Upcoming Events

Save the Date – B&CRAO Annual Ski Day
February 17, 2023
Georgian Peaks Ski Club
Registration Information to follow.




Past Events:

B&CRAO 2022 Annual General Meeting
Members are invited to join us for a wonderful evening of fantastic food, special speakers and an amazing afterparty at our upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday November 30th.
Location: Second Floor Events Space, 461 King West, Toronto, ON M5V 1K4

2022 Member Appreciation Event, August 30, 2022
B&CRAO’s Member Appreciation Events are our way of saying thank you to our valued members, and we are excited to once again be back at the Rogers Centre.

B&CRAO’s Toast to Summer Celebration, June 22, 2022
The summer construction season is in full swing. Join us to celebrate the warm weather with some delicious food and great company at Toronto’s Distillery District.

Hello-Goodbye: Best Practices When Hiring and Managing Departures, April 13, 2022
One of the by-products of the COVID-19 pandemic has been seismic movement in workplace talent. Studies suggest between 25-40% of workers will look to leave their jobs as the pandemic subsides. As a result, employers will need to address two issues simultaneously: the recruitment of new talent and protection of the business from departing employees.
Join us for this informative seminar presented by Matthew Badrov, a lawyer with Sherrard Kuzz LLP.

Virtual Manufacturer Showcase, March 9th, 2022
On Wednesday B&CRAO will be hosting another one of its popular Manufacturer’s Showcase events. Join us to learn about some of the newest products and technologies developed for the restoration industry.

2021 Annual General Meeting, December 1st, 2021
Start the holiday season in style, by joining us for a magical night at our upcoming Annual General Meeting!

We are so pleased to be able to offer in-person events once again to those members who are comfortable getting together. This year’s AGM event will be a dinner at Archeo, located in Toronto’s historic distillery district, during the Distillery Winter Village.

Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program for the Restoration Industry, October 27, 2021
This month’s important seminar is focused on unlocking the secrets of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) to make it work for you! Have you ever tried to secure workers through the TFWP and not had luck, or thought about it and decided it would be too difficult? This seminar is for you!

Join us for the important topic: “Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program for the Restoration Industry.”

The BCRAO will have two senior officers from the Temporary Foreign Worker Program presenting. The seminar will give a summary of what the Temporary Foreign Worker Program is, and how it can be utilized by our contractor members to assist in labour shortage issues they are encountering. The seminar will have an active Q&A at the end, where B&CRAO members can pose questions directly to the senior officers of the program.

23rd Annual Golf Tournament, September 21, 2022
B&CRAO is pleased to announce we will be holding our 23rd Annual Golf Tournament for the Ken Smith Memorial Trophy on September 21, 2021.  Register today to join, as space will sell out quickly!

This year’s event will once again be held at the prestigious Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville.

2021 Member Appreciation Event, August 30th
We are so pleased to be able to offer in-person events once again to those members who are comfortable getting together, and it seems only fitting that our first event back is our Member Appreciation event

Introduction to the New CCDC -2020, June 29th, 2021
The CCDC2 -2020 Stipulated Price Contract has been published and is now in effect. This year (2021) represents the transition period between the old and new Stipulated Price Contract. The Canadian Construction Document Committee has further indicated that as of December 2021 they will no longer be producing the seals for CCDC 2 -2008.

Join us as Ted Katsoris, Principal and Team Leader at Morrison Hershfield, outlines some of the key changes between the old and new contract, including the introduction of “Payment Legislation, Ready for Take-Over” as well as the implications of Early Occupancy by the Owner, Updated Insurance requirements, etc.

COVID-19 Vaccinations and Your Workplace, April 29th, 2021
With COVID-19 vaccination within reach for most Canadians, many employers want to know if they can require employees and, in some cases, customers to be vaccinated once vaccines are readily available. Employers are also uncertain about the information they can collect about vaccination and whether widespread vaccination in the workplace means fewer health and safety protocols such as distancing, masking, disinfecting, etc.

Join us as Sherrard Kuzz LLP presents an interactive webinar that will address these, and other, COVID-related workplace issues.

An Update on the 2021 Insurance Marketplace, March 24, 2021

Join us to learn about the present & future outlook of the insurance marketplace in a COVID-19 environment, hear an overview of the insurance amendments to CCDC 2 and CCDC 41 (2020), and get a sense of the impact of cyber awareness on construction firms.

B&CRAO is excited to welcome Barrie Ngeh, Vice President of the Construction Services Group at Aon Risk Solutions to speak to our members and offer his insight and thoughts.

Virtual Webinar- Upcoming changes to CSA S413: The Canadian Parking Standard On Wednesday, May 26th from 1-2pm, the Building Concrete Restoration Association of Ontario (B&CRAO) and Sealant and Waterproofing Association (SWA) are pleased to provide a joint technical seminar on the highlights of the changes to the CSA – S413 Parking Structures design standard. The public review period is now complete and the final release of the CSA S413-21 – Parking Structures design standard is scheduled for release later this year. This Standard was prepared by the CSA Technical Committee on Parking Structures, including members of our associations working with industry stakeholders on this very important initiative. This will be the fifth edition of the CSA S413 and includes many changes that will improve the durability of parking structures. Presenters:

  • Jeremy Horst, SWA Voting Member of CSA S413-21 Tech. Committee.
  • Paul Hanratty, B&CRAO Voting Member of CSA S413-21 Tech. Committee

WHEN: 1:00-2:00pm, Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 LOCATION: This virtual event will be hosted on GoToWebinar. All those that register will receive log-in instructions ahead of the event on May 26th.









B&CRAO Hosts Deputy Minister of Labour, Training, and Skills Development at Virtual Annual General Meeting! WHEN: 2-3pm EST, Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 As we continue to live under COVID-19 restrictions, unfortunately this year it means B&CRAO’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will need to take place virtually. With that in mind, we have worked hard  to ensure our event is as informative as possible, and that it would be free to members. We are very pleased to announce that we will be joined by the new Deputy Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, Mr. Greg Meredith. As the most senior civil servant in charge of the construction sector, Mr. Meredith will be speaking to members about how he has seen the industry respond to the pressures of COVID-19, and what we might expect in 2021 from the government’s perspective. For more information on running for a position on B&CRAO’s Board of Directors, please contact info@bcrao.com.

B&CRAO Annual Ski Day Register today! On Friday, February 21st, B&CRAO invites you to bring your coworkers, friends, and families to join us for a fun day on the slopes! This year we will be heading back to the The Georgian Peaks Club in the blue mountains and hope you’ll join us. WHEN: 9:00am – 5:00pm, Friday, February 21st, 2020 WHERE: Georgian Peaks Club (West Lodge), 104 Wensley Drive, Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0

Seminar on Restoration of Reinforced Concrete Historic Buildings by Eliseo Conciatori Join B&CRAO on Wednesday, January 15th for a presentation on “Restoration of Reinforced Concrete Historic Buildings”. Eliseo Conciatori from Vector Construction will explain the realkalization process and provide case histories of two prominent historic buildings. When carbonation of environmentally exposed concrete occurs, steel reinforcing corrodes causing concrete damage, such as delaminations, cracking, spalling and it eventually affects the building’s appearance. Falling concrete debris may also cause serious safety issues. The best and most long term method to stop and permanently prevent reinforcement corrosion in carbonated concrete structures is by another electro-chemical process called realkalization. WHEN: 6:30pm-9:00pm, Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 WHERE: Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel, 801 Dixon Rd, Toronto, ON M9W 1J5

B&CRAO Hosts Minister of Labour at AGM! Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is just around the corner! This year we are excited to welcome Ontario’s Minister of Labour, Training, and Skills Development, the Honourable Monte McNaughton to speak to our members and guests. We will also be heading back to the Woodbine Racetrack to experience the thrill of horse racing. WHEN: Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 WHERE: Woodbine Racetrack, 555 Rexdale Boulevard, Toronto, ON M9W 5L2

Addressing Our Worker Shortage: A Discussion with George Brown College Join B&CRAO on Wednesday, October 23rd for a conversation on Ontario’s skilled labour shortage. We are excited to be joined by George Brown College who are working with B&CRAO to develop a new Curtain Installation and Repair Certificate Program. They will discuss this exciting initiative and what B&CRAO members can do to help grow our workforce. WHEN: 6:00-9:00pm, Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 WHERE: Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel, 801 Dixon Rd, Toronto, ON M9W 1J5

Event: 22nd Annual B&CRAO Golf Tournament for the Ken Smith Memorial Trophy Date: 10:30am-8:00pm, Thursday, September 19th, 2019 Location: The Country Club, 20 Lloyd Street, Woodbridge, ON L4L 2B9

Event: Membership Appreciation Event – A Night Out with The Jays Date: Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 Time: 7:00 – 10:00pm Location: Acura Executive Lounge, Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON M5V 1J1

Event: Construction Lien Act May Seminar Date: Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 Time: 6:30 – 9:00pm Location: Archeo – Distillery District, 31 Trinity Street, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

Event: Safety and Working at Heights Seminar with Ontario’s CPO Ron Kelusky Date: Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 Time: Cash Bar Reception at 6:00pm, Dinner and Seminar at 7:00pm Location: The Westin Toronto Airport, 950 Dixon Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 5N4

Date: Friday, February 15th, 2019 Event: 2019 B&CRAO Ski Day Location: Georgian Peaks Club, 104 Wensley Drive, Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0

Date: Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 Time: 6:30-9:00 pm Event: Annual Manufacturers Showcase Location: Archeo – Distillery District, 31 Trinity Street, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

Date: Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 Time: Cocktail Reception – 4:30 pm AGM, Dinner, and Entertainment – 5:30 pm Event: B&CRAO’s Annual General Meeting Location: CBC Building, Barbara Frum Atrium, 250 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3G6

Date: September 12, 2018 Time: Registration and breakfast at 7:30am / Call to the carts at 8:30am / Shot-gun start at 9:00am / Lunch will be served on the course / Reception, Dinner and awards at 3:00pm Event: B&CRAO Annual Golf Tournament Location: Glen Abbey Golf Club, 1333 Dorval Dr., Oakville, ON L6M 4G2

Date: August 8, 2018 Time: 7:00 – 10:00pm Event: Member Appreciation Event – Blue Jays vs. Red Sox Location: Rogers Centre’s Acura Executive Lounge, 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON M5V 1J1 (Enter through Gate 3 and proceed to level 300)

Date: June 6, 2018 Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm Event: June Seminar Location: Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre, 801 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON M9W 1J5

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm Event: Certificates of Payment and Construction Lien Act Amendments Seminar Location: Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre, 801 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON M9W 1J5

Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Time: 6:30 – 9:00pm Event: B&CRAO Manufacturer Showcase Location: Archeo – Distillery District, 31 Trinity Street, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

Date: Friday, January 19, 2018 Event: 2018 B&CRAO Ski Day Location: Georgian Peaks Club (West Lodge), 104 Wensley Drive, Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0