Membership with OSSGA entitles you and your company to many benefits, including:
Advocacy: Protecting and promoting the industry
The aggregate industry is one of the most highly regulated in Ontario. More than 25 pieces of legislation ensure the protection of people, the natural environment and future resources. OSSGA works closely with all levels of government to ensure effective legislation and regulation. Examples include:
- Land Use Planning -- participation in the review of the Provincial Plans, Aggregate Resources Act, and Provincial Policy Statement
- Compliance requirements under the Endangered Species Act
- Regular specifications meetings with the Ministry of Transportation
- Monitoring and participation in Municipal Official Plans, by-laws and regulations
As an OSSGA member you receive regular notification of new government regulations or changes to existing regulations affecting the industry. You also have access to professional advice regarding regulations, licensing, government affairs, health and safety and environmental issues.
There's strength in numbers! On specific issues, the Association acts as a hub, allowing members to pool their resources to protect against unfair local or regional decisions, OMB hearings or municipal plan amendments. Add your voice to help us be even stronger.
Leading Edge Education
OSSGA is committed to ensuring you and your employees possess the skills and knowledge to meet the challenges of the future through our outstanding educational programs.
OSSGA provides many opportunities to make valuable professional and social contacts at our seminars and workshops as well as the Association's Annual General Meeting, golf tournament, baseball tournament, ski day, and other social events.
Members have a wealth of opportunity to make a difference in the association and the industry by joining and participating in OSSGA Committees and our Board of Directors.
Each year OSSGA recognizes aggregate industry leaders and their commitment to excellence through several prominent award programs, including Property Enhancement Award, Progressive Rehabilitation Award, Outstanding Achievement in Property Award, Community Relations Award, Award of Excellence, Bronze Plaque Award, Individual Safety Awards, Corporate Safety Awards.
Solid Industry Research
OSSGA is your reliable source for industry research and information, such as province-wide pricing trends; recycling, and industry outlook.
OSSGA offers a full range of industry related publications and videos.
Two free issues of Avenues, the association's new industry magazine, sourcing new vehicles of understanding, such as greener gravel and sustainability of the aggregate industry.
A bi-weekly ebulletin featuring current news and trends within the industry, association activities, and events.
Provides breaking news for information affecting the industry that needs to get into your hands quickly.
Membership Source Book
Members receive a free copy of OSSGA's award winning Commercial Membership and Aggregate Directory, annually, which references OSSGA members as well as their products and services.
OSSGA Insurance Program
Cowan Insurance Brokers in conjunction with the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) have developed a comprehensive program to fully address the insurance and risk management needs of aggregate producers. See details here
OSSGA Perkopolis Discount Savings Program
OSSGA provides its members and their employees with exclusive access to discounts on popular products and services – including theatre tickets, hotels, attractions, movies, shopping, and travel!
Through OSSGA's partnership with Perkopolis, members have access to savings of up to 50% on shows, shopping, restaurants and more! Perkopolis Hotels will provide you savings at more than 100,000 hotels worldwide.
Members receive regular mailings with notices of important issues and upcoming events.