Jo-Ann Gauthier
Ontario Regional Manager

  c/o CASA
Phone:  (905) 477-2270 x 43

Twitter: @casafs_Jo_Ann
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  Regional Events:
ORG Meeting Schedule

 Dec. 5, 2019 10:00 am Hilton Garden Inn
(Festive Luncheon)


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.
December 12, 2018- OFM Newsletter on Retrofit Care

Compliance Schedule for:

Care Occupancies, Care and Treatment Occupancies, and Retirement Homes
Click here for Link

NFSA Member Takeover September/October 2018 – Retired Fire Chief Dan Jones, sprinkler advocate shares his thoughts   

Ajax Fire and Emergency Services Contest
Ajax Fire and Emergency Services ran a contest called “If you wanted to be Fire Chief for the Day on October 11th
” that was awarded during Fire Prevention Week.  The contest was open to local students who were required to draw a poster to demonstrate how they and their family could prepare in the event of fire so nobody gets hurt.

The winner of the contest was Kinzee, a local 3rd grade student.  Look at the Fire Sprinkler in her picture! Future SFPI? Future Fire Firefighter?  Either way, what a smart little girl!  Thank you Kristy-Lynn Pankhurst (Fire Prevention Inspector for AFES) and Fire Chief Dave Lang for inviting CASA to be part of Kinzee’s special day!
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New Construction Act Resources
On July 1, 2018 the first phase of the new Construction Act of Ontario came into effect.  The first phase includes amendments to lien and holdback rules; the second phase, effective October 1, 2019 deals with prompt payment, adjudication and municipalities.
Attached to this email are:

  1. A guide to the Construction Act developed by the Hamilton-Halton Construction Association
  2. A presentation from Gowlings WLG that includes some check lists for complying with the Act

It’s important to note the transition rules.  The old regime will still apply where:

  1. The contract was entered into before July 1, 2018.
  2. The procurement process (RFQ, RFP, tender call) is commenced (not concluded) before July 1, 2018. In other words, the trigger date will not be the closing date of the tender, but the date on which the tender call was issued by the owner.
  3. The facility is subject to a leasehold interest and the lease is entered into before July 1, 2018.

These legislative and regulatory changes will impact all companies involved in construction, please take some time to educated yourself, the resources below are a good start.

COCA’s website that has a webinar by Edward Dryer

Surety Bonds and the Construction Act:

List of forms for the Construction Act

Court Services – forms you can download for the Construction Act


Click above picture to see Home Fire Timeline video

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

Hilton Garden Inn
3311 Caroga Dr.
Mississauga, ON

Coming in 2020:
ORG Golf Tournament
September 17, 2020
1:30 pm shotgun

Angus Glen Golf Club
(North Course)
10080 Kennedy Rd
Markham, ON

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