Associate Members

Part of COCA’s mandate is to provide our members with a forum to exchange information, ideas and best practices on construction industry issues in Ontario. This enables COCA’s members to inform and protect their members and to provide leadership for their associations.   

Corporate partnerships assist COCA in fulfilling our mandate while at the same time providing exposure to our partners and helping establish them as an authoritative voice in their field. 

Included in the benefits of  Corporate Partnership with COCA are:  

  • The opportunity to make non-promotional presentations at both the Board of Directors and the Chief Operating Officers’ (COO) Committee meetings, giving you access to the membership of COCA’s members.  The Board and COO Committee meet a minimum of four times a year. 
  • The ability, on a selective basis, to provide non-promotional expert articles on topics of interest to the COCA membership for the monthly COCA newsletter. 
  • Participation on COCA policy development committees in accordance with COCA committee membership policy. 
  • Your company profiled on COCA’s website with a link to your company’s website, a listing in COCA’s Annual Report and visibility on COCA’s Newsletter.  
  • Participation in select COCA programs and events and signage at COCA events.  


Hub International is a national insurance brokerage firm that specializes in Association/Group insurance programs.

Hub currently manages over 200 insurance programs (addressing: (i) commercial, (ii) employee benefits +/or (iii) group personal lines coverages delivering to the members choice options:

1.       Access – on-line, call-center or face-to-face
2.       Product scope
3.       Competing insurer quotes

 Some of our current clients include:

Appraisal Institute of Canada, Canadian Automobile Dealers Association, LandProtect (landscapers), Home Inspectors Association, Boating Ontario, Mr. Lube, CDRG (Canadian Disaster Restoration Group), SPMAO (Structural pest Management Association of Ontario)

Given that the basic principle of insurance is to “pay the losses of the few from the premium collected from the many”, associations represent a natural fit justifying enhanced coverage at lower premium rates achieved through leveraged relationships and spread of risk, also supported by attentive service.

We have been working in collaboration with COCA on the development of a disciplined program development strategy and would appreciate the opportunity for further discussion to assess the insurance needs for you & your members, customizing a solution to best suit the needs of your association.   If you are interested, please contact Stephanie Dudley (Director, Business Partnerships) or 647-267-8894.

HUB International Limited
595 Bay Street, Suite 900
Toronto,ON M5G2E3


Sherrard Kuzz LLP is one of Canada’s leading employment and labour law firms exclusively representing the interests of management.  Recognized as a leading provider of strategic advice and effective employment and labour relations representation within the construction industry, our team is consistently named among Canada’s Top 10 Employment and Labour Boutiques (Canadian Lawyer®), Canada’s Leading Employment & Labour Law Firms (Chambers Global®) and Repeatedly Recommended (Lexpert®).   

We have an extensive construction client-base in each of the industrial, commercial and institutional; residential; roads; heavy engineering; and electrical power systems sectors.  As a result of this experience, we have industry leading expertise working within the construction industry’s unique legislative framework, and are familiar with the complex issues, interests, relationships and key players in all trades.  

We assist all types and sizes of construction employers including employer associations, general contractors, developers, builders and subcontractors.  We represent their interests in a wide variety of proceedings, including but not limited to: 

  • Collective agreement negotiations (with individual employers or employer associations) 
  • Day-to-day administration of collective agreements   
  • Grievance referrals 
  • Jurisdictional disputes 
  • Labour Board proceedings 
  • Legislative communication strategies 
  • Occupational health and safety 
  • Preparation for and representation at interest arbitrations  
  • Sale of business / related employer applications 
  • Strike management and injunctive proceedings  
  • Strike preparation 
  • Trade union certification applications  
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance 


A detailed description of the work we do with and for our construction clients can be found at our website at: 

Address:250 Yonge Street, Suite 3300, Toronto, ON  M5B 2L7 

Phone:(416) 603-0700 

24 Hour:(416) 420-0738 

Fax:(416) 603-6035 

Web Site: 


TwoGreySuits…because HR happens 

TwoGreySuits (TGS) is a fully loaded on-line Human Resources Department specifically designed to meet the people management needs of small and medium sized enterprises. 

The TGS System Components: 

On-Line Training: Using leading edge e-learning technology, TGS has created a seven module core training product titled the Employee Engagement Certification Course for managers and supervisors. This core program will be enhanced over time with information webinars of specific interest and benefit to small and medium sized businesses. 

The HR Power Center: Contains over 1500 pages of downloadable forms, tools and guides for implementation of the key drivers of Employee Engagement as well for dealing with the day-to-day people management issues that invariably arise. 

The HR Hot Line: 24/7 access to a senior HR professional if hands-on guidance is needed 

Master Agreement: 

Under the COCA/TGS Master Agreement, COCA’s members have access to a discounted license fee schedule and can offer the TGS service to their member companies on either an Association Pay or Member Pay basis.  

Administration and Marketing:  

Each COCA member licensee will have its own administrative website within the TGS site that will facilitate tracking of member user activity and coordination of the Association’s Marketing Plan developed in concert with TGS. In addition, TGS will work with the COCA member to establish a Year 1 Marketing Plan utilizing our comprehensive Marketing Services Library which will include schedules for communication of pre-arranged marketing messages designed to encourage enrollment in the program. 

For more information on the TGS System, please go to our website at or call or email Ron Guest, Senior Partner, TwoGreySuits at: 
Phone:      416 460 6198 Email: