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).

OSSGA Announces New Executive Director

April 18, 2016 at 11:45 AM

Norman brings with him more than 30 years’ experience as a successful lobbyist, media spokesperson, consensus builder and association management executive. His past accomplishments include the successful navigation of complex issues through municipal, provincial and federal legislative and regulatory frameworks. 

As CEO of the Ontario Public Transit Association, Norman managed and directed all aspects of a province-wide trade association including advocacy, member meetings, strategic planning, conference planning, Board governance and financial oversight.  Previous positions include senior management roles with the Canadian Security Association, where he led a national association of 800+ members, a $1M budget, and a team of 8 staff members; the Information Technology Association of Canada and GS1 Canada, where he was instrumental in leading a diverse industry-government coalition of stakeholders towards the development of a new standard. 

As a volunteer, Norman was co-founder and is a past-president of the Public Affairs Association of Canada. He currently enjoys serving as a volunteer school tutor through the Pathways to Education program in Regent Park. 

Norman holds a BA from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.

We welcome Norm to OSSGA!