National Strategy Summit takes on construction industry’s biggest challenges

Ontario Construction Report - All sectors of Canada’s construction and maintenance industry, including owners, contractors, labour and government, came together today at BuildForce Canada’s second National Industry Strategy Summit to move forward on a national strategy to build a sustainable, competitive workforce by improving safety, productivity and workforce retention.

There was strong agreement that safety, productivity improvements, and workforce recruitment and retention issues are of paramount importance to the competitiveness of Canada’s construction and maintenance industry.

“Keeping our industry strong and competitive requires all elements of the construction industry to collaborate and share best practices,” said BuildForce Canada chair Christina Taylor. “As an organization we’re proud of the leading role we play in bringing industry together in this unique forum to discuss these issues and map out strategies to overcome these challenges.”

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