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OSMCA-LogoOntario Sheet Metal Contractors Association, usually referenced by the acronym 'OSM' is a provincial not-for-profit trade association. OSM is an association of contractors whose affairs and activities are controlled by a board of directors comprised of contractor members or their appointed representative.


smacna-logo-smallThe Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) – is an international trade association representing 1,834 member firms in 103 chapters throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and Brazil.
The voluntary technical standards and manuals developed by SMACNA Contractors are accepted worldwide by the construction community, as well as foreign government agencies. ANSI, the American National Standards Institute, has accredited SMACNA as a standards-setting organization. SMACNA does not seek to enforce its standards or provide accreditation for compliance. SMACNA standards and manuals address all facets of the sheet metal industry, from duct construction and installation to air pollution control, energy recovery and roofing.

SMWIA-LogoThe Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association (SMWIA) – serves to protect and raise the living standards of over 150,000 skilled men and women employed throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. We work in the construction, manufacturing, service, railroad and shipyard industries. The SMWIA strives to establish and maintain desirable working conditions for its members through their employers. Doing so provides them that measure of comfort, happiness, and security to which every member is entitled to in return for his or her highly trained and skilled labor.The SMWIA is affiliated with the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC).

IHSA-LogoInfrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) – is a leader in health and safety education. Through skills-based training, auditing, and evaluation, we provide safety solutions to those who perform high-risk activities such as working at heights, working with energized high-voltage power systems, driving motor vehicles, transporting dangerous goods, working on suspended access equipment, and utility line clearing.

We incorporate a research-based educational methodology in everything we do, from the needs assessment stage through to program development, delivery, and evaluation. This comprehensive evaluation framework, which measures program and performance outcomes, is a critical element in high-risk activity education.

AFL-CIO_LogoThe American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) – a voluntary federation of 57 national and international labor unions.The AFL-CIO union movement represents 11.5 million members, including 3 million members in Working America, its new community affiliate. We are teachers and truck drivers, musicians and miners, firefighters and farm workers, bakers and bottlers, engineers and editors, pilots and public employees, doctors and nurses, painters and laborers and more.

mcao-logoMechanical Contractors Associatio of Ontario (MCAO) – The Association continues to represent the best interests and concerns of our membership through our involvement in ongoing/established activities; as well our development of and participation in several existing new initiatives – aimed at improving our industry/level of success in the future.



MCAT-LogoThe Mechanical Contractors Association of Toronto (MCAT) – the Association’s mandate is to improve on existing industry practices, to build strength and unity within the industry and to provide policies and guidelines to enable Mechanical Contractors to plan and expand in the developing market of this industry.


mcao-logoThe Mechanical Contractors Association of Ottawa (MCAO) – is an association working for the betterment and advancement of the unionized trades in the mechanical contracting industry. Our ICI contracting members are signatory to one or more of the following provincial collective agreements; MCAO/OPTC of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe fitting Industry of the United States and Canada.


CLC-logoCanadian Labour Congress (CLC) – The Canadian Labour Congress is the largest democratic and popular organization in Canada with over three million members. The Canadian Labour Congress brings together Canada’s national and international unions, the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 130 district labour councils.


The Toronto Construction Association (TCA) – the mandate, when it was formed in 1867, was to promote the highest possible standard of professionalism for it’s stakeholders. That mandate remains unchanged. However, the industry has become infinitely more complicated during the last 140 plus years, and the scope and diversity of our services has grown to ensure we adequately service the entire ICI sector in the greater Toronto area.

COCA-LogoThe Council of Ontario Construction Associations (COCA) is a leading voice for the Ontario ICI and heavy civil construction industry with 32 member organizations representing more than 10,500 construction businesses and more than 400,000 employees. COCA is committed to proactively engaging our membership through our policy committees to provide a forum through which the Ontario construction industry identifies key provincial policy issues and develops consensus opinions.

ucw-logoUnionized Construction Works. FACT: The unionized construction industry has the best trained and most highly skilled workers and contractors in the entire industry. This means that major and minor projects alike benefit from the superiority of this workforce – better quality, commitment to safety and innovative best practices. All of this adds up to better long-term value for buyers of construction – just a few of the many reasons why Unionized Construction Works.

helmets_to_hardhats-logoHelmets to Hardhats Canada (H2H) has been incorporated in Canada as a Not for Profit Organization. It is similar to its sister H2H program in the United States, but is designed to provide an opportunity in Canada for anyone who has served (or is currently serving and looking to transition to a civilian career) in either the Regular or Reserve Force Components of the Canadian Forces. The program offers the required apprenticeship training to achieve journey person status in any of the applicable trades within the building and construction industry. Depending on existing qualifications and experience, the apprenticeship training process may be shortened or by-passed so as to enable a fast-tracked achievement of journeyperson status.

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