Annual General Meeting

COCA’s 2016 Annual General Meeting Highlights

On Tuesday, March 1, 2016 COCA held its Annual General Meeting at the Royal Canadian Military Institute in Toronto. 

COCA was pleased to have the Leader of the Opposition and the Leader of the Ontario PC Party, Patrick Brown, as our guest speaker at our AGM on Tuesday, March 1st at the Royal Canadian Military Institute in downtown Toronto.  In his remarks Brown made the following comments:

  • The construction industry is the bed rock of Ontario’s economy
  • Contractors who perform the work must be paid
  • One of the very first things a Patrick Brown PC government will do is implement prompt payment legislation
  • His government will eliminate the suffocating red tape and over regulation in order to make Ontario more competitive
  • His government will align the education system with the skills requirements of the economy

The success of COCA is the result of the important contributions of numerous volunteers from our member associations. Each year COCA recognizes and honours outstanding contributions made throughout the year.  The 2015 award winners were recognized at this year’s Annual General Meeting.  For details on the awards, please visit the Awards page.

During AGM business, the 2016 Board of Directors was elected and at the Board of Directors meeting that followed the 2016 Executive Committee was appointed.  COCA is pleased to announce the following people will make up COCA’s Executive Committee this year:

Gary van Bolderen, Chair
Dutch Masters Construction Services
Canadian Farm Builders Association

Don Gosen , Past Chair
Gosen Electrical, Grand Valley Construction Association

Anita Stacey   Vice Chair
Cowden Woods Design Builders, Barrie Construction Association

Roger Hubbard, Vice Chair
AMJ Enterprizes Ltd., Reinforcing Steel Institute of Canada

Dan Lancia, Vice Chair
Holaco Installations,  Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario

Jim DiNovo, Treasurer
BML Multi Trades Group Ltd., Hamilton-Halton Construction Association

Ron Johnson   Director
Interior Systems Contractors Association

Martha George, Director at Large
Grand Valley Construction Association

Jeff Koller, Director at Large
Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario

John Mollenhaur, Director at Large
Toronto Construction Association

Harold Lindstrom, Director
Construction Association of Thunder Bay

Thank you to everyone who attended!