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Thank You ECAO Members 

ECAO had a tremendous response from our membership on the recent ECAO survey sent out this spring. We had 256 responses, which is the best response we have had to date. We want to thank all of you and your local ECAs, who took the time to complete the survey. We are confident that the responses will help provide us with a better path forward in developing our strategic plan to better meet the needs of our members. 


Mark your calendar for ECAO Virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM)

ECAO will still be holding its AGM virtually this fall on September 17. The formal AGM will be held on the morning of September 17 followed by a presentation from Melanie Sodka, Capacity Creator Corp. who will provide guidance for managing employees returning to work following COVID 19.

ECAO Scholarship Awards

The deadline for ECAO’s Scholarship Awards is July 31. We understand that some universities are not able to provide course transcripts to students. With this in mind the scholarship applications requirements will be eased and allow any form of documentation of academic performance such as pictures of a student’s grades. If you have any questions please contact Cathy Frederickson at



Procore Webinar: Site Digitization and the Electrical Contractor- July 7, 2 PM EST


Join the Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO) on a live webinar on July 7 at 2 PM EST / 11 AM PST as to discuss and get insights on how electrical contractors are leveraging technology to digitize their jobsite and maintaining operations during the pandemic. 

Plus, experience a live field demo of the Procore Technologies software platform, utilized by North America's leading electrical contractors, to see how electrical contractors are remotely managing their teams, projects, and communications while keeping safety and productivity top of mind.

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4 steps to get your workplace to adapt better to COVID-19. 

4 S Occupational Health & Safety Advisory Webinar July 9, 1:30 to 2:30 pm


4S Consulting, a Health & Safety consulting, online software, and training company, and one of ECAO’s Affiliate Partners, is conducting a Free Webinar on - 4 steps to adapt to the new COVID-19 reality for employers?.


Date: Thursday, Jul 09, 2020
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Key Takeaways:

  1. A quick overview of COVID-19 training and monitoring tools that will help you keep your workers safe from COVID-19
  2. The significance of a sustainable health and safety program, and the updates you need to make to it for reflecting your COVID-19 efforts
  3. Effective ways to perform contact tracing, monitoring daily site access and sanitation activities

The webinar link and log in details will be emailed only to the registered participants.


COVID 19 - Tracing and Construction Zoom Webinar July 7, 1:00 pm.

ecao4july22020.PNGThe Construction and Design Alliance of Ontario (CDAO) is hosting a webinar for construction industry participants focussing on the introduction of the new contact tracing application. This will allow the province, public health and employers be more proactive rather than reactive in managing COVID 19 in the workplace.Speakers will be Ron Kelusky, Chief Prevention Officer and Mike Sherrard, Sherrard Kuzz LLP.

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National Electrical Trade Council (NETCO) Webinar July 7, 2:00 pm Atlantic Time


With the economy restarting and employees re-entering workplaces there is a lot of stress and anxiety around the health and safety among employees. NETCO’s webinar will feature Demetre Balaktsis on “Psychological/Suicide First Aid – Strategies for Keeping Employees in the Trades Safe”. 

Register in advance for this meeting:

ECAO Webinar with Teksmed

Join us on July 10, at 11 am for virtual presentation from ECAO’s Member Advantage partner, Teksmed.

Teksmed proactively manages occupational and non-occupational injuries and illnesses with personalized recover-at-work solutions for our contractor members.

Teksmed Zoom meeting.

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IBEW CCO Launches new website

Check out IBEW CCO’s new website at

The website is designed to share important news stories focusing on relevant industry updates, Local Union news, as well as political issues affecting our trade.


Ontario Moves Forward with Infrastructure Projects that Improve Communities and Create Jobs 

Spring 2020 P3 Market Update Signals Government’s Commitment to Build

TORONTO - The Ontario government continues to move forward with 37 major infrastructure projects across the province using the public-private partnership (P3) model. The projects were listed in the Spring 2020 P3 Market Update (known in the market as updates to the "P3 Pipeline"), which was released today by Laurie Scott, Ontario's Minister of Infrastructure.

Ontario's P3 model is part of the government's plan to build new infrastructure including transit, highways, schools and hospitals faster, improve productivity, help businesses get goods to markets, and create jobs.


The Growth of Energy Storage and its Impact on Electrical Contractors

ecao6july22020.jpgAs markets adapt and the adoption of energy storage continues to grow, so will job opportunities for Canadian electrical contractors. In a recent interview conducted by electrical industry NEWS WEEK with Paul Luukkonen, (Emerging Technologies Consultant) with Customized Energy Solutions, he explains the growing world of energy storage. Electrical contractors will likely see an increase in evolving labour opportunities, including grid-connected, hybrid, industrial and residential projects.

“Companies that are able to develop streamlined supply chain relationships, installation or other process efficiencies will have a competitive advantage as demand for energy storage increases,” says Paul.


Mobile Covid 19 Testing Pods

ecao7july22020.pngConstruction and technology firms partner to launch Citizen Care Pod

TORONTO — Citizen Care Pod Corporation is collaborating with WZMH Architects, PCL Construction, Insight Enterprises and Microsoft to launch the Citizen Care Pod, a smart screening and testing pod for COVID-19 that integrates intelligent technology within a modular design.
The pod is a customizable, portable unit outfitted with the capabilities to enable turnkey mobile COVID-19 testing in high-traffic business environments and communities with the goal to expedite testing, screening, and eventually vaccination on mass scale, states a release issued by the companies June 16.

PCL Construction, using modular construction methods, is manufacturing and assembling the pods by retrofitting 20-foot or 40-foot shipping containers that are equipped with four to 10 testing stations designed to physically and safely separate the frontline testing administrator from the patient being tested or screened, the release explains.


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