association in the construction industry. Over eight decades, the OGCA has worked to build Ontario by assisting members to deliver construction excellence in the Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Sectors. Membership includes small, medium, and large firms representing both union and open-shop contractors – accounting for approximately 70 percent of Ontario’s Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional (ICI) projects and almost all of the Alternative Finance Projects (AFPs). The OGCA was originally formed to bridge the gap between national and regional associations and continues to keep the interests of Ontario’s general contractors and the safety of construction workers at the forefront. Through strong alliances with the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Ontario (ACEC-Ontario formerly the Consulting Engineers of Ontario), and the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), the OGCA advocates for the construction industry at all levels of government and keeps members well-informed on what’s happening in the industry. Business View Magazine recently spoke with OGCA President, Giovanni Cautillo, about the Association’s commitment to advocacy on behalf