Identify & Confirm Issues
The Board of Directors will identify and confirm COCA’s public policy priorities for the year.
Current priorities are:
Additional priorities will be identified and confirmed as they arise. Particular attention will be paid to identifying issues that help COCA align itself with other industry players.
Backgrounders and talking points will be developed for each priority issue to ensure a common understanding of the issue and a common message. These documents will be circulated to the membership with regular updates.
Events at Queen’s Park
COCA will organize the annual Welcome to Construction Season reception at Queen’s Park in June 2013 and the annual Construction Day at Queen’s Park in September 2013.
COCA staff will meet as often as necessary with Ministers and senior staff in priority Ministries. Positive working relationships will be further developed with key officials as well as their corresponding opposition critics and senior staff.
COCA will strike committees, task forces and form alliances as necessary to develop and advance priority issues.
At the request of the Chief Prevention Officer, COCA will establish a Construction CEO’s Forum to offer advice to the Prevention Office.
COCA will prepare and mobilize COCA’s network of construction associations for a general election. Member associations will be provided with materials and advice to get the industry’s issues and solutions into the public dialogue during the campaign.
COCA will continue to keep the membership well informed through established communications vehicles. New in 2013 will be a monthly Government Relations Update circulated at the end of each month highlighting meetings and discussions with the government and its agencies.
Membership Engagement & Outreach
COCA will engage a professional facilitator to help better identify and communicate the organization’s Member Value Proposition. The Board of Directors will be directly involved in the process. COCA staff and Executive Committee members will implement the Membership Retention and Development Strategy that will be an output of the exercise.
COCA will strike a committee to identify and investigate potential opportunities to generate non-dues revenue.