TEMPLATE Letter for Members to Use to Submit Responses to ERO Posting on Growth Plan February 13, 2019
The government has submitted a proposal to make Modifications to O. Reg. 311/06 (Transitional Matters - Growth Plans) made under the Places to Grow Act, 2005 to implement the Proposed Amendment to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017. OSSGA has made the point to the government that the current policy framework is not working. Approvals for new mineral aggregate operations in Southern Ontario are taking up to 10 years to complete the process. There are too many overlapping policies and inconsistent approaches between the Provincial Plans, Regional Official Plans, Local Official Plans and Conservation Authority policies regarding the management of this essential non-renewable resource.
Specification Alert February 6, 2019
Please be advised that there have been changes made to Aggregate Specifications for OPSS 1002, April 2018. This revised specification has been included in several MTO tender documents recently, most notably MTO Contract #2018-2024, Hwy 400 & Hwy 89 Interchange, Closing Feb. 14, 2019 and has raised concerns with many suppliers.
Avenues Winter 2019 Issue Now Available! February 5, 2019
The newest Winter 2019 issue of Avenues Magazine is now available online!
2019 Active & Associate Member Applications Are Now Available! February 1, 2019
2019 Active & Associate Member Applications to the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association are now available. Visit ossga.com/why_join_ossga to apply!
Securing Access to Stone, Sand & Gravel: OSSGA's Recommendations for Securing Close-to-Market Aggregate January 30, 2019
Ensuring Economic Growth and Future Greenspace in the Greater Golden Horseshoe
Revised Sample Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Now Available for OSSGA Members January 18, 2019
Under the Federal Government's amended WHMIS legislation, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) have been renamed Safety Data Sheets (SDS).

NEW OSSGA CEO BRINGS STRENGTH IN GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS, MANAGEMENT OF COMPLEX ISSUES

July 30, 2014

The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Ted Wigdor CEO of the Association.

Most recently the Vice-President, Government and Corporate Affairs with the Certified General Accountants (CGAs) of Ontario, Ted brings a depth and breadth of experience in government relations, association management and leadership, regulatory affairs and issues management.  Ted will start with OSSGA on August 11th and have the opportunity to meet many OSSGA members over his first few weeks on the job – through the current roster of tours and regional meetings.

In addition to his experience at CGA Ontario, an organization that serves 31,000 members and students, Ted was also President at SAMCI Toronto (S.A. Murray Consulting Inc.) – a small government relations firm with a big reputation. During his time at SAMCI, Ted spent seven years working with the Ontario division of the Cement Association of Canada to help them develop messaging that resonated in the political framework and advanced their agenda. This included the formation of a non-partisan Cement Caucus at Queen’s Park and a focus on industry issues.

“Ted has a strong background managing complex issues and is not afraid to look at things differently,” said Malcolm Croskery, Chair of the OSSGA Board of Directors. “We believe that skill set and those insights will be a significant asset to the industry as we face the challenges ahead.”

A quick study, Ted inherently understands stakeholder relations, how governments think and how to navigate the system to get things done.

Ted has served on numerous boards throughout his career – everything from well-recognized public affairs institutes to the parental advisory committee at his children’s school and the board of the community seniors activity centre.

Ted has an undergraduate degree in Commerce from McGill University, a Masters in Public Administration from Carleton University and an MBA from the University of Ottawa.
Previous OSSGA CEO Moreen Miller left the Association in May to pursue new challenges as President of Fowler Construction. Under Moreen’s leadership, the Association earned a solid reputation as a proactive industry organization at the forefront of natural resource management in Ontario and an Association that lives the credo that we’re stronger together.

The OSSGA Board of Directors would also like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of OSSGA’s staff team for leading the Association in the interim period between CEOs.