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Skilled Trades: Speak Out at the OCOT Consultations in Sudbury, Ottawa, London, and Toronto

February 10, 2017
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The Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) Compliance and Enforcement Committee will be holding regional consultation meetings. The goal is to get input and feedback from the public, members, employers and employees (both union and nonunion), trades representatives (union and nonunion) and other stakeholders.
These town halls are your chance to be heard. If you are concerned about:

  • Your safety on the job site, public safety and consumer protection.
  • Protecting apprentices from unscrupulous employers and the movement to reduce journeyperson/apprentice ratios.
  • The future of skilled trades and the promotion of skilled trades to young people choosing their first career.
  • The value of skilled trade certification.

We encourage you to show up to the town hall meetings in your area:

Consultation Dates

Here is the schedule. Most of the meetings are town halls, but the Toronto consultations are by appointment only. There’s more info below.

  • Monday, Feb 13 2017 – Sudbury. From 6 – 9 PM there will be a town hall style meeting at the Travelodge Hotel Sudbury, 1401 Paris Street, Sudbury, ON P3E 3B6
  • Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 – Ottawa. 6 PM – 9 PM the town hall will be taking place at Les Suites Ottawa, 130 Besserer Street, Ottawa ON K1N 9M9
  • Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 – London. From 6 PM – 9 PM there will be a town hall at London and District Construction Association at 331 Adberdeen Dr., London, Ont.
  • Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 – Toronto. From 9 AM – 4 PM there will be in-person closed hearings at 655 Bay Street, Suite 600, Toronto, ON M5G 2K4. Each organization or individual will be given 30 minutes to present and answer questions (should the Committee have any). RSVP is required. Organizations and individuals who wish to make a formal presentation to the Compliance and Enforcement Committee on Thursday, February 23rd must register by sending an email to by Friday, February 17, 2017.
    Please including the following information with your RSVP:

    • Contact name
    • Organization name
    • Presenters’ names and titles
    • Address, contact phone numbers, and email.

You can read the background on the compliance and enforcement policy here.
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