Jo-Ann Gauthier
Ontario Regional Manager

  c/o CASA
Phone:  (905) 477-2270 x 43
Cell:  (647) 222-2159

Email: jgauthier@casa-firesprinkler.org
Twitter: @casafs_Jo_Ann
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Regional Events:
ORG Meeting Schedule

Apr. 5, 2018     8:00 am Centre for Health & Safety Innov.
May 3, 2018     8:00 am Centre for Health & Safety Innov.
Sept. 6, 2018   8:00 am Centre for Health & Safety Innov.
Nov. 1, 2018    8:00 am Centre for Health & Safety Innov.
Dec. 6, 2018  10:00 am Hilton Garden Inn
Toronto Airport

Bill 148 Summary
Bill 148 Checklist
Bill 148 Implementation

Graduated Apprenticeship Program for Employers

Bill 142 – Construction Lien Amendment Act
Ontario Passes Legislation on Dec. 5, 2017 to Modernize Construction Laws – New Legislation to Ensure Ontario Businesses and Workers Get Paid on Time.
Please click below link to view the bill:



Update Bill 142
Bill 142 will come into force in two stages;
TORONTO — Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi recently announced that the balance of Bill 142, the Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017 will be fully proclaimed and will also come into force in two stages.

All of the substantive changes, regulations and forms, other than those relating to prompt payment and adjudication, will come into force on July 1.

The prompt payment and adjudication provisions, regulations and forms will be proclaimed and come into force on Oct. 1, 2019 in order to allow sufficient time for the Authorized Nominating Authority to be established, to develop a regime for the certification of adjudicators and to certify adjudicators.

The attorney general also announced the release of four draft regulations to support the amendments to the act including forms, procedures for actions under Part VIII, general (e.g. monetary thresholds for surety bonding and holdback and notice requirements) and adjudications under Part II.1 of the act.

Consultation drafts of the regulations have been posted on Ontario’s Regulatory Registry and are available online.

The regulations have been posted for a period of 30 days and the public can provide feedback.

Bill 142 made numerous amendments to the Construction Lien Act in response to the report titled Striking the Balance: Expert Review of Ontario’s Construction Lien Act, authored by construction lawyers Bruce Reynolds and Sharon Vogel and delivered on April 30, 2016.

Their review examined the modernization of lien and holdback rules, prompt payment and the introduction of an adjudication system.

Retirement Homes
Cost-sharing program to help small and rural retirement homes retrofit more than 6,000 suites across Ontario.  Automatic Fire Sprinklers are vital to the safety and security of all retirement home residents, staff and first responders.  Beginning January 1, 2019, all retirement homes must be equipped with automatic fire sprinkler systems to meet new Ontario Fire Code requirements.  Application forms and eligibility criteria are available online.

Fire Sprinkler Retrofit Program
Apply for Funding

Please be aware of an OCOT Communique released on March 31st in an effort to clarify application of qualification requirements for the 427A Sprinkler and Fire Protection Installer Trade.  The College, OFMEM and SFPI Trade Board have come to an agreement.  Refer to the following link and also in my CASAnotes  – http://www.collegeoftrades.ca/wp-content/uploads/OCOT_Communique_SFPI.pdf

Important information about the Sprinkler and Fire Protection Installer Trade  (Click Here)

   ORG Meeting Locations:
Centre for Health & Safety
5110 Creekbank Rd.
Meeting Room E.
Mississauga, ON

Hilton Garden Inn
3311 Caroga Dr.
Mississauga, ON

Golf Tournament
Lionhead Golf Club
8525 Mississauga Rd
Brampton, ON
September 20, 2018
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