Sponsors – Business & Industry Associations

CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) is the largest Canadian Automobile Association club with over 2 million Members in our territory. CAA SCO is a not-for-profit auto club offering Roadside Assistance, automotive services, Travel, Home and Auto Insurance and Travel Medical Insurance. For more than 100 years, CAA SCO has been an innovative leader committed to meeting and exceeding the needs of Canada’s motoring and travelling public.  We are also a strong advocate and voice for our Members on issues such as traffic safety, mobility, infrastructure and consumer rights.

cementThe Cement Association of Canada (CAC) represents the Canadian cement industry – eight companies with clinker and cement manufacturing facilities, granulators, grinding facilities and cement terminals. Together, we strive to maintain a sustainable industry as well as promote and advance the economic, environmental and societal benefits of building with cement and concrete. A founding member of the Concrete Council of Canada, the CAC builds and maintains effective working relationships with stakeholder organizations. It advances the industry’s position as a proactive partner in addressing society’s sustainability challenge, and in the face of climate change, the resiliency imperative.  The CAC advocates for legislative and regulatory environments that allow a fair competitive playing field for its members at all levels of government and it advises on technical matters important to the cement and concrete industries, such as codes, standards, specifications and best practice.

ocnaFounded in 1950 and based in Burlington, the Ontario Community Newspapers Association is a non-profit industry association comprising more than 300 member newspapers located throughout the province. We are dedicated to helping community newspapers prosper by: Advocating for favourable government policies; Supplying members with tools, support and information about the industry and the market; Providing the means for members to work together to resolve issues to improve the competitive position of the industry; Promoting and enhancing the image of the industry among readers and other important constituencies; Pooling resources and delivering services to the public jointly, and securing benefits collectively which individual members cannot obtain alone; Offering services to help the public do business with community newspapers while benefiting our members.

Ontario Real Estate Association

Lead Sponsor

The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) is one of Ontario’s most respected professional associations. Founded in 1922 by a handful of real estate professionals, today, OREA represents over 56 000 REALTORS® and 40 local real estate boards and associations. It serves its members through a variety of publications, educational programs and brings a united voice to the Ontario Legislature on behalf of REALTORS®. The association is committed to promoting high industry standards, protecting consumers and promoting home ownership. OREA is the only authorized provider of real estate licensing courses in the province.  Committed to education and professionalism, OREA takes special pride in helping nurture young people’s interest in politics and create tomorrow’s leaders.  OREA is a proud sponsor of the Ontario Legislature Internship Programme, and boasts two former interns as part of their government relations staff.

Ontario Stone Sand Gravel Association

Major Sponsor

The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) is a non-profit industry association representing over 280 sand, gravel, and crushed stone producers and suppliers of valuable industry products and services. Collectively, our members supply the majority of the approximately 152 million tonnes of aggregate consumed annually in the province to build and maintain Ontario’s infrastructure needs. OSSGA works in partnership with government and the public to promote a safe and competitive aggregate industry contributing to the creation of strong communities in the province.

provincial buildersThe Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario is an organization that represents 13 craft unions in the construction sector, totalling 150,000 workers throughout the province. Our mission is to give construction workers a collective voice in the workplace, to help ensure that workers are well-trained to meet industry needs, and to promote healthy and safe work conditions with decent wages, pensions and benefits. Part of our success stems from the effective partnerships we have established with our signatory contractors and owner-clients who work with our affiliates to achieve public and private infrastructure needs in seven bargaining sectors.