Board of Directors – Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations to the Ontario One Call Board of Directors

Ontario One Call (ON1Call) is charged with operating the regulatory regime established by the Ontario Underground Infrastructure Notification System Act 2012. It relies on qualified individuals to serve on the Board of Directors to guide the organization and to ensure it meets its obligations to members, excavators, and stakeholders.

ON1Call has the following categories of members: Municipal and Government, Electricity, Gas & Oil Pipeline, Telecommunications & Cable, and Other. The Other category consists of members who are not covered by the four previously named sectors (for example, industrial & manufacturing facilities, educational facilities, etc.) There are also three excavator representatives on the Board.

Applications are invited for qualified individuals to stand for nomination for the following vacant positions on the ON1Call Board of Directors for terms starting in June 2021:

Gas & Oil Pipeline Sector Representative: Term through June 2024, with an opportunity to stand for two subsequent terms of three years each

Excavator Sector Representative: Term through June 2024, with an opportunity to stand for two subsequent terms of three years each

Other Sector Representative: Term through June 2024, with the opportunity to stand for two subsequent terms of three-years each

ELIGIBILITY:

To be eligible to stand for election, certain conditions must be met:

• The individual’s employer must be a member of ON1Call as of February 2021 (does not apply for excavator sector)
• The employer must be supportive of the investment of time and interest that all ON1Call directors make, including attending five board meetings annually and participating in board committees and/or task forces
• The person must have a combination of skills and experience that equip them to serve on the board. The Board is particularly looking to add members with accounting and legal designations.

PROCESS:

Qualified individuals are advised to contact ON1Call by March 12, 2021, by email. The email should:

  1. Indicate their intention to stand for election.
  2. State their reasons for being considered to be a director, including past board experience.
  3. Include a CV and a letter of support from their organization
  4. Be sent to the Governance and Nominations Committee, c/o Ben Hamilton at hrcommittee@OntarioOneCall.ca

The Governance and Nominations Committee will evaluate all applications and subsequently contact all applicants. The committee will either arrange a telephone interview in March 2021 or advise that it will not be proceeding with a particular application.

Thank you,

Ben Hamilton Executive Director, Ontario One Call

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Excavator Survey Results

In December 2020, Ontario One Call conducted an online survey of over 1,000 excavators. There are a number of interesting and valuable findings that we want to share with all members, excavators, and stakeholders.

View the full presentation by clicking the link below.

Among the key findings:

  1. Excavators plan to make 2021 a busy year for digging. Half expect excavation volumes will be above pre-pandemic levels (e.g., 2019 levels) while the other half feel they will return to normal. Only 7% feel they will be slower than usual. This means that anyone who is planning based on the slower, Covid-impacted 2020 year will likely be underestimating demand for locates.
  2. Roughly 3/4 of excavators say that it’s easy to use ON1Call’s online platform and that they have adequate training to use the system. ON1Call recently introduced the Professional Locate Administrator Course (PLAC) to provide the opportunity to become an expert in entering and managing tickets.
  3. Around 2/3 of excavators say we’re on the right track in improving our online experience. In late 2021/early 2022 we’ll be rolling out a new web platform that will be much more intuitive and easier to use.
  4. There is strong support for concepts like “One Call, One Locate”, a standardized 60 day locate validity period and sharing locates among contractors
  5. There are mixed views toward excavator-pay models and mandatory white lining, but certainly enough support to investigate these ideas further.

Click Here for Survey Results

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State of Emergency – Essential Construction List

The Province Announces the Essential Construction Project List

The Province of Ontario has released its list of essential construction project types that will be able to continue during the state of emergency.

The new rules come into effect on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 12:01 a.m., for all of Ontario. They are anticipated to be in place for at least 28 days.

Under the Enhancing Public Health and Workplace Safety Measures, only essential construction projects are to continue.

The list of essential construction projects include:

To learn more about the state of emergency, please view the Enhancing Public Health and Workplace Safety Measures in the province-wide shutdown document produced by the Province of Ontario:   click here

  • Land surveying and demolition services.
  • Construction projects and services associated with the healthcare sector and long-term care, including new facilities, expansions, renovations and conversion of spaces that could be repurposed for health care space.
  • Construction projects and services required to ensure safe and reliable operations of, or to provide new capacity in, provincial and municipal infrastructure, including transit, transportation, energy, mining and justice sectors beyond the day-to-day maintenance.
  • Construction projects and services that support the operations of, and provide new capacity in schools, colleges, universities, municipal infrastructure and child care centres within the meaning of the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014.
  • Construction projects under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
  • Construction projects and services that support the operations of Broadband internet and cellular technologies and services. Construction projects and services that support the operations of Broadband internet and cellular technologies and services.
  • Critical industrial construction activities required for, the maintenance and operations of petrochemical plants and refineries, significant industrial petrochemical projects where preliminary work has already commenced, and industrial construction and modifications to existing industrial structures limited solely to work necessary for the production, maintenance, and/or enhancement of Personal Protective Equipment, medical devices (such as ventilators), and other identified products directly related to combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Construction projects that are due to be completed before July 2021 and that would provide additional capacity in the production, processing, manufacturing or distribution of food, beverages or agricultural products.
  • Construction projects that were commenced before January 12, 2021, and that would, provide additional capacity for businesses that provide logistical support, distribution services, warehousing, storage or shipping and delivery services, or provide additional capacity in the operation and delivery of Information Technology (IT) services or telecommunications services.
  • Residential construction projects where, footing permit has been granted for single family, semi-detached and townhomes, the project is a condominium, mixed use or other residential building, or the project involves renovations to residential properties and construction work was started before January 12, 2021.
  • Construction to prepare a site for an institutional, commercial, industrial or residential development, including any necessary excavation, grading, roads or utilities infrastructure.
  • Construction and maintenance activities necessary to temporarily close construction sites that have paused or are not active and to ensure ongoing public safety.
  • Below-grade multi-unit residential construction projects, such as apartments and condominiums. The Ontario government also provided that businesses must follow public health measures and should review the workplace safety guidelines.
  • Construction on any project intended to provide either, affordable housing, or shelter or supports for vulnerable persons, if the project is being funded in whole or in part by, or is being undertaken by, any of the following: the Crown in right of Canada or in right of Ontario, an agency of the Crown in right of Canada or in right of Ontario, a municipality, a service manager as defined in the Housing Services Act, 2011, or, a registered charity and not for profit within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada).

Other important new Health Measures that will affect all businesses include:

The Province also outlined new measures around employees needing to work from home, unless required to be onsite, face masks needing to be used at all times indoors, with limited exceptions, and ensuring that every person stays 2 metres apart.

The construction industry should also be aware that enhanced workplace testing might be required, and that more enforcement officers will be monitoring to ensure compliance.

Ontario One Call:

Ontario One Call is dedicated to providing a reliable and timely locate request process. We remain fully operational to accept locate requests.

We encourage our members to respond in good faith to all locate requests within the obligated timelines. If you suspect an excavation is non-essential and does not fall within the essential construction list, fulfil your obligation to provide a locate and contact your local Public Health Unit.

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Have Your Say – Excavator Survey


Excavator Survey 2020

Calling all Ontario Excavators

Give us your ideas and opinions. Your input will help shape the future directions of Ontario One Call.

Please share this survey with co-workers, partners, and any other excavator you are connected with. Every opinion matters.

Take our excavator survey today!

Click Here

Don’t miss out in having your say.  Survey closes December 18th, 2020

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Special Members Meeting Voting Results


Voting Results
Special Members Meeting

 Dear Stakeholders,

The voting results of the Special Members Meeting are complete. Please see the results below.

For more information on the by-law & fee schedule changes please visit: www.ontarioonecall.ca/proposed-changes/

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Ontario One Call Wins Marketing Award


Ontario One Call Wins Marketing Award

Ontario One Call, with ad agency adHOME Creative, win Gold at the International Davey Awards.

October 29th, 2020

We are proud to announce that Ontario One Call’s “Get the Dirt” marketing campaign is a Gold Winner in the design / print category at the 16th annual Davey Awards. This is the first time Ontario One Call has won a marketing award.

The ‘Get the Dirt’ campaign was designed for homeowners, with impactful creative, to educate on the need to contact Ontario One Call for any size dig.

The Davey Awards honours the finest creative work from the best small shops, firms, and companies worldwide.

Winning a Davey is an amazing accomplishment for  Ontario One Call, and adHome Creative, and one that we should celebrate.

Ontario One Call is encouraging Members, Excavators, and Locate Service Providers to use Ontario One Call’s award-winning creative. Materials are available for download and use in the Marketing and Educational Toolkit located on our website.

Get materials here: OntarioOneCall.ca/resources

About the Davey Awards

The Davey Awards exclusively honour the “Davids” of creativity, the finest small shops, firms, agencies, and companies worldwide. David defeated the giant Goliath with a big idea and a little rock – the sort of thing small companies do each year. The annual International Davey Awards honours the achievements of the “Creative Davids”, who derive their strength from big ideas rather than big budgets. The Davey Awards is the leading awards competition specifically for smaller organizations.

Please visit www.daveyawards.com for more information.

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Final Documents for Proposed Changes Available


Final Documents for the Proposed By-law & Fee Schedule Changes Available

Dear Members and Stakeholders,

The final copies of the proposed by-law and fee schedule changes, as well as stakeholder feedback, are available online for your review.

To review the documents please click here.

Key Dates:

  • August 21st – Ontario One Call sent out notification of September 30th consultation meeting
  • September 18th – Ontario One Call sent out an official notice of November Special Members Meeting
  • September 30th – Member Consultation Meeting via webinar
  • September 30th to October 16th – Stakeholders asked to provide written feedback on the proposed changes
  • November 5th – Special Members Meeting to vote on the proposed changes

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Last Call for Feedback


Last Call for Feedback on the Proposed By-Law and Fee-Schedule Changes

Provide feedback before 12:00 pm (noon) on Friday, October 16th, 2020.

Dear Stakeholders,

This is a reminder, that Ontario One Call is soliciting feedback on the proposed By-law and Fee Schedule changes.

Please provide written feedback before 12:00 pm (noon) on Friday, October 16th, 2020.

Send written feedback to: cofficer@OntarioOneCall.ca

For more background information click here

Key Dates:

  • August 21st – Ontario One Call sent out notification of September 30th consultation meeting
  • September 18th – Ontario One Call sent out official notice of November Special Members Meeting
  • September 30th – Member Consultation Meeting via webinar
  • September 30th to October 16th – Stakeholders asked to provide written feedback on the proposed changes
  • October 16th at 12:00 pm (noon) – all written feedback due
  • October 19th – Board of Directors meet to review feedback for consideration and approve final proposals
  • November 5th – Special Members Meeting to vote on the proposed changes

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Special Members Meeting – Nov 5th


Special Members Meeting 2020
Please join us on Nov 5th, at 12:00 P.M. (EST).

INVITATION ONTARIO ONE CALL’S SPECIAL MEMBERS MEETING

November 5th, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Dear Members,

Ontario One Call would like to invite you to participate in a webinar for the Special Members Meeting on November 5th, 2020.

The purpose of the Special Members Meeting is to vote on the changes Ontario One Call is proposing to its by-laws and fee schedule.

For more background information click here.

Please contact Member Services at MemberServices@OntarioOneCall.ca if you would like to submit a proxy vote for the Special Members Meeting prior to November 4th, 2020.

Key Dates:

 

  • August 21st – Ontario One Call sent out notification of September 30
    Member Consultation Meeting
  • September 18th – Ontario One Call sent out official notice of November
    Special Members Meeting, including full proposal package
  • September 30th – Member Consultation Meeting via webinar
  • September 30th to October 16th – Stakeholders are asked to provide written feedback on the proposed changes
  • October 19th, 2020 -Board of Directors meet to review feedback for consideration and approve final proposals
  • November 5th, 2020 –  Special Members Meeting to vote on the proposed by-law and fee schedule changes

Register Here

Registration for the webinar is available until Thursday, November 5th, 2020 at 11:00 am.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

If you require further information or would like to provide feedback, please contact Cory Officer via email at cofficer@OntarioOneCall.ca

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Ontario One Call Member Consultation Meeting – Sept 30th


Member Consultation Meeting 2020
Please join us on Sep 30, at 12:00 P.M. (EDT).

INVITATION TO ONTARIO ONE CALL’S MEMBER CONSULTATION MEETING

September 30, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Dear Members,

Ontario One Call would like to invite you to participate in a webinar consultation meeting on September 30, 2020. This consultation is being held prior to a special membership vote planned for November 5th, 2020.

The purpose of this consultation is to review changes Ontario One Call is proposing to its by-laws and fee schedule. More details of the proposals will be circulated on September 18th. Please RSVP using the link below to help ensure we keep you updated throughout this process.

Excavators and other stakeholders are also invited to provide feedback and are welcome to join the September 30th webinar.

Key Dates:

  • August 21st – Ontario One Call to send out notification of September 30th consultation meeting
  • September 18th – Ontario One Call to send out official notice of November Special Members Meeting
  • September 30th – Member Consultation Meeting via webinar
  • September 30th to October 16th – Stakeholders are asked to provide written feedback on the proposed changes
  • November 5th – Special Members Meeting to vote on the proposed changes

If you require further information or would like to provide feedback, please contact Cory Officer via email at cofficer@OntarioOneCall.ca.

Register Here

 

Please RSVP for the September 30th Member Consultation Meeting by clicking the ‘Register Here!’ button above. The registration page will open in your browser and you will be asked to fill out pertinent information.

Registration for the webinar is available until Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 11:00 am.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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